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I grew up with Roald Dahl, I loved his Marvellous Medicine. I definitely knew a couple of Twits at school. I loved a Giant Peach and of course, I hankered after a BFG of my own.  I was just like Matilda, head in a book, savouring every word. And that’s where the similarities ended. My parents were highly supportive of my desire to read and educate myself. I so wished I had the power of telekinesis.

Ever since the casting was announced for this exciting new show that has transferred from Broadway (10 years later), I knew I had to get tickets to Young Frankenstein; and it didn’t disappoint. Here are 5 reasons why you should get yourself down to the Garrick:

Highly anticipated new musical TINA, based on the life, times and music of legendary performer Tina Turner has made their first casting announcement. Tony Award-nominated American actress Adrienne Warren (Bring It On, Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed) is the first to join the cast in the title role. 

As someone who lost their Wicked Virginity recently I thought I would guide those who are undecided about whether they should go; whether it is because a friend/much-loved one is trying to drag you along or you are just unsure if it is your thing I will guide you through the dos and don’ts.

In David Ives’ critically acclaimed Broadway smash hit play Venus in Fur, Natalie Dormer and David Oakes star in a limited nine-week run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 6 October. This two-hander sees Dormer's Vanda Jackson arrive unannounced determined to audition for Oakes' director -Thomas Novachek - whose new production stars a character who shares her name. In this play within a play, characters are more layered than a bag of onions; but it is Dormer's Vanda(s) who steal the show.

Mel Brooks' musical Young Frankenstein, based on the film of the same name, has opened at the Garrick Theatre. Anyone familiar with Brooks' work will enter the theatre with a level of expectation and, boy, you won't be disappointed.

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