Review: Chicago, Phoenix Theatre ★★★★

Chicago opens with an announcement, a warning of sorts that this is a story of adultery, murder and other various sins. As the actor delivering it says, ‘all those things we all hold near and dear to our hearts’, and it’s evident from the show’s record breaking history that audiences do too. The longest running musical on Broadway, Chicago returns to the London stage with its … Continue reading Review: Chicago, Phoenix Theatre ★★★★

“What Did I Miss?” Mary Poppins & Mythic Bitches

Wind’s in the east, mist coming in Like something is brewing, about to begin… With things moving so quickly in the West End, it can be hard to keep up with the latest news. So I thought I’d start a weekly feature (for my own sake as well as yours!) on what’s new from the week that was. What shows are about to begin and which … Continue reading “What Did I Miss?” Mary Poppins & Mythic Bitches

Review: Heathers the Musical, Theatre Royal Haymarket ★★★★

How very…timely? Almost a decade since Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy penned their stage adaptation of 80’s film Heathers, the musical has finally made it’s way onto the London stage. For years, UK fans have been eager for a transfer, asking, “Honey, what you waiting for?” Now playing the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited engagement, has it been worth the wait? Heathers the Musical follows Veronica … Continue reading Review: Heathers the Musical, Theatre Royal Haymarket ★★★★

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Review: SIX, The Arts Theatre ★★★★★

One show bursts onto the London stage every few years and changes the face of theatre. No, it’s not Hamilton. Get ready for another histo-remix though, as those without voices are given their time to speak (well, sing). The reformation may have started with Henry VIII, but Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss are bringing one to the West End. Dissolve into tears of joy, laugh your … Continue reading Review: SIX, The Arts Theatre ★★★★★

Review: 42nd Street, Theatre Royal Drury Lane ★★★

With its “Lullaby of Broadway” and nostalgia for toe-tapping songs, 42nd Street seems to enchant UK audiences every five years or so with a revival in some form. Since 2017, writer turned director Mark Bramble’s production has found a suitably showbiz home on the London stage, at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. But much like the production itself, is it all style over substance? Based on the … Continue reading Review: 42nd Street, Theatre Royal Drury Lane ★★★