Review: Say Yes to Tess (Leeds Playhouse)

Friday 25th March 2022 at Leeds Playhouse (Bramall Rock Void). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Tess Seddon writes and stars in this tongue-in-cheek new musical about a young lass who, with no prior political experience or interest at all, accidentally finds herself the candidate for the Yorkshire Party (yes, such a thing really happened). That lass is Seddon -... Continue Reading →

Review: Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre, London

Wednesday 27th February 2019 at the Phoenix Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Come From Away is first and foremost an excellent piece of ensemble theatre. The show doesn’t fuss with multiple sets or big costume changes and it completely bypasses the formulaic approach found in many musicals. It’s 1hr 40 with no interval, which allows the swirling... Continue Reading →

Review: Cilla The Musical (Tour)

Tuesday 16th October 2018 at the Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Cilla The Musical is based on Jeff Pope’s ITV mini-series and it’s a love letter from Director Bill Kenwright and creative team to its muse, Cilla Black. As far as biopic musicals go, this work from Pope and Kenwright as a joint... Continue Reading →

Review: Matilda the Musical (Tour)

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: This is Elvis (Touring)

Monday 4th June 2018 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Bill Kenwright defends his position as heavyweight in the world of musical theatre with This is Elvis, a new musical presented by Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield. The success lies with the perfectly cast Steve Michaels who is a force of nature as... Continue Reading →

Review: The Last Ship (Touring)

Tuesday 1st May 2018 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ You’ll see the word rousing used everywhere in relation to The Last Ship, and with very good reason; the musical is a celebration of northern pride and also a call to arms for all those working within dying industries. In what is... Continue Reading →

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