On-Stage Reviews

Review | I’d Rather Be Me: Amy Lovatt Live, Above the Arts Studio Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Six, the wildly popular new West End musical, is currently wowing audiences at the Arts Theatre in Leicester Square. Above this theatre, there is a little-known venue aptly called Above the Arts. It’s a relaxed setting with some stylish artwork, a small bar, some sofas and typically plays host to cabaret acts. On a Saturday … Continue reading

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Top 5 Musicals I Cannot Wait To See In 2019

Some may be worried about 2019, it might be for big reasons such as that the UK is scheduled to leave the EU but hasn't come to an agreement on what a Trade Deal will look like. Or for smaller reasons about whether you'll be able to maintain the list of New Year Resolutions you … Continue reading

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Review | Opening Night (2016) ⋆⋆⋆

Hollywood’s attempts at putting theatre related shows on screen have had varying degrees of success (Smash and Rise, yes I’m referring to you). The latest attempt to catch my attention was the 2016 film, ‘Opening Night’, which is now available to stream on Netflix. I’m surprised it seemingly passed under many peoples' radar, as it … Continue reading

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Review: Ragtime, Charing Cross Theatre

A question I am often asked is “what’s your favourite musical”. My instinctive answer has always been to say Ragtime. The first time I saw it, I was completely knocked out and developed an unhealthy obsession with the original Broadway cast recording. The emotive and creative score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and book … Continue reading

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Review: Billy Elliot, Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

In the current political climate, the big topic of the day is the UK's decision to exit the European Union, i.e. "Brexit". This has got people across the nation talking about what lies ahead for the future of UK. But not long ago, the bigger political debate of the time concerned the UK Miners’ Strike; … Continue reading

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First Thoughts On: Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre

Saturday 19th November 2016 marked the first night of previews for the first ever West End production of Dreamgirls. This musical follows the journey of an all female African-American singing group and their attempt to find fame in the US Music Industry during the 60s and 70s. Although I have mixed feelings about seeing preview … Continue reading

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Review: In The Heights, Kings Cross Theatre

So I watched In the Heights, at the Kings Cross Theatre for a second time this Friday. This was a treat to myself after a particularly tough week. As I was there less to critique it and more to enjoy it, I'm not going to a write a second review, but rather thought that I'd … Continue reading