Over the years, creatives have managed to find material to adapt for the stage from all sorts of places: from folklore; religious texts; to real life scandals and the list goes on. But who would have guessed that Charles Dickens’s unfinished murder mystery novel could be adapted into a boisterous whodunnit musical comedy and that [...]
When thinking of classic crooners such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Bobby Darin, the word timeless comes to mind. They remain endlessly charming despite the passage of time and changes in culture and trends. Based on old clips, you can see that their stage presence radiates through and with just a wink and [...]
I was kindly invited to review Our Generation for londontheatre.co.uk. You can read the review by clicking the link below. https://www.londontheatre.co.uk/reviews/our-generation-review-national-theatre Photo Credit: Johan Persson Our Generation is running at the National Theatre until 9 April 2022 at the time of writing.
There’s a moment in Tick, Tick…BOOM, Jonathan Larson’s semi-autobiographical musical, where Jonathan says to one of his party guests, “I’m the future of musical theatre, Scott.” When he makes this fairly arrogant remark, he had little evidence to believe that there was any truth to it at the time. The waiter/aspiring musical theatre composer had spent [...]
Tiwai Muza and Joseph Ward’s Disc Jockey is an honest depiction of how recreational drug use can easily slip into a dangerous and uncontrollable habit. It’s a cautionary tale which makes its audience reflect on whether an addiction-related downfall could happen to anyone we know. DJ (Tiwai Muza), who coincidentally also likes to DJ as [...]
I was kindly invited to review The Glow for londontheatre.co.uk. You can read the review by clicking the link below. https://www.londontheatre.co.uk/reviews/the-glow-review-royal-court Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan The Glow is running at the Royal Court Theatre until 5 March 2022 at the time of writing. https://royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/theglow/
I hadn’t originally planned on seeing Back to the Future the Musical. I felt lukewarm after watching the 1985 film and so logic would tell me that it would be best to avoid it. However, since this musical’s 2020 run in Manchester I’ve heard nothing but glowing word of mouth reviews and so temptation got [...]
My enduring love and respect for cheerleading dates back to watching the 2000's Bring It On film with Gabrielle Union and Kirsten Dunst. I would endlessly quote from it and lament that my school didn’t have a cheerleading team of its own. The closest I’ve been to experiencing cheer is attending a couple of gymnastics [...]
I was kindly invited to review Trouble in Mind for londontheatre.co.uk. You can read the review by clicking the link below. https://www.londontheatre.co.uk/reviews/trouble-in-mind-at-the-national-theatre-review Photo Credit: Johan Persson Trouble in Mind is running at the National Theatre to 29 January 2022 at the time of writing.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, a stage adaptation of the 1988 film, is an unashamedly silly musical that chucks political correctness out of the window. Just when you think it can’t get more ludicrous, the plot skids and slides into territories that are even more absurd and outrageous. But somehow it’s gloriously good. Set on the French [...]