Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the revival of screen-to-stage musical Saturday Night Fever, based on the John Travolta film. It’s now running at London’s Peacock Theatre until 26 March 2022.
“You should be dancing, yeah!” goes the oft-repeated chorus of the Bee Gees hit that loomed large in the original Saturday Night Fever movie soundtrack and closes the first half of this stage version.
“Fame!” – we all know the infamous song. The lyrics, “I’m gonna live forever, I’m gonna learn how to fly, HIGH” are not well known just because of the original 1980 film, but because of the subsequent television series, film remake and musicals that followed.
Back in the West End after 12 years, Fame makes a triumphant return with Nick Winston’s production. This 30th anniversary edition has been touring since 2018 but is having a prolonged five-week stop at the Peacock Theatre.
Beats on Pointe at the Peacock Theatre is an infectiously enjoyable show that’s at its best when it focuses entirely on the dance – highly recommended.
Returning once more to London, Tango Fire is simply sublime to witness – not only is the dancing exciting but the the overall way in which it is all presented is highly mesmerising.
Dance shows can be a tough sell, especially those that are strictly tap dancing shows. Luckily for them, Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs is far from an ordinary dance show. Full of tricks, energy and spectacle, this show is thrilling and entertaining from start to finish.
Fame the Musical, currently on an extensive UK tour celebrating 30 years since the original Miami production, has announced a West End transfer to London’s Peacock Theatre from 11 September to 19 October 2019.
Showcasing high voltage tap dance and rugged, raw talent, Dein Perry’s multi award-winning Tap Dogs celebrates its long-awaited return to the UK in 2018.
Cirque Berserk is a show that families can afford and all generations will enjoy. Prise your kids away from their screens – entertainment does not come more perfectly performed.
With so many festive themed shows on this month, here is Love London Love Culture’s top shows to book for if you are struggling to decide.
You can see where this is going. The theme is rather reminiscent of those films with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney were put upon youngsters fight their way out of a difficult situation by…. yes, putting on a show!
There is great support from Gareth Gates as Willard – surprisingly funny and sweet throughout. Even if at times some of his mannerisms are slightly over the top, he is always endearing.
Saddle up for a journey to the Wild West as a world leader in contemporary circus, Cirque Éloize, blasts back into the West End with the UK premiere of its new show, Saloon.
Summer’s officially over, but don’t be sad – there’s plenty of great theatre to keep you happy. Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon has rounded up the productions she’s most looking forward to in September. With Mates ticket links!
A vibrantly painted backdrop hangs over the stage, with piercing blue lights reaching their fingers out to the audience. With its exuberant staging and lighting that encourages everyone to get involved, this static scene is a good reflection of the show as a whole.
German physical theatre company Teatro Delusio perform a silent comedy accompanied by an array of canonical scores from ballet to opera to a bit of pop. The international show that crosses language barriers through visual tableaus and expressive physicality of character is formed by a series of vignettes starring stock characters.
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