Unfortunately, H.R. Haitch just didn’t hit the mark and certainly didn’t receive my royal approval. That said, it would be the ideal antidote for an anti-Royalist or football loathing person this coming weekend.
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Prompted by the attack in a gay nightclub in Orlando that saw the deaths of 50 people, The Swallow is a highly emotional work exploring how loss can simultaneously separate and unite people.
The beauty and simplicity of Chess allowed the audience to enjoy the sublime orchestration and performances. It really is a beautiful visual delight which shouldn’t be missed in this short five-week run
Strictly Ballroom has all the sparkle and dazzling choreography you’d wish to see and the cast is superb. For me, there were fundamental flaws but that did not deter me from immensely enjoying it.
The entire cast of Present Laughter executed every scene with a fabulous, animated, flamboyant energy yet there seemed to be an awful lot of unnecessary shouting throughout this production.
What riotous fun Education, Education, Education show is. Conceived and performed by Wardrobe Ensemble, the small band of players conjures the crazed world of an inner-city comprehensive full of bewildered and exhausted teachers and energetic and challenging children.
This dignified production has a glorious and moving score with a story full of aspirations, hope, love, ambition and ultimately tragedy. A fantastic performance which deserved the standing ovation.
Cast members from the West End’s longest-running musical, The Phantom of the Opera, were hailed the stars of West End Eurovision 2018, scoring a remarkable double victory.
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The ‘Razzle Dazzle’ and sparkling performances made me leave Chicago with a firm smile on my face. It would be simply criminal to miss this production.
“When we play up north, it is very much Maggie’s show being a northern girl. Then when we bring it down south, it is about the boys and Jewish refugees. The power dynamics people identify with change massively. “
If you want thoroughly entertaining, which requires no thought, just the ability to laugh, then this is the show for you. Young Frankenstein is a monstrously fun night out.
Both George Parker and Molly Chesworth give excellent performances in Tedd, at times it feels like they are acting as if their lives depend on it, such is the palpable intensity.
A Streetcar Named Desire was full of energy from beginning to end, with some wonderful movement as well as acting, so much so that, at times, it was quite exhausting to watch. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found myself becoming really invested in the characters and what was going to happen to them.
I’ve always admired the small intimate venue that Crazy Coqs is. Having seen quite a few cabarets there, it made a perfect venue to house Liza Sings Streisand.
As writer Ali Taylor rightly begins his programme notes, ‘there are thousands of Cathys in this country’ – we can only hope that, to its audiences, this play will be the impetus to help them.
If you are a seasoned opera fan, I urge you to force your destiny to align with Welsh National Opera and watch this production – the music is to die for.
A year on from the terrorist attack on Westminster bridge, Our Big Love Story came to the Hope Theatre, a play set around a teacher and four students in the wake of what became known as the 7/7 bombings.
Miss Nightingale is a charmingly sweet musical which has a heart. I love the fact that it’s gone against the trend and does not have your predictable archetypal ending. It’s full of character with an eclectic musical taste which should suit most audiences.
A solid four stars for Welsh National Opera’s production of Don Giovanni which finds the perfect balance between comedy and tragedy. An absolute must see.
Véronic DiCiare brings her stage show to the London Hippodrome from 12 to 13 March 2018 and I was lucky enough to catch up with her, grab a coffee and see her in action.
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