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.
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.
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.
Every theatremaker has faced high hurdles to get their shows on over the past 18 months, but the challenges faced by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella have been especially high-profile hurdles.
If it weren’t for Covid-19, we probably wouldn’t have Jersey Boys back in the West End. But we probably would still have original Four Season Tommy DeVito.
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.
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.
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.
Well done to the Be More Chill company. This new musical had just had its successful UK premiere and announced a lengthy extension at The Other Palace when Covid shut it down in March 2020.
I’ve never watched Keeping up with the Kardashians and only have a vague sense of who Kylie Jenner – I certainly couldn’t pick her out of a line-up.