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 [...]

What I’ve learnt as a Reviewer and POC at Edinburgh Fringe 2019

What I’ve learnt as a Reviewer and POC at Edinburgh Fringe 2019

This year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, I had the time of my life. I saw 24 shows, wrote 16 reviews for this blog and had very little sleep in-between. Before heading up, I couldn’t find anything which provided an insight into what going to the Fringe as a reviewer for the first time would [...]

The Canary and the Crow’s Daniel Ward: ‘There’s a lot of gig theatre out there now but Middle Child were one of the first companies that championed it.’

The Canary and the Crow’s Daniel Ward: ‘There’s a lot of gig theatre out there now but Middle Child were one of the first companies that championed it.’

Hull-based theatre company Middle Child are making a name for themselves as creators of gig theatre. Theatre that combines original live music with new writing; it’s an immersive experience that many may not have seen before. Their latest offering is ‘The Canary and the Crow’ which made its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this [...]

Review | Blue Tights, Red Knickers and an ‘S’ on her Vest ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Blue Tights, Red Knickers and an ‘S’ on her Vest ⋆⋆⋆⋆

In this one-woman show, Joanna (Laura Shoebottom), wears a superwoman outfit; the universal symbol for heroism. Like most superheroes, she faces her fair share of battles. However, hers are uniquely much smaller in scale and slightly more complex in nature. Joanna battles against an endless heap of paperwork; her self-centred work colleagues; and her mother, [...]

Review | Lunatic 19s – A Deportational Road Trip, Finborough Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Lunatic 19s – A Deportational Road Trip, Finborough Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

We’re told that we’re living at a time of an ‘immigration crisis’. The cries against immigrants aren’t only heard in parts of the UK as we head for Brexit. They can also be heard across continental Europe by rising far-right nationalist parties and in the US where rallies of people feel comfortable in chanting that [...]

Review | Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Aldwych Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

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 [...]

Review | Light in the Piazza, Royal Festival Hall – Southbank Centre ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Light in the Piazza, Royal Festival Hall – Southbank Centre ⋆⋆⋆

Don’t we all wish that we could travel to Italy and be whisked away by a charming Italian love interest? If it were that easy I’d say book me on the next flight please. Light in the Piazza, set in 1950s Italy, is a romantic summer musical which takes unexpected turns and touches on mental [...]