Review | Jeremy Jordan in Concert, Cadogan Hall

Review | Jeremy Jordan in Concert, Cadogan Hall

Straight from his engagement at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Jeremy Jordan returns to the UK to host four concerts at London’s Cadogan Hall. Although the London venue may not be as large or prestigious, the performance delivered by Jordan was nothing short of extraordinary. For musical theatre fans, Jordan has become a household [...]

Review | Out of Sorts, Theatre503 ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Out of Sorts, Theatre503 ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

In Out of Sorts, Zara (Nalân Burgess) occupies two different worlds. With her British millennial housemate Alice (Emma Denly), Zara gets drunk and eats vegan food. The pair discuss boys and playfully bicker over who has been able to maintain the best body. While with her Muslim family, Zara is increasingly distant. After coming back [...]

Review | Property: A Farce, New River Studios ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Property: A Farce, New River Studios ⋆⋆⋆

This new play, written by Jelena Budimir, is a political farce with lots of things to say. The characters it centres around are steeped in housing related problems and it’s seemingly all they want to talk about. There are lots of arguments, unusual plot twists and some slapstick comedy is thrown in. The situation is [...]

Review | Islander: A New Musical, Southwark Playhouse ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Islander: A New Musical, Southwark Playhouse ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Two microphones, loop pedal equipment, our two performers, Kirsty Findlay and Bethany Tennick and their A Capella voices. Put them in the more intimate of the two Southwark Playhouse performance spaces in the round and what do you get? Theatre magic. In this show, you're taken to an island somewhere on the Scottish coast where [...]

Review | Ordinary Days, The Cockpit ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Ordinary Days, The Cockpit ⋆⋆⋆⋆

In a game of Word Association, when asked to describe New York, ordinary is probably the last word to spring to mind. Although this musical is firmly grounded in the bustling city which never sleeps, the material which the musical centres on is, well, ordinary. Here we follow four New Yorkers: a romantic couple; a [...]

Review | Normality, Other Palace – Studio, First Thoughts

Review | Normality, Other Palace – Studio, First Thoughts

Normality is a tuneful new musical comedy about Norman Goodman, a computer and keyboard enthusiast who unexpectedly lands a job in the corporate world. The show, created by Nige Reid and Jules Kleiseris, is currently in development and had its first staging in the downstairs Studio space at the Other Palace. The actors had just ten days [...]

Review | Bridges of Madison County, Menier Chocolate Factory ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Bridges of Madison County, Menier Chocolate Factory ⋆⋆⋆

It’s no secret that I’m an ardent fan of Mr Jason Robert Brown. He possesses the unique ability to compose a rousing and heartfelt score (See Parade, Last Five Years). Although he’s received critical acclaim and awards for his music, his shows haven’t had much luck in enjoying a healthy run on Broadway. When Bridges [...]