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…

#MusicalMondays 3rd August

I have a new venture for my blog – an interactive weekly post! Bear with me but I think it could be fun. I want to see what people loved about musicals so much. Personally I love them – one song can make me feel every emotion under the sun…

My week in theatre: 27th July to 2nd August 2015

Well it has been a particularly busy week in theatreland for me! As I’m leaving my job next week I’ve been trying to use up my last few days of annual leave so I booked off Wednesday and Thursday purely for theatrical fun, yay! But first I had a rehearsal…

Mayhem’s As You Like It on nature’s beautiful …

There’s something beautiful about Shakespeare’s work but there’s something even more striking about his plays when they are set on nature’s stage. Mayhem Musical Theatre Company really brought some originality to As You Like It with a strong cast and a gorgeous setting for one of the Bard’s classics. As…

East is East at the Churchill Theatre

The JLP/Trafalgar Transformed production of East is East has already had an array of great reviews and as a newcomer to this story I was hoping it would live up to expectations on press night at the Churchill Theatre. East is East tells the story of a Salford family in…

Top Hat tour: a touch of pure thirties class

I’m a huge fan of all the new musicals, both West End and fringe, that have popped up in recent years, but you can’t beat a bit of classic Fred and Ginger once in a while. Top Hat, which is currently touring the UK, certainly quenched my thirst for classic…

Genius gender swap for Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew is one of the Bard’s masterpieces that I actually get on with, contrary to popular opinion! I saw the Royal Shakespeare Company perform it at the Globe Theatre a few years ago and absolutely loved it, so I was a little apprehensive when I arranged…

Can the West End Bend it Like Beckham?

The West End has been home to a number of ‘film to musical’ successes, and also a few flops! When I told people I was going to see Bend It Like Beckham (thanks to Official Theatre) I got quite a mixed response – some thought it would be a great…