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

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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

Review: 42nd Street

From the very start, 42nd Street is an eruption of movement, with the curtain rising two feet to reveal the tapping feet of the 40-strong ensemble. The first glimpse of the show sets the pace for what the following 2.5 hours will contain; a relentless face-paced explosion of tapping. I was simply blown away by the … Continue reading Review: 42nd Street

Review: An American in Paris

Based on the 1951 Hollywood movie of the same name, An American in Paris is a visually stunning production adapted for the stage. Christopher Wheeldon directs and choreographs with a beautiful attention to detail, with a variety of Gershwin songs this production boasts a gorgeous blend of movement and vivid design. Despite the adaptation being visually … Continue reading Review: An American in Paris

Review UK Tour: Mamma Mia!

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!

Review UK Tour: Jane Eyre

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

Review UK Tour: Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

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

Review: Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Based on the novel The Sopranos by Alan Warner, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour has been adapted by Lee Hall for the stage. Beginning in Edinburgh at the Fringe Festival, the production was a sold-out hit followed by a run at the National Theatre and a UK Tour, now it transfers to the West End after … Continue reading Review: Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Review UK Tour: The Addams Family

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

Blogger Update: The Theatrical Event

After eight wonderful months, my time in Canada is nearly at an end. I have seen some brilliant theatre and some even more theatrical non-theatre events. From dance shows and burlesque performances to my first ice hockey game, from black box theatre and experimental design to the huge venue at the NAC, it's definitely been … Continue reading Blogger Update: The Theatrical Event