The music of Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan’s Broken Wings remains strong, but the musical around it feels slightly disappointing at Charing Cross Theatre.
‘Places the classic boy-meets-girl-but-can’t-have-her template in a new location’: BROKEN WINGS – Charing Cross Theatre
In Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan’s new musical Broken Wings, there are plenty of soaring melodies for lovers and just as many haunted and broken-hearted ballads for the less romantic.
‘This is a musical with its heart in the right place’: BROKEN WINGS – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★★
Featuring a luscious score and heartfelt performances, Broken Wings gets a chance to soar in this touching if occasionally overblown production.
‘People need to go to the theatre & see themselves represented’: 10 questions for 10 years – Nadim Naaman
Actor/singer/writer/dad Nadim Naaman takes a moment to answer 10 Questions for 10 Years most thoughtfully indeed.
‘A truly spectacular performance’: ON THE TOWN – Royal Albert Hall ★★★★
What better way to celebrate what would have been Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, than at the Royal Albert Hall with a glorious performance of On The Town?
‘The beautifully flowing, virtuosic music evokes feelings of hot summer nights’: BROKEN WINGS – West End ★★★
For me, Joe Davison’s orchestration is the star of the show. The beautifully flowing, virtuosic music evokes feelings of hot summer nights and all-encompassing romance and brings the emotion to life.
‘Poignant, highly relevant & thought-provoking’: BROKEN WINGS – West End ★★★★
Broken Wings illustrates different cultural issues very well and, whilst there is further refinement required, it does not detract from the fact that it is definitely a dramatic new musical to watch.
What’s Debbie looking forward to in August 2018?
Though at the moment it looks quiet, I have finally got a draft schedule together for my time in Edinburgh, and it seems as if my plan to ease myself in has just gone out of the window… It’s going to be a hectic week for me up there, but it has to be done!
‘I have fallen hard for its charms’: Album Review: Broken Wings
Written by Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan, the concept album of new musical Broken Wings marks an ambitious debut and an impressive arrival.
NEWS: The Barricade Boys announce a line-up of 20+ musical guest stars for Christmas Cabaret
West End musical theatre group, The Barricade Boys, have announced a massive line-up of guest stars for their limited Christmas Cabaret season, which runs at London’s The Other Palace Studio from 5 to 23 December.
NEWS: Ben Forster extends his title run in The Phantom of the Opera
Ben Forster will extend his run as ‘The Phantom’ until Saturday 2 September 2017 in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.
#Phantom30th: Marking 30 years with The Phantom of the Opera
At the gala, we were treated – after being given a glass of free fizz to cover the waiting time – to special guest performances from Michael Ball, flirting and duetting with all and sundry in a hilarious ‘All I Ask Of You’ and Sierra Boggess delivering a sensational bilingual ‘Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again’.
NEWS: The Phantom of the Opera celebrates 30th Anniversary with gala performance, 10 Oct
On Monday 10 October 2016, the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera will celebrate its 30th Anniversary with a special gala performance in aid of The Music in Secondary Schools Trust.
ALBUM REVIEW: Nadim Naaman’s Sides
Sides is Nadim Naaman’s second album and it is a pleasure to catch up with this talented young man’s vocal interpretations of some of Disney’s and the West End’s greats along with a selection of his own compositions.
NEWS: Key cast changes announced for Phantom ahead of 30th birthday
Joining the cast from Monday 5 September are Siôn Lloyd as ‘Monsieur Firmin’; Mark Oxtoby as ‘Monsieur Andre’; Paul Ettore Tabone as ‘Piangi’ and Daisy Hulbert as ‘Meg’. Also continuing their roles are: Megan Llewellyn as ‘Carlotta’ and Jacinta Mulcahy as ‘Madame Giry’. Harriet Jones returns as alternate ‘Christine Daaé’.
NEWS: Major cast changes for The Phantom of the Opera
From Monday 7 September 2015, there will be major cast changes in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical“THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End. John Owen-Jones returns as ‘The Phantom’ from Monday 7 September 2015 having most recently played the part in the spectacular new production of the show on tour in the …