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I went into Half a Sixpence not knowing much except that Tommy Steele had been in the original 1963 production (it was one of the last British productions to go to Broadway before the 1970s-1980s dominance of Andrew Lloyd Webber) and my boyfriend had sung the title song at me. As stories go it is a rags to riches tale about the value of money, class, and love.

Tits and teeth is the name of the game at the Vaudeville Theatre. Put on your best smile and face front. That is the lesson given to Mavis’s hapless tap class and it becomes clear that the characters adopt this in their lives, using the class as a means of escape. 

Multi Tony Award playwright Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf plays at The Harold Pinter Theatre until 27 May. However, with Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill tearing through Albee’s heart ripping play, it is a shame that it isn’t playing indefinitely. 

Are you in need of a show to see this Mother’s Day? – Well never fear! We’re here to give you some inspiration on what you could see for the perfect Mother’s Day treat…

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