“What do you mean you’ve never been to the Edinburgh Festival? You must go, you’d love it.” Yeap, it’s that time of year where I hear variations of the above ad nauseam.
Last Friday night I had the great pleasure of seeing Ian McKellen’s show at the Park Theatre, followed by tapas with the fabulous man himself. It was a wonderful night from start to finish.
Here I wanted to focus on 4 brilliant musicals I think are particularly exciting, that you could go see: Roller Diner (Soho Theatre), La Strada (The Other Palace), Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (Duke Of York’s) and These Trees Are Made of Blood (Arcola).
When you arrive you are given a locker key, and asked to lock away your mobile phone. While this jarred at first, the freedom from the tyranny of having a quick glance at my phone as I waited for the show to start was wonderful.