On-Stage Reviews

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 | Amour, Charing Cross Theatre – ⋆⋆⋆

Despite it's title, Amour the musical is not a sickly-sweet French romantic musical. Nor does it have anything to do with a solitary lamppost in an abandoned street as the marketing materials may lead you to believe. It’s mostly a charming and whimsical story with a big heart. It’s not a total surprise that the … Continue reading

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Review | Last Five Years – Broadway Studio Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

I adored so many aspects of the Artform’s production of The Last Five Years: its intimate venue; the simple stage design; and the moving performances. In this two-person musical, we see the bittersweet rise and fall of Cathy and Jamie’s five-year relationship. It was honest, raw and heart-breaking.  The Last Five Years is unique in … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Review | Six – Arts Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

If we cast our memories back to school, most of us can vaguely remember learning about Henry VIII. If you did, you would have most likely learnt about his six wives and that 'divorced', 'beheaded', 'died' poem, but not much more about them. In Six, these ladies take centre stage and we gain an insight … Continue reading

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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

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Review | Caroline, or Change – Playhouse Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

Caroline, or Change is a musical of two quite different acts. The first had enjoyable parts but felt slow and left me feeling lukewarm. It was only during the second act that it shifted up a gear and an interesting show began to reveal itself. It became about much more than just an angry black … Continue reading