On-Stage Reviews

Review | Paragon Dreams, Gielgud Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

As part of the 2019 RADA Festival, Hester Ullyart performs in her one-woman show, Paragon Dreams, following its run at the Hull Truck Theatre earlier this year. This play is a fast-paced thriller which constantly jolts and surprises. Our story takes place in modern day Hull, miles away from RADA’s intimate Gielgud Theatre in London. When … Continue reading

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Review | On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, London Coliseum ⋆⋆⋆⋆

The story of the unstoppable music duo, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, has been lovingly captured in the biopic musical, On Your Feet! Every once in a while, a show comes along where you’re forced to ignore your critical thoughts and enjoy it for the entertaining experience that it is, and that’s exactly what happened with … Continue reading

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Review | Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Aldwych Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

At this point, I’ve seen a lot of biopic musicals. So when Tina: The Tina Turner Musical opens with the star at a concert then cuts to her childhood, my immediate thoughts were that I’ve seen this before. However, what sets this biopic musical apart is the life of the star which it centres around. This … Continue reading

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Review | Light in the Piazza, Royal Festival Hall – Southbank Centre ⋆⋆⋆

Don’t we all wish that we could travel to Italy and be whisked away by a charming Italian love interest? If it were that easy I’d say book me on the next flight please. Light in the Piazza, set in 1950s Italy, is a romantic summer musical which takes unexpected turns and touches on mental … Continue reading

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Review | Firecracker, Ovalhouse Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Watch out for the name Helena Morais. As part of the Ovalhouse’s Untold Season, Helena has written, produced and stars in ‘Firecracker’. This coming of age play has meaning and grit and teaches us the fascinating origins and ways of Capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts Form. ‘Firecracker’ is one of the best experiences I’ve had … Continue reading

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Review | Sex Magick, Barons Court Theatre ⋆⋆

In Sex Magick, Amelia is fed up with her luckless love life and turns to a vaginal therapist/mystic spiritual healer in the hopes that she’ll be able to win the affection of her childhood crush, Julian. This is not a kinky nor an erotic show but an unfortunately limp comedy. It sounds promising and the … Continue reading

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Review | Dirty Laundry, Camden People’s Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Fast fashion. Our high streets and online stores are flooded with it. When you buy these clothes, it’s a ringing endorsement of the practices which allow for your favourite jeans or dress to arrive at your doorstep. If you’re comfortable slipping into these items, you should at least know the conditions which enable mass market … Continue reading