Top Ten Theatre Fix: Barbra Streisand’s Most Theatrical Showstoppers

So you want drama? You’re missing the thrill of high stakes performance and jaw-dropping vocal risk-taking? You want theatrical flair and the best of fiercely emotive performance? Ladies, gents, one and all, allow the incomparable Barbra Streisand to fill that void. Now, I’ve been enjoying something of a Streisand Renaissance during lockdown, revisiting pretty much... Continue Reading →

Opera North’s Berlin to Broadway: Both Entertaining & Illuminating

Tuesday 19th June 2018 at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Beginning with ‘Mack the Knife’ by torchlight, Opera North’s Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill makes a beautifully nostalgic and atmospheric arrival to the stage. From this glimpse of 1920s ambience created by Tim Skelly’s lighting design, notably reminiscent of underground caverns and the... Continue Reading →

Funny Girl: A Beautifully Original Reincarnation

The Savoy Theatre, London. Wednesday 31st August, 2016 (matinee). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Let me start by saying that this production of 'Funny Girl' was wonderful in ways which were paradoxically expected and unexpected. I expected great things from Sheridan Smith, and this was readily delivered. I was expecting a grand West End Musical, complete with all the... Continue Reading →

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