Jersey Boys: Big Hits & Lots of Laughs

Wednesday 21st November 2018 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If there’s one thing Jersey Boys tells us, it’s that at whatever stage of reincarnation The Four Seasons were enjoying, Frankie Valli was always the star power. Each original and subsequent member has undeniable talent, but at the centre of it all and... Continue Reading →

Matilda the Musical (Tour): Roald Dahl’s Classic Finds a Perfect Second Home in Musical Theatre

Saturday 22nd September 2018 at Manchester Palace Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Roald Dahl’s Matilda is an undisputed modern classic and this stage musical from the RSC is truly worthy of Dahl’s original magic. It’s a whole lot of fun with a thin veiling of darkness and melancholy as befits any of Roald Dahl’s tales - but particularly... Continue Reading →

Review from the Movie Theatre: Mamma Mia! – Here We Go Again

Released: July 2018. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is predictably fun, light-hearted viewing but it’s also surprisingly moving as the story takes a new direction without the central star of the first movie, Donna Sheridan. The movie is based on the original musical by Catherine Johnson (originally conceived by Judy Cramer) with story... Continue Reading →

Hairspray: An Absolute Joy

Monday 16th July 2018 at the Grand Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I left the theatre after Hairspray wanting to turn around and go straight back in again. With book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan and a lucrative history of successes, Hairspray remains a giant in the musical theatre world. It’s a truly special piece... Continue Reading →

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