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Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of): Serving up Jane Austen with a karaoke twist

By |2021-11-16T18:56:01+00:0012 November 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

There are some shows with modest beginnings that seem to have all of the industry behind them, willing them to succeed. Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) is one of them.

Back to the Future: Nostalgic screen-to-stage sci-fi custom-made for superfans

By |2021-10-05T12:20:56+01:005 October 2021|Tags: , , , , |

This is not a project born of outsiders wanting to cash in, but rather a long-held ambition, some 16 years in the making, of Back to the Future's creators.

The Last Five Years: The piano is the new star in Jason Robert Brown’s two-hander

By |2021-09-27T11:09:49+01:0027 September 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

There's a line in The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown's semi-autobiographical musical two-hander about a relationship breakdown, that gets me every time.

Frozen: Disney’s big-budget blockbuster musical melted my heart

By |2021-09-13T11:15:37+01:0013 September 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

While London has had to wait a long time for Disney’s own screen-to-stage adaptation, its September arrival makes it feel as if Christmas has come early to the West End.

Carousel: A dark take on domestic abuse and a Broadway classic

By |2021-08-11T11:38:59+01:0011 August 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Just getting to the end of a show at the Open Air Theatre when the weather is iffy feels like an accomplishment, for the audience as well as the company.

John & Jen: Rachel Tucker is the only incentive musical theatre fans should need

By |2021-08-04T10:06:49+01:004 August 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

As much as I was looking for any excuse to return to Southwark, it was the show that lured me back. Or to be more precise, Rachel Tucker starring in the show, musical two-hander John & Jen.

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat: A joyful nostalgia-fest for children of all ages

By |2021-08-02T10:54:44+01:001 August 2021|Tags: , , , |

When you book to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, you are guaranteed not only a joyful night out at the London Palladium but also a time-travel ticket to your childhood.

The Money Live: Could you agree how to spend a pot of cash with a group of strangers?

By |2021-06-18T16:55:27+01:0018 June 2021|Tags: , , , |

I have become obsessed with where the money goes in The Money. If you suddenly received a few hundred pounds, how would you spend it?
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