Panto Season 2015: Dick Whittington at the Orchard Theatre

Hold on to your hats (or maybe that should be rats) – the Orchard Theatre has stepped up the pantomime game this year with 3D spectacular Dick Whittington starring Eastenders favourite Shane Richie. A talented cast brings this fantastic, extravagant panto to life with a production value you’d expect from…

Panto Season 2015: Aladdin at the Churchill Theatre

It’s been years since I last went to a pantomime so I dusted off my winter jumper and rehearsed my “he’s behind you” before setting off to Bromley for the Churchill Theatre’s Aladdin press night! Written by Andrew Ryan and directed by Alison Pollard, Aladdin’s quest to win over Princess Jasmine…

PWOS presents Little Shop of Horrors

I was excited to head down to the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks to catch the opening night ofPetts Wood Operatic Society’s production of Little Shop of Horrors, a real fun, feel-good show with great tunes. This is an interesting one for amateur groups, with challenging demands from the set and…

Puttin’ on the Ritz at the Churchill Theatre

I was thoroughly excited to head back to the glitz and glamour of the 1930s at the Churchill Theatre this week when I went to see Puttin’ on the Ritz. The touring show is a collection of songs from classic musical theatre shows, brought to life by professional singers and…

Cheeky lyrics, tweet seating and flirty puppets: Avenue Q at …

Once again I find myself back at Avenue Q but this visit had a bit of a twist with Churchill Theatre’s first try at tweet seating! Usually phones are a major naughty no no in theatres but with a hilarious comedy musical like this one, tweeting live updates through the…

My week in theatre: 3rd to 9th August

Another busy week for me with another review, rehearsals and even a quick radio interview! To start off with, I began a new venture for my blog – #MusicalMondays. Each week I’m going to ask my followers a theatre related question and then create a blog post around it, celebrating all…

#MusicalMondays 10th August 2015

Sooo this was the day that I started my new job! Exciting times, so I thought I’d ask a career-related question in this week’s #MusicalMondays Follow Rochelle Bisson @rochellebalboa It’s #MusicalMondays time! I start my new job today so how about this… what’s your dream theatre job? This can be on…

See me, feel me: Tommy at the Greenwich Theatre

I’d heard good things about The Who’s Tommy and after a flurry of five star reviews I was excited to see the show at the Greenwich Theatre. Produced by Aria Entertainment, Tommy is a rock opera based on The Who’s 1969 double album of the same name. Tommy becomes deaf,…

Jukebox musicals: why Richard O’Brien is right but yet …

When I saw this tweet from The Stage yesterday it did bring a smile to my face. View image on Twitter Follow The Stage @TheStage Richard O’Brien: ‘Easy’ jukebox musicals may threaten genrehttp://bit.ly/1OL2kSZ  5:13 PM – 3 Aug 2015 1010 Retweets 1111 likes I won’t lie to you – I’m…