Review: Thriller Live (Touring)

Monday 8th July 2019 at the Grand Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️ Thriller Live commendably tries a different tack when it comes to celebrating its source material. Thanks to creator and executive director Adrian Grant, this is no jukebox musical with loose narrative thrown in. Nor is it a jukebox musical with a whackily entertaining plot... Continue Reading →

Review: Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre, London.

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 →

Review: Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre

Saturday 11th May 2019 at the Vaudeville Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s Emilia has made an indelible mark on many if the tears, enthused buzz and unanimous roar of the audience I sat with is anything to go by. Entirely and proudly female-led, this play is an imagining of a life silenced by men.... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on: Let’s Talk Understudies…

I have a gripe. It’s about understudies. No, it’s not about the debate of whether or not we should be less enthusiastic about finding ourselves seeing understudies. Nor is it about whether or not we should openly express disappointment when leads are off. It’s not even about the furore surrounding understudies announcing when they’ll be... 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 →

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