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…

Ten electric years for Billy Elliot

One of the West End’s modern greats, Billy Elliot, is marking it’s tenth year in London and it truly is a celebration. With music by Elton John, the story is now one known by many and thanks to Official Theatre I got the chance to see the show in this…

Vote For Me at the London Theatre Workshop

It’s the hot topic on everyone’s lips at the moment. Whether you agree or not with the system, the government or the choice of prime minister, you can’t escape the general election. I however decided to revel in the occasion by going to see Vote for Me at the London…

History Boys at the Churchill Theatre

As part of the #LDNTheatreBloggers I know how great it is to meet with other theatre fans at blogger meet-ups and I was very lucky to be invited to the Churchill Theatre on Monday for another! Big thanks to Holly and the gang down there who put on a lovely…

Immersion Theatre’s Wind in the Willows

I remember reading Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows and falling in love with the cute, funny animal characters as a child. With Immersion Theatre you are lucky enough to fall in love with Mole, Ratty, Mr. Toad and their friends all over again in this wonderfully quaint piece of…

Miss Saigon is still the West End’s dreamland

Boublil & Schönberg’s Miss Saigon has firmly settled back into the West End and is still bringing audiences to their feet (and me to tears) night after night. Thanks to the lovely people at Seat Plan, I was lucky enough to see the show for the fourth time from the…

An interview with Sam Haughton: death by milkshake

“Just when you thought the sights of me semi-nude were at an end…” Samuel Haughton, a Guildford graduate from Kent, had great success with his first one-man show, Songs from the Shower, in July and never thought that he would find himself planning a third round of scrubs and bubbles…