It is the original postwar Germany and Austria into which Stuart Paterson’s book for new musical Identical takes us in a fresh, bouncy Stiles and Drewe musical. Auditions of hundred pairs of identical twins found three: on press night Eden and Emme Patrick proved faultless in a complicated, sometimes emotionally intense performance, first disliking one another on sight and then rapturously realising their sisterhood; they are playfully natural and assured, rarely offstage for long
‘Fun, entertaining & feelgood’: CLUB TROPICANA – Touring ★★★★
Passports at the ready! It’s time to jet off to the Club Tropicana Hotel in this brand new jukebox musical which is touring the country.
‘Epitomises feel-good theatre’: CLUB TROPICANA – Touring ★★★★★
Club Tropicana drinks are free, fun and sunshine there’s enough for everyone… and Club Tropicana The Musical certainly encompasses fun, sunshine and epitomises the feel-good theatre production.
‘Sure to bring a bounce to your step’: CLUB TROPICANA – Touring ★★★★
A whirlwind of big hair, 80s hits, innuendos and humour, Nick Winston’s Club Tropicana isn’t a musical masterpiece but it is a whole lot of fun and a harmless piece of entertainment.
‘Will bring a big smile to your face’: CLUB TROPICANA – Touring ★★★
Club Tropicana will bring a big smile to your face, give you the feel-good-factor and make you feel young once again. Its not an award worthy musical but is certainly good fun and like a summer pantomime for adults.
NEWS: Full cast announced for return of Eugenius! at The Other Palace featuring Rob Houchen in title role
Rob Houchen, Neil McDermott, Emily Tierney, Alex Bourne and Simon Thomas are joining the cast of British musical Eugenius! when it returns for a six-week season at The Other Palace from 1 September 2018.
NEWS: The Barricade Boys announce a line-up of 20+ musical guest stars for Christmas Cabaret
West End musical theatre group, The Barricade Boys, have announced a massive line-up of guest stars for their limited Christmas Cabaret season, which runs at London’s The Other Palace Studio from 5 to 23 December.
Festive CD reviews: Leslie Odom Jr, Megan Hilty, Eyles & Gould, All Aboard! The Sleigh Ride
Following on from the re-release of his self-titled album earlier this year, Leslie Odom Jr gives us another opportunity to sink into his world of soulful jazz with an album of reinterpreted holiday classics in Simply Christmas.
CEILI O’CONNOR: THE UNDERSTUDY – Century Club
What better way to showcase Ceili O’Connor’s cabaret than as The Understudy – treating a packed audience at the Century Club to a whirl through many of the numbers that she had evidently honed to perfection, though enchantingly, giving each of these classic songs a delightful re-imagining.
WICKED – Touring
With a focus on Glinda and Elphaba, Wicked inverts and twists the story about the witches of Oz and, in a spectacular and poignant way, reveals an alternative perspective to the characters and our perception of good and evil. Glinda, forever loveable but not always ‘good’, becomes a character who is redeemed through her experience and the ‘Wicked’ Elphaba, endearing and resolute, struggles in a society where she is perceived as different.