Award-winning ITV comedy show’s series creator and writer Derren Litten is bringing Benidorm’s signature sunshine and shenanigans to theatres across the UK and Ireland.
David Walliams has an incredible talent of telling stories of normal, everyday children who achieve remarkable things in the face of adversity, with a fair amount of gross humour and giggles thrown in – The Midnight Gang is no exception.
The Trench, conceived, written, co-directed and performed by Oliver Lansley and his lively company, Les Enfants Terribles, was inspired by the story of Sapper William Hackett, the only tunneller to be awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery in saving the lives of fellow-men but sacrificed his own.
The newly refurbished Mayflower theatre deserved a blockbuster of a show to be its first big three-week resident and who better to fly in than the cast of Wicked.
The hype for Heathers The Musical is real, awards need to be nominated for and won. High School will never be the same again, it’s just ‘So Very’.
Eugenius! really is an extravaganza showcase for the completely nonsensical musical. It’s cheesy, baffling and a visual delight all in one.
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.
There is nothing not to like here in Madagascar The Musical. It’s bright, fun, has audience participation, brilliant choreography and great singing.
If I were you I’d check out The Simon & Garfunkel Story for future dates. All the hits are there along with some lesser known ones and Philip Murray Warson and Charles Blyth are sensational as Simon and Garfunkel.
It takes quite a play to bring tears to my eyes but, then, The Play About My Dad – set around the true stories of those who experienced Hurricane Katrina – is quite a piece of writing.
It Happened in Key West has some deeply moving moments which are snatched away all too quickly and replaced by witty lines, thereby losing its potency. It promises to be a good production, but it needs to first find its identity and sense of purpose first.
This production is a sublimely exquisite staging of a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein show. All hail Broadway Queen Kelli O’Hara for bringing her inimitable characterisation and vocal supremacy to her portrayal of Anna
So, do I like Machinal? Yes, I do. I think it’s extraordinary (and depressing as hell) that such contemporary relevance can be found in a ninety-year-old text.
Expertly directed by Brian Blessed, this charming quintessentially British murder mystery is a thoroughly enjoyable evening out.
Ghost About the House at the King’s Head Theatre is a good romp, with pratfalls, slapstick and comic parodies, and loads of sight gags.
It’s a short run at Southwark Playhouse but I truly feel this production deserves several more spins around ‘The Rink‘ and definitely has a future life.
I’m loving the line-up for May so I’ve all my fingers crossed that you’ll find something in this list for you too.
I would recommend anyone to see The Prudes, I really would. It is damn hard to be this damn funny. Believe me when I say you will enjoy this play. You may even love it, and I would totally get that. But its missteps are entirely indicative of a male lens, which does make this problematic in parts. And that’s a shame.
The magnificent The Inheritance is an impressive play from Matthew Lopez that examines the tangled lives of a close group of gay men living in contemporary New York, charting their ups and downs, their laughs and their tragedies – all through a whopping seven-hour running time.
If you are a seasoned opera fan, I urge you to force your destiny to align with Welsh National Opera and watch this production – the music is to die for.