Time and again, this production of The Mikado comes up fresh as paint and is the perfect antidote to dark days every bit as much now as in 1986 or when Gilbert and Sullivan wrote it in 1885.
One test of biography jukebox musicals is how much an uninitiated audience member ends up learning about the artist through the course of the show.
On Your Feet! isn’t perfect and isn’t up there with band bios like Jersey Boys or Sunny Afternoon but ultimately resistance is futile because the rhythm is gonna get you.
If you love Gloria Estefan you will adore On Your Feet and if you’re not familiar with her or not necessarily a fan, go and see this and you son will be.
Man of La Mancha is a curious beast. Often dubbed as one of the classic “lost” musicals, it was last seen in the West End in the 1960s but is currently being revived at the London Coliseum.
The novelty of the casting and brightness of the music in Man of La Mancha make a big impression, though be warned that the show is not without its darker elements, some intended and others not.
Despite the best efforts of Kelsey Grammer in the lead role, this leaden and often down right confusing revival of Man of La Mancha at the London Coliseum is unlikely to give the show new impetus on this side of the pond.
Man of La Mancha is considered a ‘rare’ revival and from this production it’s pretty clear why. The story is highly dated and it’s evidently a very hard piece to stage.
As part of a new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out seven of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (29 April-6 May 2019), ranging from Johnny Fox’s nostalgic return to see All My Sons and Maryam Philpott’s thoughts on the much-anticipated Rosmersholm starring Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell.
Michael Ball is to return to his legendary, Olivier Award-winning role of Edna Turnblad as Hairspray the Musical comes to London for a special, strictly limited season in 2020. The multi-award-winning hit musical plays at the London Coliseum for 12 weeks only, beginning performances on 23 April 2020 (press night is 29 April). With the original award-winning creative team of director Jack O’Brien …
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the revival of the musical Man of La Mancha, playing a limited season at the London Coliseum.
Gilles Maheu’s production of Notre Dame De Paris emphasises the powerful nature of the story – but ends up getting too carried away with itself.
At first glance Notre Dame de Paris appears as a mashup of an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical and a Cirque du Soleil show in French. But it goes deeper, as it should, being based on Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Here are a few of LLLC’s top picks for shows opening this month… The Dame, Park Theatre: Peter Duncan stars in Katie Duncan’s play which had a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe. It sees seasoned Pantomime Dame Ronald Roy Humphrey in a nostalgic mood as the final curtain comes down – but it also sees him forced to confront matters he would rather forget…. Approaching Empty, Kiln Theatre: playing… Read More
Here’s Love London Love Culture’s theatre picks for 2019.
The singer and actress Hiba Tawaji spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about bringing Notre Dame de Paris back to London for the first time in 20 years.
Sarah Tynan takes on the title role in this new revival of David Alden’s original 2008 production of Lucia di Lammermoor at the ENO. Here’s what the critics have been making of it…
The madwoman playing the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor is Sarah Tynan – ENO’s most popular soprano, in her debut in this bel canto role. Tynan is undoubtedly the best actress on the modern opera stage.
I have seen various versions of Swan Lake and St Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s Swan Lake is one of the best, it is superb.
In short, Swan Lake is a marvellous evening’s dance and a production that should appeal to both connoisseurs and novices alike. Now that’s what I call ballet.