Full of feathers and factoids, hit songs and head dresses, The Cher Show is diverting, if not particularly enlightening, entertainment.
Longterm fans of Merrily We Roll Along have every reason to see and enjoy this dynamic version. Newcomers will find the material clearer than may have been the case in previous incarnations.
A towering achievement, To Kill A Mockingbird comforts with nostalgic charm and crackles with potent relevance, the deft combination of which makes for an unforgettable night at the theatre.
A lovingly crafted explosion of good will and hilarity, The Prom holds it place alongside the great musical comedies of the new millennium.
On paper, the blue-chip title, solid production values and enthusiastic young cast should be enough to make Clueless the Musical a hit, yet the new Off-Broadway musical is missing the ever elusive magic ingredient needed to really make it fly.
We’ve said goodbye to 2018 — including a look back at some of the year’s highlights and lowlights. Now it’s time to look ahead to 2019 — and offer my picks of the year so far announced.
This year has been a whirlwind year full of amazing theatre. I was lucky enough to see a total of 150 shows so whittling them down to a top 10 was extremely difficult. Although this list is in order, I really loved each of them equally as they all moved me in a particular way and provided some theatrical treats.
I finally saw sense — or admitted defeat, depending on how you look at it. After what feels like a lifetime of chasing my tail as I tried to see everything – or at least everything that was hotly tipped and/or well-reviewed — I simply gave up the battle.
Social media is buzzing with the news that Hugh Jackman is planning to take his one-man stage show out on tour and reports suggest the stage and screen star will perform four dates in the UK.
Mark Shenton rounds up news, reviews & tweets of the week from London, New York & beyond including a life-size first birthday cake of John McCrea at Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and the opening of King Kong on Broadway.
Mark Shenton offers reviews, news, interviews and tweets of the week from the West End, Broadway and beyond.
Mark Shenton’s news, reviews, quotes, tweets and farewells of the week, from the West End, Broadway and beyond.
A big week in London theatre, with three of the most anticipated openings of the autumn: Marianne Elliott’s new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s 1970 musical Company, Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance at the Noel Coward and the launch of Emma Rice’s new post-Globe company Wise Children with a show also called Wild Children, at the Old Vic.
It lives up to the hype. It truly lives up to the hype. Mean Girls follows Cady Heron, who moves from the wilds of Africa to the wilds of suburban America, where instead of facing lions, malnutrition and loneliness, she faces boy drama, social issues and the struggle to stay true to herself.
Mark Shenton offers the week’s news, reviews, quotes and tweets in theatre from both sides of the Atlantic, including an interview with Sonia Friedman, reviews of Shakespeare in three different abbreviated versions, and a YouTube star appearing on Broadway.
Sara Bareilles’ Waitress is based on the 2007 film of the same name which was written by late comedic legend Adrian Shelley and is a quirky, heartfelt show which transfers wonderfully to the stage.
Mark Shenton views the week of news, openings & upcoming awards… in the West End, Broadway & beyond.
Jerry Mitchell is following his winning screen to stage formula with this production of Pretty Woman and has provided a show which fans of the film will adore. The outstanding leads and tight ensemble make this a high-octane, fun for all show.
News, reviews, interviews and farewells of the week in London, New York and the regions, including social media influencers, Pinter in the West End and more.
Once on this Island is basically the show version of a huge hug; filled with a heartwarming story, spectacular talent and amazing use of theatrical devices, it’s a truly brilliant piece of theatre.