One of the huge advantages of online theatre over the last eighteen months or so has been being able to catch up with plays that any self-respecting reviewer should have seen but for whatever reason hasn’t. My Night With Reg was first produced in 1994 (missed it), has been revived since (missed them) and even turned into a TV film (guess what?)
Revisiting My Night With Reg now is to experience this heartbreaker of life and loss and friendship and family not just as a time capsule of a particular period of our lives but as a timeless classic, an intricately patterned play of layered and deeply poignant inter-relationships.
With the almighty back catalogue of Tina Turner to call on, there’s a thrilling sense of energy in Tina the Musical which is perfectly encapsulated in the star-making performance of a fricking amazing Adrienne Warren.
The cast that will join Adrienne Warren, playing the title role in the world premiere of TINA The Tina Turner Musical has been announced, including, making his musical debut, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner. The production, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, starts performances at the West End’s Aldwych Theatre on 21 March 2018, with a press night on 17 April. TINA also features Madeline …
It’s fair to say that I went along to Cat – (The Play!!!) expecting something light and fluffy. The press release promised “a playful and cheeky homage to the world of musical theatre”, and certainly the stage design was a beautiful summary of the legacy of one Andrew Lloyd Webber.
It has been confirmed that Cat (The Play), about one performer’s life in musicals, will make its West End premiere at the Ambassador’s Theatre, running for two nights only on 25 and 26 April 2017.
Based on a true story, this tale of one man’s quest for vengeance following his childhood rape is brought to life in Markus Potter’s production. This London premiere production of David Holthouse’s play runs at Southwark Playhouse until 6 August 2016. But does it impress the critics?
Stalking The Bogeyman is a brave and challenging play. Co-written with Markus Potter who directs, David Holthouse tells his very personal and true story of having been raped at the age of seven by a neighbour and family friend, and of the impact that the rape was to have upon his life.
The producers of Beautiful Thing have announced the early closure of the touring production. The last date will at the Leicester Curve on Saturday 30 May 2015. Executive producer Tom O’Connell said, “It is with great regret that we have made the difficult decision to close Beautiful Thing early, but we are all immensely proud to have produced the show, …
It’s week six of my blog challenge to respond to my favourite columnist Caitlin Moran each week. These blogs, unlike 99% of what I write and tweet, are meant to be non-theatrical, but with a topic like cats, you’ll forgive me – and Andrew Lloyd Webber – a few minuscule digressions. You can read more […]