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Review – Fascinating Aida, Jermyn Street Theatre

Thursday 22 May 2008

Fascinating Aida flyerPhil was having one of his republican days.

No, not that kind of Republican: say “McCain” and Phil thinks “oven chips”; say “Bush” and Phil thinks, well, not much really.

No, “republican” as in “not that struck on the monarchy”.

Now do not be dismayed at this rather late excursion into anarchy: it will all be over by tomorrow. Sharper-eyed denizens of Kentish Town may catch him fishing his collection of Princess Anne & Captain Mark Phillips wedding knick-knacks out of his dustbin in order to restore them to their pride of place on his mantelpiece. Read the rest of this entry »

The mystery of the missing Chita

Tuesday 14 August 2007

Our regular reader will know that the West End Whingers are very interested in real (i.e. nearly dead) stars of stage and screen and will go a very long way indeed to see one in the flesh before it croaks.

In recent years they have managed to tick some quite impressive people off what is an alarmingly diminishing list without going too out of their way – Elaine Stritch in her one-woman show at the Old Vic, of course, Eartha Kitt (rather incongruously at the Shaw Theatre) and – somewhat bizarrely – Celeste Holm warbling the words she could remember, bless her, at the Pizza Express at Hyde Park Corner.

So the news that Broadway legend Chita Rivera was coming to the west end in a one-woman (presumably plus pianist and perhaps dancers) show caused a flurry of excitement in the Whingers’ respective households. The woman is in her eighth decade for heavens’ sake. Read the rest of this entry »