Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? : An Intense, Explosive, Brilliant Piece of Theatre

National Theatre Live, from The Harold Pinter Theatre. 18th May 2017. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Knock out. Star. Superstar. Electrifying. Scrap the cliches guys; Imelda Staunton's performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is of stratospheric brilliance. Edward Albee's play is superbly written and James Macdonald has brought about one hell of an intense and explosive piece of... Continue Reading →

Rachel Tucker, Live at Zedel: A Triumph

Saturday 25th March, 2017 at Brasserie Zedel (The Crazy Coqs) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Blazing onto the scene with a rendition of Bette Midler's 'Miss Otis Regrets' before weaving her way through an impressively diverse set list, Rachel Tucker proved herself, once again, to be an incredibly versatile songstress. Aside from that undeniably superb voice and brilliantly judicious... Continue Reading →

Dreamgirls: Maximum, Dazzling Wattage from Start to Finish

Saturday 25th February, at The Savoy Theatre, London ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Few shows truly deserve the 'whirlwind' title, and Dreamgirls is one of those few - a phenomenally talented cast lead a phenomenal creative team to great heights with this relentlessly fiery production. The impression given is that there is not a single sequin out of place... Continue Reading →

Editorial: Positive Reviews

A friend of mine asked me recently 'Do you ever write bad reviews? You seem to like most of what you see?' It's a valid question; scanning my back-catalogue (on OnStage and AlwaysTimeForTheatre.Wordpress.com) shows far more praise than criticism, but there are of course very good reasons for this. Reason 1: Appreciation of the Hardworking... Continue Reading →

Dawn French’s 30 Million Minutes: Fearless, Fiery and Funny

Vaudeville Theatre, London. Saturday 22nd October, 2016. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 30 Million Minutes was something between a beautifully motivational speech and a seat at French's coffee table, gifted with extended autobiographical narratives; it was Dawn French laying bare some of the key, defining moments of her 30 Million Minutes of life to date, in her characteristically engaging... 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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