Musik is the spin-off from the original 2001 Closer to Heaven musical collaboration from Jonathan Harvey and the Pet Shop Boys, bringing the former fictional euro diva character, Billie Trix, back in a cabaret-style show to tell her personal Zeligesque life story in biographical vignettes.
Alternating historical poorly-researched lessons, German psychedelic music routines and and ill-fitted frocks, there is not a dull moment in The Six Wives of Henry VIII.
Blitz! encapsulates all the emotions across the board with enthusiasm exuding from all the cast keen to make you connect with all their individual stories.
None of the songs are too long in The Jury and they are all well written and never bore – this is a strong new musical and won’t vanish from the stages too soon.
The evocative music synergises well with the poetic narration in Persona and adds emphasis to important plot points, while also giving a sense of pressure and entrapment.
All the actors impress in The Morning After, a light-hearted comedy about love and disinhibited families, it’s just a shame the characters are so one-dimensional.
Directed by Bronagh Lagan, Rags embraces the true wonders of theatre, bringing to light the compelling story of some Jewish immigrants attempting to integrate into American society of the 1910s.
Fourplay is a cleverly written, well-acted and directed, highly entertaining show that will make you laugh and think, and everything in between.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 19 January 2020), including Aleks Sierz’s view that the new production of Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre is marching on to victory.
Co-creators Poppy Damon and Saul Boyer have morphed old and new in JEW…ish by combining the traditional family Jewish values and a modern polyamorous relationship, although it doesn’t sound like a match made in heaven the pair have created a play that has made it work.
It’s a breath of fresh air to see the representation of sexuality and equality presented in Soho Cinders which is also fun and full of brilliant vocal moments and silly, sexy one-liners.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre including Love London Love Culture’s delight at watching Jamie Lloyd’s razor sharp West End production of Cyrano de Bergerac.
Joan of Leeds is a hilarious and unexpectedly relevant tale of Joan, a 14th century Nun, who fakes her own death in order to escape her convent and break her vow of abstinence to start life anew.
Little Miss Burden is a heart-warming but simultaneously heart-wrenching play highlighting the reality faced by many people with disabilities.
The Boy Friend is an ideal show to lighten these dark winter days, providing a healthy dose of escapism and pure joyousness for all.
Whilst A Christmas Carol may not pass muster as high theatre, there are some genuinely wonderful moments to be found at its strongest points, and as a jovial, energetic pantomime spectacle, it’s a triumph.
Award-winning comedian Zoe Lyons has been taken over in body and mind by the almighty in An Act of God.
Putting a spin on a Christmas Carol, we follow an alternative telling of this classic tale in the most seasonally way possible! Sh!t-Faced Showtime present A Pissedmas Carol, featuring an ever-revolving cast, a LOT of alcohol and raucous laughs a plenty.
Pinocchio: No Strings Attached is a very well constructed pantomime with an unexpected and cleverly designed LGBT+ twist.
A suicide. A lie. The unexpected… Dear Evan Hansen is an entertaining – and filled with talent – show, that will have a long life in the West End. And this is not a lie.