Back in 2009, when The Great British Bake Off first appeared on our TV screens, nobody could have predicted that a show about people making cakes in a tent would even get a second series, let alone become a national and international sensation. But the…
‘You couldn’t really ask for a more genuinely touching show’: THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF MUSICAL – Noel Coward Theatre ★★★★
A British institution, Bake Off is may not seem like the most likely source for a musical but thankfully, its musical adaptation, The Great British Bake Off Musical at the Noel Coward Theatre, works incredibly well and is an easily digestible, heart-warming show and a love letter to the series so many love.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Discover what critics have made of this revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Cinderella at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester. The production continues to play until 11 December 2022.
‘Unashamedly energetic & in your face’: LEGALLY BLONDE – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre ★★★★
Legally Blonde is the freshest, frothiest and funniest pick-me-up in theatre. With a wonderfully diverse company, Regent Park Theatre’s production is joyous from the opening chords.
‘A revue is always tricky to review’: CLOSER THAN EVER – BroadwayHD (Online review)
This new production of Maltby and Shire’s Closer Than Ever just about gets there, though it occasionally struggles to break through the digital form.
‘There’s a musical theatre dream team’: CLOSER THAN EVER – Broadway HD (Online review)
As it’s a recorded stream, you’re at liberty to choose your own encore moments and replay any numbers which particularly take your fancy – and there are bound to be several of those.*
‘Not just great entertainment but also incredibly relatable’: FROM HERE – Chiswick Playhouse
The impossible “five years” question is posed to each of the characters in Ben Barrow and Lucy Ireland’s excellent new musical From Here – and each has a different answer.
‘These are young performers absolutely at the top of their game’: FROM HERE – Chiswick Playhouse
From Here is a new British musical with music and lyrics by Ben Barrow and Lucy Ireland. Written entirely on Zoom for a four-person cast, this show is a mix of songs and spoken word pieces, covering moments of transition in life, milestones and memories.
‘Takes affectionate aim at its targets’: THE SHOWSTOPPERS’ ALTERNATIVE EUROVISION (Online review)
Free to view on YouTube, this edition of The Showstoppers’ Alternative Eurovision for 2021, a week in advance of the main event, proves to be a dramatic sequel to last year’s shenanigans, but with stronger production values.
‘Quality entertainment with flawless vocals throughout’: SOFT SESSIONS IN CONCERT – Stream.Theatre (Online review) ★★★★★
Following on from a highly successful YouTube series, this special Soft Sessions concert brings together Grace Mouat, Courtney Stapleton, Jake Halsey-Jones, Martha Kirby, Eloise Davies and Danielle Fiamanya, each putting their own personal spin on songs from popular artists that they personally love, from Beyonce to Luther Vandross.
‘A place for the performers to explore’: SOFT SESSIONS IN CONCERT – Stream.Theatre (Online review)
The idea behind YouTube’s series of Soft Sessions, launched last year, is “it’s time to ask the artist what art they want to create”. All six of the performers in this concert have explored their musical roots in the short videos produced over the last few months.
‘Let’s hope they all get a chance to shine’: GRADUATES AT CADOGAN HALL – Episode 1 (Online review) ★★★★
The Graduates At Cadogan Hall concerts, designed to showcase the talents of those who have graduated during the last year, is wonderfully diverse and impressive.
‘A must-watch to get your musical theatre fix’: WEST END MUSICAL DRIVE-IN – Stream.Theatre (Online review) ★★★★
The second in the West End Musical Drive-In series has launched online and is a must-watch for any fans of the hit musical Six! The show sees 11 past and present Six cast members reunite for an entertaining outdoor concert.
‘The perfect accompaniment’: OOPS! I STREAMED IT AGAIN (Online review)
Thespie has “done it again” with Oops! I Streamed It Again, a lively concert featuring some of the stars of West End musical on hiatus, & Juliet.
In a pause where the singe…
‘Going to be a winner’: & JULIET – West End
Late 90s pop is always my jam so a musical that features it is always going to be a winner. The brilliant & Juliet is so much more besides as well though.
NEWS: Six The Musical success continues with West End run extended & Album of the Year win
The success of Six The Musical continues with a West End booking extension to 5 January 2020, the announcement of the show’s first US production in Chicago and the musical’s studio album being named as the Best UK Cast Recording in The Curtain Up Show Album of The Year Awards.
NEWS: Final casting is announced for the return of Six to the West End in 2019
Final casting is announced today for the return of Six, the hit musical by recent Cambridge grads Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. The show returns to the West End’s Arts Theatre, where it ran for a short sold-out season in 2018, in January next year.
As tickets go on sale for SIX’s return dates… WATCH Terri’s post-show Q&A with the Queens & writers
As tickets go on sale today for the 16-week, by-overwhelming-popular-demand West End return season of SIX The Musical, here’s a must-watch (or watch-again) video for you: Terri Paddock chaired a post-show Q&A with the sextet of queens and writers Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss as they started their current, widely popular sell-out season at the Arts Theatre.
Album Review: Six the Musical cast recording
Short and sharply observed, impeccably sung and filled with irrepressible spirit, this is precisely the kind of work that advances the form of musical theatre for contemporary audiences.
NEWS: Six announces three-week extension at Arts Theatre, plus post-show Q&A with Terri Paddock
Final casting has been announced for the West End return of new British musical SIX at the Arts Theatre from 30 August to 23 September 2018.
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