With a title like Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World, it’s unsurprising that the first night King’s audience for this touring production was mainly female.
‘A punchy, punky burst of feminist fun’: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World – Liverpool
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is a punchy, punky burst of feminist fun from the producers of Six and based on the picture book by Kate Pankhurst.
‘Colourful & vibrant production’: BE MORE CHILL – Shaftesbury Theatre
While this musical has plenty for young people to relate to, Be More Chill could have gone into a lot more depth in exploring important issues such as body image and anxiety.
NEWS: Be More Chill returns to the West End for the summer
Musical Be More Chill is set to return, this time at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 30 June to 5 September 2021. The limited 10-week run follows the show’s success on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at London’s The Other Palace until it was forced to close in March last year due to the pandemic.
‘Weirdly retro’: BE MORE CHILL – The Other Palace
Clearly something in Be More Chill has touched a chord with today’s youth, but catchy songs written by committee to hit the teen feelz doesn’t make up for a weak book and problematic politics.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Be More Chill at The Other Palace
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the UK premiere of the Broadway musical Be More Chill.
NEWS: Be More Chill extends run & becomes longest running show at The Other Palace
The producers of the UK premiere of Joe Iconis’ Be More Chill which premiered last week have announced a six-week extension to 14 June 2020, making it the longest running musical at London’s The Other Palace.
NEWS: Casting announced for London production of Be More Chill
Casting for the UK premiere of Be More Chill, the hit Broadway musical has been announced. The lead roles of Jeremy Heere will be played by Scott Folan and Michael Mell by Blake Patrick Anderson
‘Charming but old-fashioned’: MALORY TOWERS – Touring ★★★
The Malory Towers company deserves great plaudits for putting their all into such a high-intensity show; it’s a charming piece but one that undoubtedly feels like minor-key Rice.
‘A spectacular musical revue’: AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★
First time director Tyrone Huntley and choreographer Oti Mabuse have created a sizzling revival of Ain’t Misbehavin’ which is electrifying audiences at London’s Southwark Playhouse.
‘The singing is really where it gets you’: AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ – Southwark Playhouse
The dresses sparkle, the band swings, and the dancers fly at the Southwark Playhouse, where Ain’t Misbehavin’ runs through June.
‘Oozes with personality and sophistication’: AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★
While there might not be any central plot, sit back and enjoy the music and dancing anyway in this fun and energetic production of Ain’t Misbehavin’.
‘A whirlwind of energy’: AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★
Tyrone Huntley makes his directorial debut with this vivacious production of Ain’t Misbehavin’ that hasn’t been seen in London for almost 25 years. With Oti Mabuse’s choreography, the show is a whirlwind of energy which excites and entertains throughout.
‘A two-hour treat, with a reeling, rocking cast of five’: AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ – Colchester & London ★★★★
Tamasha’s romp through the great Fats Waller’s songbook in Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a two-hour treat, with a reeling, rocking cast of five and a joyful five-piece combo.
Album Review: Six the Musical cast recording
Short and sharply observed, impeccably sung and filled with irrepressible spirit, this is precisely the kind of work that advances the form of musical theatre for contemporary audiences.
NEWS: Cast announced to play Henry VIII’s wives in London premiere of SIX The Musical
From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII sing their way out of the history books and into the spotlight in the professional premiere of SIX, which runs at the West End’s Arts Theatre for four Monday dates on 18 December 2017 and 8, 15 and 22 January 2018.