Review | Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, London Palladium ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, London Palladium ⋆⋆⋆⋆

At this stage ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’, which opened at the London Palladium in June 2019, is well into its limited run. Its appearance on Britain’s Got Talent initially cast a slither of doubt on whether the show would be any good. But since opening, the production has been met with resounding praise: [...]

Review | Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical, Assembly George Square Gardens ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical, Assembly George Square Gardens ⋆⋆⋆⋆

“Can I take my new car for a ride?” “Kathryn, the only thing you’ll be riding is me” In the summer lull before school starts, what else is there for the wealthy teens in Manhattan to do but engage in sexual debauchery and manipulate others? In this musical adaptation of the 90s film with the [...]

Review | Vulvarine: A New Musical, Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose – ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Vulvarine: A New Musical, Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose – ⋆⋆⋆⋆

In recent years, Hollywood has been milking the Superhero franchise for all its worth as we've had the umpteenth version of Spiderman and all those other Avengers movies. Yes, Superheroes have been done to death in films but not so much in musicals and none come close to the extravaganza that is the quirky new [...]

Review | Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Pleasance Courtyard – The Grand ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Pleasance Courtyard – The Grand ⋆⋆⋆

Some may say that musicals are hard to write, but that hasn’t deterred Showstopper! The Musical from creating a brand new one during each show. The troupe of musical comedy performers and the talented on-stage band are set the daunting task of improvising a musical based on suggestions from the audience. During Tuesday’s performance, the [...]

Review | Parakeet, Roundabout @ Summerhall ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Parakeet, Roundabout @ Summerhall ⋆⋆⋆⋆

In Parakeet, our protagonist (Michelle Tiwo) from Margate is fascinated with birds, parakeets in particular. She is keenly followed by her eccentric neighbour, Dust (Isabel Oliver). Despite bad first impressions, Dust manages to work her way into the bird lover’s life along with Tam, a refugee from Eritrea (Lula Mebrahtu). They initially bond over their [...]

Review | Leave to Remain – Lyric Hammersmith ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Leave to Remain – Lyric Hammersmith ⋆⋆⋆

In Leave to Remain, I was absorbed during the first fifteen minutes and believed I was witnessing the next big thing to be produced in London. The music was sensational and combined with its unique use of movement, this captivating atmosphere was created. But in the scenes which followed, my initial impressions were proved wrong. [...]