Review | On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, London Coliseum ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, London Coliseum ⋆⋆⋆⋆

The story of the unstoppable music duo, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, has been lovingly captured in the biopic musical, On Your Feet! Every once in a while, a show comes along where you’re forced to ignore your critical thoughts and enjoy it for the entertaining experience that it is, and that’s exactly what happened with [...]

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 | Leave to Remain – Lyric Hammersmith ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Leave to Remain – Lyric Hammersmith ⋆⋆⋆

In Leave to Remain, I was absorbed during the first fifteen minutes and believed I was witnessing the next big thing to be produced in London. The music was sensational and combined with its unique use of movement, this captivating atmosphere was created. But in the scenes which followed, my initial impressions were proved wrong. [...]

Light’s Up On | My Top 5 Musicals in 2018

Light’s Up On | My Top 5 Musicals in 2018

When I look back on 2018, it will be my theatre going experiences that I look back on most fondly. I’ve been fortunate enough to see musicals in Stuttgart, on Broadway and in the West End. This lists attempts to rank which shows stood out and connected with me the most when I saw them. [...]

Review | Heathers, Theatre Royal Haymarket ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

Review | Heathers, Theatre Royal Haymarket ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

‘So, the world’s unfair, keep it locked out there, in here it’s beautiful’. Hearing this lyric live on stage, the words rang clear in the air and carried a new meaning out of the context of the show.  Heathers is pure unadulterated escapism. I was immersed in this crazy world; with its 80s fashion, bizarre [...]

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 [...]

Review: Jesus Christ Superstar, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Review: Jesus Christ Superstar, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Timothy Sheader’s thrilling production of Jesus Christ Superstar, currently staged at the Regent’s Open Air Park Theatre, follows Jesus in his final days before his crucifixion. The idea of retelling a biblical story is not new. Musicals such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Godspell and the Prince of Egypt have similarly turned to [...]