Since the closing of Bat Out of Hell, fans of the show have been able to keep their love and involvement alive through Rob Fowler and Sharon Sexton’s album Vision of You which charts the backstory of their characters Falco and Sloane.
Madagascar the Musical was a perfect family night out, full of fun for the young audience as they tapped, cheered and danced their way through the story, against the backdrop of a damp and drizzly night outside the New Victoria Theatre.
Rip It Up does exactly that to the conventional West End tried and tested jukebox musical. In part a reality TV show and in part a showcase, the evening encapsulates a musical time-machine that will have you tapping your feet and smiling from cheek to cheek despite your best attempts to resist.
9 To 5 is a feel-good show, helmed by powerful performers who allow you to ignore the shortcomings and enjoy it for what it is: a load of female led fun.
It’s a cult classic, it’s summery fun, it’s the music of ABBA and altogether it’s a great night out. It’s never going to be the most theatrically enthralling or deeply emotive piece of theatre but Mamma Mia! is a boat load of laughs and a perfect carefree way to spend a couple of hours.
Occasionally bewildering and frequently ridiculous, Strike Up The Band is nevertheless always great fun.
Of all the new musicals that Broadway has shipped to London in recent years, Waitress is quite possibly the greatest as Sara Bareillles takes an unflinching look at 21st century America through the eyes of waitress Jenna and her two best friends and workmates, Becky and Dawn.
So if you’re in the mood for something silly, fun and boasting some serious improv talent, Notflix – The improvised Musical is an hilarious hour of entertainment that’s also totally unique every time. You don’t get that staying home with Netflix.
Waitress is a show that takes you off the beaten track and provides a more intimate, less flashy show compared to those we usually see. This nuanced musical is a sweet treat that will warm your heart purely thanks to it’s quirkiness.
All in all, Calendar Girls is a really enjoyable evening’s entertainment and it’s great to see a British musical flourishing.