Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a staple and rite of passage for many musical theatre fans so when a production is mounted there’s always a ready and willing audience to view it. Thankfully for current audiences, the Palladium production which is currently touring the country is absolutely top notch and a dream night out.
‘Memorable production’: WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND – Watermill Theatre, Newbury ★★★★
The Watermill’s bespoke setting and compact stage wouldn’t be my first choice of venue for a revival production of the musical Whistle Down the Wind based on the book by Mary Hayley Bell, adapted to music by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Jim Steinman. However, the results are extremely impressive.
‘Rollicking, gleeful night of fun’: SCHOOL OF ROCK – Touring
School of Rock presents the recipe for a perfect 21st century family musical. A simple story with likeable characters and a heart-warming message, played out to a soundtrack of bombastic, foot-tapping tunes.
‘A thoroughly entertaining night out’: SCHOOL OF ROCK – Touring ★★★★
School of Rock (Tour)New Wimbledon TheatreReviewed on Monday 21st March 2022★★★★★Most people know and love the hit 2003 film School of Rock. With Jack Black’s iconic comedy, incredibly catchy tunes and a true rock soul it became an instant classic. For…
‘This contemporary take is plenty of fun from start to finish’: CINDERELLA – West End ★★★
This modern take on the classic fairytale is plenty of fun – but there are moments where the music and story feel a little bit flimsy.
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‘Slick, energetic & all-round entertaining’: SCHOOL OF ROCK – Touring ★★★★
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock is based on the hit movie and follows the life of Dewey Finn, an endearing character who is down on his luck.
‘Fresh, stylish & beautifully carried by a star turn from Jodie Prenger’: TELL ME ON A SUNDAY – Touring
The Watermill Theatre’s 2016 production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s one-woman, one-act musical has been revived for a UK tour.
NEWS: Concert staging of Sunset Boulevard at Royal Albert Hall reunites Mazz Murray, Ramin Karimlo, Zizi Strallen & Jeremy Secomb
In a special, one-night-only concert, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton’s musical Sunset Boulevard will be staged at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 3 December 2021.
’Andrew Lloyd Webber’s first solid smash hit for quite some time’: CINDERELLA – Gillian Lynne Theatre ★★★★
Andrew Lloyd Webber may have composed better scores than his new Cinderella, but he has certainly never created anything camper, and no, I haven’t forgotten Sunset Boulevard. This collaboration with Oscar winning book writer Emerald Fennell and lyricist David Zippel (City of Angels, ALW’s own The Woman In White) actually feels like something of a return to form, not because it’s much like anything else in the Lord’s canon thus far, but more because, after well over two decades, a new musical by this country’s most successful theatrical composer actually feels, once again, like a major West End event. School Of Rock doesn’t count as it was already a solid Broadway hit by the time it opened at the same Gillian Lynne Theatre that Cinderella is now gaudily occupying.
‘A sumptuous visual & musical treat’: CINDERELLA – Gillian Lynne Theatre ★★★★★
We can finally go to the ball, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella was well worth the wait. Emerald Fennell’s treatment of the fairy tale frames Cinderella as a social outcast in a town obsessed with beauty.
‘This ball of a show was worth the wait’: CINDERELLA – Gillian Lynne Theatre
Despite threats that Cinderella might be cancelled for good, or exported to a more supportive arts climate, here it is at last and, I am happy to report, this ball of a show was worth the wait.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre
We round up the reviews for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical Cinderella, which has finally been able to open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.
‘Lloyd Webber pulls the perfect rabbit from his big, glittery-witty, musical revolving top hat’: CINDERELLA – Gillian Lynne Theatre
Cinderella’s brilliant trick is the show’s have-cake-and-eat-it ability to debunk all the traditional glamour and romance while actually indulging it.
‘A warm hug of perfect decision making’: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – London Palladium
Now this is how you do stunt casting! Linzi Hateley returns in glorious style to Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat after 30 years.
‘Turns the clock back on the West End musical’: CINDERELLA – Gillian Lynne Theatre
It has been harder for Andrew Lloyd Webber to schedule a press night for Cinderella than any prince has ever had to find the wearer of the glass slipper in the fabled fairytale.
‘A night of numerous show-stopping moments’: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – London Palladium
When you book to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, you are guaranteed not only a joyful night out at the London Palladium but also a time-travel ticket to your childhood.
‘Filled with playfulness & joy’: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – London Palladium ★★★★
The lively return of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is filled with exuberant joy that makes it impossible to resist.
NEWS: World premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella is set for 25 August 2021
The Really Useful Group has announced, after a period of enforced closure, the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella will be on 25 August 2021.
‘Freedom Day has turned into closure day’: A cry for help or a bid for headlines?
The press performance of Cinderella on Monday got cancelled, and so did last night’s “gala opening”; Andrew Lloyd Webber has now threatened to pull the plug on the entire show…. or has he?