On-Stage Reviews

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

On-Stage Reviews

Review | I’d Rather Be Me: Amy Lovatt Live, Above the Arts Studio Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Six, the wildly popular new West End musical, is currently wowing audiences at the Arts Theatre in Leicester Square. Above this theatre, there is a little-known venue aptly called Above the Arts. It’s a relaxed setting with some stylish artwork, a small bar, some sofas and typically plays host to cabaret acts. On a Saturday … Continue reading

On-Stage Reviews

Review | Company – Gielgud Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

The West End is starting to play host to a collection of musical theatre productions which celebrate a variety of women. This includes shows such as Six, Caroline or Change, Tina Turner the Musical and the incoming productions of Waitress and 9 to 5. I least expected for this celebration to extend to the revival … Continue reading

Lights Up On ..., On-Screen Reviews

Review | Bohemian Rhapsody ⋆⋆⋆

It's a shame that this biopic didn't quite reach the heights that I wanted it to, to rightly honour this legendary music group. However it does offer lots of enjoyable musical performances, the standout being the recreation of Queen's 1985 Live Aid performance in the third act. My main hope is that this film introduces … Continue reading

On-Stage Reviews

Leap of Faith #NewSongsSunday

#NewSongsSunday - The series where I go on a mission to discover new cast recordings to add to my favourites. I’ll search far and wide to discover musical cast recordings which for whatever haven’t received much love and see if they are any good.  Alan Menken is a song-writing legend with 8 Academy Awards, 11 Grammy … Continue reading

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First Thoughts On: Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre

Saturday 19th November 2016 marked the first night of previews for the first ever West End production of Dreamgirls. This musical follows the journey of an all female African-American singing group and their attempt to find fame in the US Music Industry during the 60s and 70s. Although I have mixed feelings about seeing preview … Continue reading

On-Stage Reviews

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Presents: Best of Broadway, Royal Albert Hall  

It was such a treat to see the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents the Best of Broadway; a one-night only live performance of well-known musical theatre numbers. This included some of my personal favourites such as the Circle of Life from the Lion King and Kander and Ebb’s Chicago Overture. If I were to dissect what … Continue reading