Review | Hymn, Almeida Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Hymn, Almeida Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

I was kindly invited to write a one-off review for the Evening Standard after their main critic was unfortunately pinged and had to self-isolate. You can read the review by clicking the link below. A big thanks to Nancy Durrant for the opportunity! https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/theatre/hymn-review-almeida-theatre-london-adrian-lester-danny-sapani-b948402.html Photo Credit: Marc Brenner Hymn is running at the Almeida Theatre [...]

Review | Be More Chill, The Shaftesbury Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Be More Chill, The Shaftesbury Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

In Be More Chill, this quirky sci-fi fantasy musical takes the premise that a supercomputer has the functionality to make a high-schooler popular and runs, no, sprints with it. The result is an adrenaline fuelled and ultimately uplifting production which seeks to connect with misfits everywhere and remind them that they are not alone in [...]

Review | Cinderella, Gillian Lynne Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Cinderella, Gillian Lynne Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

*This review is based on a preview performance of Cinderella. In one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s recent press statements, he described this production of Cinderella as ‘the first world premiere of a new musical in this country since the pandemic’. However, others online correctly noticed that there have indeed been other original musicals mounted on [...]

Review | J’Ouvert, Harold Pinter Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | J’Ouvert, Harold Pinter Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

In J’Ouvert, London’s Notting Hill Carnival has been brought to life on the West End stage with an impressive cast of four women. Yasmin Joseph’s show meaningfully captures the reality of the carnival experience in twenty-first century London whilst remaining undeniably fun. Under the direction of Rebekah Murrell, it bursts with colour, music and joy; [...]

Review | seven methods of killing kylie jenner, Royal Court Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | seven methods of killing kylie jenner, Royal Court Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

No, the show’s provocative title is not clickbait. When Cleo (Leanne Henlon), a dark-skinned Black woman, learns that Kylie Jenner has been announced as a ‘self-made billionaire’, she is outraged. To express this anger, Cleo describes in darkly comic detail via an anonymous Twitter account the various ways in which she’d like to kill the [...]

Ranking The Greatest ‘Falling in Love’ Musical Theatre Songs

Ranking The Greatest ‘Falling in Love’ Musical Theatre Songs

Since March this year, my blog post from 2018 called “Break Up Tunes for Broadway Fans with a Broken Heart ” has gone from practically no views to being one of the most read articles on my blog.  I imagine that this unexpected rise in popularity is linked unfortunately with the rise in breakups this [...]

Review | Fission, The Actors Centre (Online Performance) ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Fission, The Actors Centre (Online Performance) ⋆⋆⋆

In the new digital play, Fission, Lex (Hiftu Quasem) and Jack (Geraint Rhys) grieve the loss of their father at his wake. Tensions are high as the siblings reveal their differing ideas for where their father’s ashes should be scattered. Will the father’s soul find peace on the mountains or is his more natural home [...]

Playlist Of Musical Theatre Songs Dedicated To Everyone Going Through A Tough 2020

Playlist Of Musical Theatre Songs Dedicated To Everyone Going Through A Tough 2020

What a year 2020 has been. I attempted to summarise all the global events which have happened within the first six months of this year but it’s too many to list. I won’t pretend that we’re all suffering in equal measure as that’s clearly not the case. When you hear about the challenges facing key [...]