Heartwarming debut play about young teen love is very good fun, if a bit slender and insubstantial.
You go away for a week, hoping they’ll put any exciting news on hold but no, there were headlines aplenty…
Michelle Terry being revealed as Emma Rice’s successor as Artistic Director of the Globe. I think this is a brave and inspired choice, for Terry is a deeply intelligent actor.
It’s no secret that I’m a big Ivo van Hove fan, I’ve been to New York and Amsterdam several times to see his work as regular readers will know, so booking for his latest show to hit London – Lazarus – was a no-brainer.
Samantha Barks and Jonathan Bailey are just the latest in a line of musically exquisite, broken-hearted couples to tackle Jason Robert Brown’s song cycle. Remember Lara Pulver and Damian Humbley in the UK premiere? Here’s a pictorial timeline including them and other transatlantic pairings you may recognise.
Ahead of its hugely anticipated European premiere in a brand new 900-seater venue at King’s Cross Theatre, London, full casting for David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus is announced today.
Following a huge hiccup with regards to ticket collection and consequently a late running show, this world premiere concert of the new musical – in a one-off performance at the West End’s London Palladium on 29 June 2016 – was delightful, bizarre and completely unique.
Eugenius! makes for a curious tale. Tracking an implausible yarn of two brothers separated at birth, this ain’t no Blood Brothers, nor, with its focus upon geeky adolescents is it much of a Loserville either.
Olivier award-winning actor Matt Henry extends his role as Lola in West End hit KINKY BOOTS and David Hunter joins the new cast as Charlie Price, replacing Killian Donnelly, from 15 August 2016.
Kinky Boots, Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, today announces the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until Saturday 24 September 2016. Tickets for this extended period will go on sale from Monday 1 February 2016.
I first came across Tim Prottey-Jones when I saw Once at the Phoenix Theatre, where Tim was playing music shop owner Billy. When I saw that he was releasing an album, I quickly made contact to see if I could listen and review for my site, feeling intrigued as to what kind of songs would be on there. Tim is a versatile multi-faceted musician, who has an immense wealth of experience in both performance and production of high quality music. Now starring in Kinky Boots, just what does his latest offering give us?
Two years after its Broadway debut, Kinky Boots strides into London’s Adelphi Theatre, helmed by Jerry Mitchell who is evidently looking to repeat the show’s award-winning success over here.
Based on the BBC film of a decade ago – in turn inspired by true events – Kinky Boots tells of a Northampton based shoe factory facing closure, that stumbles across the idea of making women’s fashion thigh-length boots but built for a man’s body. As their kinky boots go down a storm amongst the transvestite and drag community, the company is saved.
If the shoe fits, they say, wear it. But in truth there’s always been a bit of a size differential between Kinky Boots, the modest urban Brit-flick, and the Cyndi Lauper/ Harvey Fierstein musical that it spawned. Lauper’s score resides principally in the funk and spunk of cross-dressing catwalk glamour while the somewhat dowdy spirit of Northamptonshire – the vernacular of the piece – is barely hinted at in the “Price and Son Theme” of the opening number.
This morning I’m delighted to be in agreement with most of the overnight critics awarding a slew of four stars to last night’s opening: the London premiere of another New York import. Of course, this import has a strong British pedigree. I’m talking about Kinky Boots, of course, the Broadway musical based on the 2005 […]
THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR DANCING. IF YOU DARE. Sequins, feathers, glitter, two and a half hours of hurtling from one noisy shining set-piece to another, this is more of a gig than a drama. If you’re fine with that … Continue reading →