Review: Chicago

Celebrating it's 21st anniversary, the hit musical - with a Oscar-winning film adaptation - Chicago has been revived on the West End. There's nothing quite like the razzle-dazzle of Chicago, with the adultery, murder, jazz, and sequins - what more could you possibly want? With music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Fred Ebb … Continue reading Review: Chicago

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Review UK Tour: Hairspray

Hairspray is a fun loving show that's sure to get you singing along and dancing in your seats. At first glance, it's a sweet as pie musical as a young Tracy Turnblad dreams of dancing on the teen favourite TV dance programme, The Corny Collins Show. However, the plot focuses on larger themes as Tracy … Continue reading Review UK Tour: Hairspray

Review: Bat Out of Hell

I owe my love of Meat Loaf to my dad who downloaded the album for me and said I had to listen to it as it would be "part of my education". Little did I know that the music I had fallen in love with was originally destined to be a musical. Bat Out of Hell is … Continue reading Review: Bat Out of Hell

Review UK Tour: Sunset Boulevard

Based on Billy Wilder's acclaimed 1950 film of the same title, Sunset Boulevard features a book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story focuses on has-been star Norma Desmond, who has been kept under the illusion that she is "the greatest star" decades after her career has … Continue reading Review UK Tour: Sunset Boulevard

Review UK Tour: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is, in my opinion, the best jukebox musical out there. Following the life and career of Carole King, her husband Gerry Goffin, and friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, Beautiful features music which defined the latter half of the twentieth century. Carole King started songwriting as a teenager and wrote … Continue reading Review UK Tour: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Review UK Tour: Legally Blonde

Having previously seen Legally Blonde at the Leicester Curve two years ago, I was excited to see it again as a UK Tour. Based on the 2001 film of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde is a fabulously feminist story now adapted into a musical. The plot follows Elle Woods, a Malibu 'dumb blonde' who … Continue reading Review UK Tour: Legally Blonde

Review UK Tour: The Band

Following a career with multiple top hits, awards, and a reputation as a great British boyband, Take That have turned their attention to a staging a musical. Using their music and a book by Tim Firth, The Band follows five 16 year old girls as they obsess over their favourite group and the opportunity to see … Continue reading Review UK Tour: The Band

Review UK Tour: Crazy For You

Crazy For You is a glorious romantic comedy musical. Whilst it may appear dated at first, Paul Hart's incredible direction leads the show to the present without forgetting its roots. Based on the 1930 musical Girl Crazy, Crazy For You includes well-known Gershwin songs such as 'I Got Rhythm' and 'Nice Work If You Can Get It', … Continue reading Review UK Tour: Crazy For You

Review: Hamilton: An American Musical

The hype surrounding Hamilton: An American Musical has been enormous since Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit show opened on Broadway in 2015. Since then there has been a libretto, eleven Tony awards, the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, a cast album AND a mix-tape of the cast album. This show is certainly a huge landmark in the … Continue reading Review: Hamilton: An American Musical

Review of 2017

I have been extremely fortunate to see some wonderful theatre in 2017. From starting my year in New York seeing Waitress on Broadway; to seeing a variety of theatre in Canada which I would never otherwise have the opportunity to see; to experiencing my first Edinburgh Festival Fringe; to ballet and opera; and finally, the … Continue reading Review of 2017