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

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Review: School of Rock

School of Rock is an explosive high energy production with a multi-talented cast; a real family fun show. Based on the 2003 film starring Jack Black, this stage adaptation features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater with the book by Julian Fellowes. However, the show really gets going when the child performers … Continue reading Review: School of Rock

Review: Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls is a fabulously dazzling production, originally seen on Broadway some 35 years ago, the show has since been adapted into a well known film and now it has arrived to shake up the West End. I was so excited when it was announced that Dreamgirls would be making its way to the Savoy Theatre, the 2006 … Continue reading Review: Dreamgirls

Review: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

I got tickets to see Beautiful as a surprise treat for my mum's birthday, I knew she really wanted to see it and I had heard great things about it. Although I'm definitely not a fan of jukebox musicals that does definitely not extend to Beautiful for me, I was completely blown away from the get-go. … Continue reading Review: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Update: The Book of Mormon

This was my fourth time seeing The Book of Mormon - safe to say it is one of my favourite shows currently playing on the West End. It was actually pure luck that I got to see this performance however as my plans fell through and I was left without anything to see for a … Continue reading Update: The Book of Mormon

Review: Show Boat

Daniel Evans' revival of the 1927 classic perfectly showcases the feel of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein's musical Show Boat. The cast is absolutely flawless and they work together in complete harmony making the whole performance an utter delight. The highlights of the show for me were Emmanuel Kojo's 'Ol' Man River and Rebecca Trehearn's 'Can't Help Lovin' … Continue reading Review: Show Boat

What’s in my theatre bag?

When going to the theatre it's important to carry certain items incase of emergency. This is especially necessary if you're waiting in a day seat queue for an extended amount of time  for tickets. So I've compiled a list of everything that is in my bag for a theatre day out! Water - stay hydrated! … Continue reading What’s in my theatre bag?

Review: The Maids

Jean Genet's sadomasochistic play is brought to life in this radical translation at Trafalgar Studios. The plot centres around sisters Solange and Claire, housemaids to the condescending and narcissistic Mistress. In the Mistress' absence, the sisters role-play the domineering master and servant dichotomy with the end result being the fantasy of the Mistress' death. This … Continue reading Review: The Maids

Review: Hand to God

Hand to God is a brilliantly funny play with award winning status. The play features themes on religion, mental health, and demonic puppets – with many obvious links to Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon. Some reviews state that the show is very shocking and not for the easily offended, which is true, but personally I did not … Continue reading Review: Hand to God

How To Make The West End Affordable

There is nothing like live theatre, the talent right in front of you, and being in the moment is indescribable. When you see a good piece of theatre it can stay with you forever. But as we all know, theatre can be expensive and therefore can be quite inaccessible to some. If I had a … Continue reading How To Make The West End Affordable