"Unfortunately I am left with the realisation that sometimes all the ingredients do not create the perfect night of theatre"
"All it took was the first few notes of 'And I'm Telling You...' and I was welling up..."
"Its a joyful, thrilling demonstration of the best that show business has to offer."
In the first of a new series covering the successes and failures of movie musicals, read my take on the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, The King and I.
Spellbinding, ridiculous, jaw-dropping and magical. On Wednesday evening I experienced a whole new form of theatre. Two shows in one day, with over 5 hours of magic and the return of some of my favourite fictional characters. I won't lie - I was a bit sceptical about the concept of this production. Whilst I wouldn't… Continue reading Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre
Having seen the Broadway production a few years ago and re-watched the film so many times I have lost count, it may seem silly to go back to London to see the same show again. Yet when something is that good - how can I resist?
Its been a truth universally acknowledged that the only actress capable of portraying Fanny Brice on stage or film is the one and only Barbara Streisand. No one could possibly fill her shoes and belt out Don't Rain on My Parade - so why even try? Maybe that is why it has taken so long… Continue reading Review: Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre
The Sound of Music is and always will be my favourite musical. Featuring historical drama, nuns, and songs that can’t help but make you sing along, I spent most of my childhood running around the house and garden (or pretty much any location) singing ‘The Lonely Goatherd’ and ‘Do-Re-Mi’. So you can imagine I was… Continue reading The Sound of Music Live: A masterpiece of Christmas television
Les Miserables is a heart-wrenching masterpiece that I sincerely hope never leaves the West End stage.
My second go at journalism and first real bit of writing. I was very nervous about doing a review, feeling very under qualified but this production was truly excellent. Click here to read all about it.