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LBO News: Olivier Awards 2015 Round-Up

LBO News: Olivier Awards 2015 Round-Up

Originally published on London Box Office


This weekend was one of the pivotal awards weekends in the theatre calendar, with the stars of the West End hitting the red carpet to celebrate the best of theatre, dance and opera that London had to offer. The 39th Lawrence Olivier Awards took place on Sunday 12th April at the Royal Opera House and as ever there were some expected wins for the year’s most popular productions but also some surprises as well deserved dark horses crept up unawares.
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LBO Review: Beautiful The Musical

LBO Review: Beautiful The Musical

Originally published on London Box Office


I have to admit, before this musical I belonged to one of the uncultured masses. Yes, I had heard of Carole King and I knew she was a famous songwriter, but I couldn’t have named any of her songs. I always associated her with the music of the generation above me, one of the names of the past that I knew was well respected but didn’t really know why.

I’m also not the biggest fan of jukebox musicals, so I didn’t go to the Aldwych Theatre expecting to particularly enjoy this show. Having experienced the magic that is Beautiful: The Carole King Musical I am completely converted. I hold my hands up, I was totally wrong in my first opinion of this show and as it turns out I knew a lot more Carole King songs than I thought. That woman is utterly incredible.
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