Company: Fun, Flawless & Utterly Brilliant

Thursday 28th February 2019 at the Gielgud Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Marianne Elliott’s production of Company is pretty damn special - easily the best show I've seen in years. This production, with its finger on the pulse of our times, is a revival of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim’s musical comedy. In it we follow the... Continue Reading →

Come From Away: Bold, Energetic Storytelling

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 →

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Tour): Fun & Fiasco for the Duration

Monday 22nd October 2018 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Like most great farces, Mischief Theatre’s The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is all very simple...until it isn’t, which happens approximately sixty seconds in. In this town, ‘everyone’s a crook’ local bank teller Ruth tells us - and she should know -... Continue Reading →

Disney’s Aladdin: A West End Extravaganza of Colour and Sparkle

Saturday 26th May 2018 at the Prince Edward Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Arabian nights and Arabian days have been thrust upon the Prince Edward Theatre stage in swirling, sparkling colours thanks to this production of Disney’s Aladdin. Spectacle is where this show excels and I can imagine any child seeing this as an early or first... Continue Reading →

Tina, The Tina Turner Musical: Adrienne Warren Gives a Phenomenal Performance

Saturday 24th March 2018 at the Aldwych Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In Adrienne Warren, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical has secured star power that is both rare and incredibly powerful, both vocally and emotionally. I saw the show on Saturday and although this performance is technically part of previews, it’s clear to see the makings of... Continue Reading →

Lady Windermere’s Fan: A Gift of Gentle Escapism & Hilarity

Saturday 24th February 2018 at The Vaudeville Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A period satire directed by Kathy Burke and featuring Jennifer Saunders? What luck! Kathy Burke’s production of Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan (part of the Vaudeville’s Oscar Wilde season) is wonderfully light-hearted and a pure gift of escapism. Wilde’s many, many chortle-inducing lines are flawlessly... Continue Reading →

Interview (Part I): Matthew Warhurst Talks Doomed Resistance & the Story So Far…

Matthew Warhurst was a hit at last year’s Camden Fringe in the role of Schmidt in Falling Pennies’ Doomed Resistance (review here). Having named him as best supporting actor in a Fringe comedy and my ‘one to watch’ in my end of year round-up (no awards of course, just my glowing, super-shiny praise...read it here),... Continue Reading →

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