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Album Review: Tina – The Tina Turner Musical Original Cast Recording

In Albums, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews, Ticket recommendations by Debbie GilpinLeave a Comment

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is a cast recording that’s worth listening to whether you’ve seen the show or not, as you can absolutely appreciate the performances & musicianship – and it’s definitely one for Tina Turner fans to add to their collection. Remarkably, it’s almost like listening to Tina herself.

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NEWS: Adrienne Warren & Kobna Holdbrook-Smith continue in Tina musical as cast recording & booking extension announced

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As more than 200,000 tickets are released for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre and booking is extended until 21 December 2019, the producers have also announced there will be an upcoming recording of an original cast album.

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‘A rollicking good night out’: LA SOIREE – West End

In Cabaret, Circus, London theatre, Opinion, Reviews, Ticket recommendations by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the sensuous experience of watching a circus show, and how reviews – coming generally from a theatrical tradition – usually privilege the conceptual meaning of a production over the sensational meanings written through our physiological responses. This is an attempt not to do that!

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BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL – West End

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This review wasn’t going to be written. Why? Well as this was a revisit to a show which I’d previously seen earlier in its run, I thought I’d just sit back and enjoy. However it soon struck me that I was witnessing some really career defining performances. Having been extremely successful on Broadway, Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom. From being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL – West End

In London theatre, Musicals, Reviews by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

This review wasn’t going to be written. Why? Well as this was a revisit to a show which I’d previously seen earlier in its run, I thought I’d just sit back and enjoy. However it soon struck me that I was witnessing some really career defining performances. Having been extremely successful on Broadway, Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom. From being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.