The Northern Ballet presents the world premier of The Little Mermaid for their autumn season. Based on the well known tale by Hans Christian Andersen, David Nixon's underwater dream is brought to life with an original score performed live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia. From Disney's own classic adaptation of the story, the plot is engrained in … Continue reading Review UK Tour: The Little Mermaid
War Horse is an iconic piece of theatre based on the 1982 hit novel of the same name by Michael Morpurgo, with the play adapted by Nick Stafford. The show celebrated its 10 year anniversary at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury on 3rd October 2017 where it premiers its tour; The National Theatre present this outstanding … Continue reading Review UK Tour: War Horse
Mamma Mia! is a classic musical. Featuring the music of ABBA, this fun loving hit is sure to have you singing along to all your favourite songs. Mamma Mia! is arguably the most popular jukebox musical ever, and it is easy to understand why. Having been on the West End since 1999 at various theatres, the production … Continue reading Review UK Tour: Mamma Mia!
Charlotte Brontë's bildungsroman novel Jane Eyre comes to life in this production by the Bristol Old Vic and the National Theatre directed by Sally Cookson. The eponymous heroine lives and learns hardship from her childhood through to her adult life as she faces a turbulent upbringing at Lowood school, leading her to Thornfield Hall as … Continue reading Review UK Tour: Jane Eyre
Buddy Holly is a household name; his short yet fruitful career was a defining moment in the beginnings of rock and roll as he challenged the norms of music. Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story is a musical depicting the life of the star, from his rise to fame with The Crickets, his speedy marriage to María … Continue reading Review UK Tour: Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
Michael Morpurgo's story Running Wild comes to life with an adaptation by Samuel Adamson. This dramatic children's tale is told through puppetry as young Lilly is thrown into the unknown after a holiday in Indonesia is brought to a destructive end as the tsunami hits. Lilly is left to find her way through the rainforest with … Continue reading Review UK Tour: Running Wild
From creepy cartoons, a twisted TV show, a couple of morbid movies, finally to a macabre musical, The Addams Family are a household name. Created by cartoonist Charles Addams, the Addams are the pinnacle of eccentric families. The Addams Family has music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The production was first … Continue reading Review UK Tour: The Addams Family
Funny Girl is an utterly charming musical following the life of Fanny Brice as she navigates the world of theatre and love. I previously saw the show as it began at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London before it embarked on a West End run and the current UK Tour. My other review states that I … Continue reading Review UK Tour: Funny Girl