Christina Bianco’s First Impressions: Star Quality & Stellar Vocals

Saturday 7th September 2019 at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ There’s talent and then there’s Talent - Christina Bianco is and has the latter. Boasting hugely impressive pipes and a real star quality, First Impressions offers a few hours of fabulously full-on divalicious entertainment in which Bianco, joined by her brilliant band the Everyman Band,... Continue Reading →

Blues in the Night: A Golden Few Hours

Wednesday 14th August 2019 at the Kiln Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Read the marketing for Blues in the Night and you’ll find the following promise: ‘...a scorching compilation of 26 hot and torchy blues numbers that frame the lives and loves of four residents of a downtown hotel.’ It certainly delivers all that is promised, and does... Continue Reading →

Grease: The Beloved Classic Gets a Daring Make-Under

Wednesday 26th June 2019 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Director Nikolai Foster brings a ‘new’ Grease to audiences with this production. That is, he’s returning the story to its roots, pre-Hollywood and pre-shiny-Hollywood-friendly edits. So we’re back to the original, slightly grittier source with Book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs... Continue Reading →

Little Miss Sunshine: A Rocky Road Musical

Wednesday 5th June 2019 at the Grand Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The hit film hits the stage with Little Miss Sunshine: A Road Musical currently touring U.K. theatres in a production which jovially joins the adaptation craze with mixed results. Little Miss Sunshine is of course based on the runaway hit 2006 movie (written by... Continue Reading →

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Tour): Full of Surprises

Tuesday 4th June 2019 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Well, isn’t Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat something?  For generations it’s been hailed a delight and a classic with entire families raised on its catchy tunes and sense of fun. As someone experiencing it for the first time at the ripe... Continue Reading →

Amour: Beautifully Crafted, Visually Rich

Wednesday 29th May 2019 at the Charing Cross Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amour is a rather odd but charming tale told in the style of a light and breezy romantic musical with dark clouds looming beautifully above. The story itself isn’t particularly gripping but what the plot lacks in substance the production makes up for with great... Continue Reading →

Waitress: A Great Cast Offer Plenty of Comedy

Wednesday 29th April 2019 at the Adelphi Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Based on Adrienne Shelly’s film with Book by Jessie Nelson and much publicised music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, Waitress the musical comedy has some heavyweight backing. It’s a thoroughly modern affair bringing the harsher realities of life to the musical stage with pathos and... Continue Reading →

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