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

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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: 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: COAL

COAL is a vastly emotive contemporary dance production by the Gary Clarke Company, which was created three years ago to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of the end of the British Miner's strike. The nostalgia is heavy throughout the piece as it narrates the women's effort - both in the home and supporting their men, the physical labour … Continue reading Review UK Tour: COAL

Review UK Tour: The Little Mermaid

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

Review UK Tour: War Horse

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

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: Running Wild

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

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