The RSC launches new Hamlet trailer

In this notable year, the Royal Shakespeare Company is bringing Hamlet into the 21st Century with a stylistically modern trailer of its new production of the classic. The ‘Wittenberg Class of 2016’ are here to make play as relevant today as when it was written, and Simon Godwin’s adaptation certainly seems…

Lord of the Flies UK tour at the Churchill Theatre

The critically acclaimed Open Air Theatre production of Lord of the Flies concludes its UK tour at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley this week. William Golding’s modern literary classic is brilliantly converted for the stage – gripping, adventurous and well-executed in every aspect. It takes a lot for a play to…

Joseph UK tour at the Churchill Theatre

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is an absolute classic of musical theatre. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s and Tim Rice’s biblical school show turned worldwide hit still attracts audiences 40 years on, with songs that we all know and love, including Any Dream Will Do and Go Go Joseph. As the…

Chicago UK tour at the Orchard Theatre

“Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery… all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts”. The musical Chicago perfectly sums itself up in its first breath. This is a show I have seen again and again in the West End and have loved each time, so I…

A love letter to Miss Saigon

After having my ticket booked since the day of their closure announcement, I can’t quite believe that today I will be saying goodbye to Miss Saigon in the West End. See the picture above for some idea of the state I will be in after the show tonight. It will…

Lion King still has the classic Disney magic

After a number of years in the West End some people fear the musical big hitters lose a bit of their initial flair. The Lion King isn’t one of them and stands firm as one the hottest London theatre tickets. Drawing huge audiences of all ages, the show, now in…

Blood Brothers at the Churchill Theatre

A classic British musical hits Bromley this week. Blood Brothers has been in and out of the West End and regional theatres for almost thirty years and I finally got round to seeing it thanks to the folks at the Churchill Theatre. A sterling cast and a story that brought…

Let It Be UK tour at the Churchill Theatre

The legendary Beatles sound is something celebrated worldwide and the UK touring production of Let It Be certainly aims to honour one of Liverpool’s greatest exports. Unfortunately this show doesn’t quite hit the mark, although it is still a great night out for devoted followers and passing fans alike. After…

Private Lives UK tour at the Churchill Theatre

Nothing like a national press night at one of my favourite local theatres to start a new year of theatrical blogging. Private Lives, starring Strictly star Tom Chambers and the gorgeous Laura Rogers, opened with style at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley under the direction of Tom Attenborough. Noel Coward’s play…