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WEST END NEWS: Full Line Up for West End Live Announced

The full line-up for this year’s West End Live has been announced. The free event takes place in Trafalgar Square and takes place on June 18th and 19th.

Over 25 shows feature with West End stars Beverley Knight, Michael Xavier, Kerry Ellis, Matt Cardle and West End debutante¬†Pixie Lott making an appearance to promote Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

The full list in alphabetical order is:

American Idiot, Beautiful, The Bodyguard, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Crazy For You, Disney’s The Lion King, Guys And Dolls, In The Heights, Impossible, Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar, Kinky Boots, Les Mis√©rables, Mamma Mia!, Matilda The Musical, Motown The Musical, Murder Ballad, The Phantom Of The Opera, The Secret Garden, Show Boat, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Stomp, Sunny Afternoon, Thriller Live, The Wedding Singer and Wicked.

100 WORD REVIEWS: Impossible – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

The true story of the feud between Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle proves to be rich fodder in this interesting new play at the Fringe.

Just as Doyle will not be dissuaded in his belief in Spiritualism, Houdini refuses to countenance its existence. The pair embark on a trans-Atlantic pas de deux each to convince the other. Reality bounces straight off Doyle as Houdini continues to debunk psychic after psychic but Houdini’s premature death prevents the pair’s reconciliation.

Alex Cox delivers a charismatic turn as Houdini and Phill Jupitus is a competent, if horribly accented Doyle. A compelling piece, well worth a watch.