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 | Once on this Island, Circle in the Square Theatre ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

Review | Once on this Island, Circle in the Square Theatre ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

With Once on this Island, director Michael Arden has created a spell-binding revival which pushes the boundaries for what is usually done on Broadway. It’s colourful, vibrant and demonstrates the uplifting power of story-telling. Our story is set in the Caribbean and follows Timoune, a young peasant girl who falls in love with a rich [...]

Review | The Band’s Visit, The Ethel Barrymore Theatre ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

Review | The Band’s Visit, The Ethel Barrymore Theatre ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

When I heard that the musical ‘The Band’s Visit’ was about an Egyptian Band’s visit to an Israeli town, I was admittedly apprehensive about how, if at all, it would handle the delicate topic of Arab-Israeli relations. I did not expect that such a beautiful story would unfold, a story which gently reminds us that [...]

Review | Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

Review | Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical targets audiences who love the Queen of Disco and want to hear her hit songs performed live in flashy dance numbers, rather than for crowds who prefer a night of sophisticated story-telling. Although it may not be to everyone’s taste, the cast certainly raises the roof of the Lunt-Fontanne theatre. [...]

Review | Dear Evan Hansen, Music Box Theatre ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

Review | Dear Evan Hansen, Music Box Theatre ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

This show is a triumph in exploring themes on stage which haven’t been put in the spotlight since Next to Normal in 2008. Our protagonist, Evan Hansen struggles with anxiety and through the musical we see how this mental health issue impacts his life. Even if you don’t have any personal experience of struggling with [...]