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Tony! The Tony Blair Rock Opera – Leicester Square Theatre
London

Tony! The Tony Blair Rock Opera – Leicester Square Theatre

Relentlessly loud, unsubtle and lacking any pretence to charm or wit, Tony! The Tony Blair Rock Opera by Harry Hill and Steve Brown rattles through Blair's greatest life hits, from birth to eventual death, interspersed by his political rise and prosecution of four wars. It's an in-your-face puerile comedy at times hilarious but also cringeworthy. Blair is presented as weak, ineffectual and easily manipulated by those around him, particularly his wife, Cherie, Comms Director Peter Mandelson, and President Bush.  A parade of political figures from Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden to John Prescott, Gordon Brown, Neil Kinnock and David Blunkett (with toy guide dog) populate the political landscape of Blair's career. The saving grace of the production is the cast. Full of energy and ...
BenDeLaCreme is… Ready To Be Committed – Leicester Square Theatre
London

BenDeLaCreme is… Ready To Be Committed – Leicester Square Theatre

BenDeLaCreme oozes charisma in her spectacular solo showcase. The show begins with her preparing for marriage, except she is missing a groom and a wedding dress amongst other “small” details. Coerced by a feisty and entitled wedding cake topper, BenDeLaCreme’s doubts are pushed aside as she plans her special day. She begins to question the notion of marriage and love, inspired by talking inanimate objects which come to life. Full of colour and range, from historical raps to a medieval version of Single Ladies, DeLa shows her talent as a performer, lyricist and creative director. The dramatisation of relatable events, of rejection, excitement and anticipation are almost cathartic to watch, as she allows her full emotional expression. The Grindr experience in which the men are ken do...