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 | Working: A Musical, Upstairs at the Gatehouse ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Working: A Musical, Upstairs at the Gatehouse ⋆⋆⋆⋆

‘Working’ is a musical adaptation of Studs Terkel’s 1974 book with interviews from a cross-section of individuals talking about their jobs. Some people go to see musicals to escape all thoughts of their 9 to 5. But in this musical, working life is exactly what you’re confronted with. Given our political climate and the people [...]

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 [...]