Tuck takes us on a journey of sequins and glitter that eventually blur through tears. It’s fierce and fabulous and goes out fighting.
The moment Company opened younger audiences who had never seen it before similarly lamented that it could ever have been done with a man. ‘But it’s a woman’s story’. And for 2018 it is. It could only be.
If Isley Lynn’s Skin A Cat teaches us anything it’s to be bold in talking about everything about sex, especially for women.
Eugenius! manages that perfect balance of pop music and musical theatre- storytelling through song but with an infectious and catchy side.
Allan Neve’s play is an exploration of a father-daughter life over the decades. Starting when daughter Lucy (Georgia Theodoulou) comes home to look after her father Charlie (Keiron Self), a series of intertwined monologues tell their story of past and present.
This reading of The Destiny of Me was a rare (especially for a Brit) opportunity to see this rarely performed play. The fact Kramer has done re-writes gives me hope there will be a production somewhere, sometime in the future.
The Boys in the Band is known for being the “first gay play”. Obviously not the first by any stretch it was, however, the first commercially successful, and if you will ‘mainstream’ gay play. It also was one of few to reach that status before the AIDS epidemic hit and changed the gay community.
I like to spend time unpacking a play and in particular the writing a little more. So here is my not-review of Brad Birch’s new play Tremor at the Sherman Theatre.
What the discussion about Julius Caesar led me to conclude was that in fact, the best thing about this production was that it offered you a choice. A means to experience this semi-immersive production, even if being ‘immersed’ is not your thing.
I was the first one to declare how much I hated the idea of using existing pop music for a ‘new’ musical. I was certain that Mamma Mia! would not last long and I’d pick up some deeply discounted ticket a few months in to take a look at just how bad it was…
Here it is a list of the 10 shows that for various reasons made a mark in 2017.
This was my last theatre outing of the year, and what a way to end a year. Everyone should be talking about Jamie if they aren’t already.
The Bridge Theatre is a lovely new toy for theatreland. Firstly, its location is spectacular – the views of London are glorious and next summer it will make for many a delightful pre-theatre drink there.
The idea of music existing “between the notes” seems to be the best description of Heisenberg. A bit like the principle from which it takes its name, that you cannot view a thing and observe it’s momentum at once. The music analogy is more romantic though.
It’s a rare play that gets both into your head and under your skin. Watching The Busy World is Hushed sends both a mind reeling trying to keep up with the ideas and questions posed by the characters, but also cuts to the heart with some frank, honest reflections on grief and love.
It’s all exciting, and has the potential, we already know, to produce exciting work. A company that is starting with a new Simon Stephens play starring Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham is obviously off to a pretty strong start.
It seems everyone has a first memory of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. Mine, in typical style is mildly embarrassing and reveals me to be the uncultured swine I so often am. It was my third year in University, which happened to be my ‘Study Abroad’ year. …
Almost a week ago now, Prior Walter bid the Lyttleton theatre ‘More Life’ one last time. Twenty-four years earlier it had opened next door in the Cottesloe. And some 14 or so years earlier the Angel first crashed into my life. Since then it’s been a labour of love.
I love a bells and whistles musical as much as the next person. But the true magic of musical theatre is in the musical storytelling magic that sometimes if we’re really lucky, happens. As much as gold tap shoes and magic sets and a chorus of 20 is gre…
There’s some arguments that come around and you think ‘really? we’re still talking about this?’ but also you’re not really surprised.So when it was annoucned Tom Hiddleston was teaming up with Kenneth Brannagh for a produc…