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…

Panto Season 2015: Robin Hood at the Theatre Royal Stratford East

With a critically acclaimed team at the helm of Stratford East’s pantomime this year I was expecting an unusually festive theatrical experience and that’s exactly what I got with Robin Hood. A wonderfully fresh production with a talented cast; it may not be the most spectacular pantomime you’ll see this…

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…