#TimeToTalk – why speaking out about my mental health changed everything

When was the last time you talked to someone about mental health? A proper conversation I mean; not a workplace discussion about a shocking news report, or a chat with your friend about a gripping TV plotline. I mean a real, in-depth, bare-all conversation with a friend or relative about their…

An interview with… Devon-Elise Johnson & Bethany Huckle, Half a Sixpence

With a fresh extension through the summer and eight Whatsonstage award nominations under its belt, Cameron Mackintosh’s new musical Half a Sixpence has certainly made a name for itself in the West End. I sat down with two of the show’s leading ladies, Devon-Elise Johnson who plays Ann and Bethany…

Four shows to get you through Blue Monday for £20 or …

The infamous Blue Monday – supposedly the most depressing day of the year with Christmas long gone, funds low and not to mention the fact that it’s a Monday! The process of labelling this day is up for debate – do we need to highlight depression and raise awareness? Yes!…

Stiles and Drewe’s Half a Sixpence

Flash, bang, wallop – what a triumph indeed! After a critically acclaimed stint at the Chichester Festival, Half a Sixpence has bounded onto the West End stage with grace, sophistication, and also a bit of rowdy, boisterous fun. The story sees shop assistant Arthur Kipps thrust into the higher classes…

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock

Andrew Lloyd Webber has returned to the West End, his new material a far cry from his last theatrical attempt, with a musical adapted from the hit film School of Rock. Fresh, awesome and surprsingly compelling, the kids save this show from being a potential slow burner. School of Rock sees…

Chicago UK Tour starring Jessie Wallace

The merry murderesses are back – Chicago has glided back to South-East London, this time led by the much-loved Eastenders star, Jessie Wallace. A scintillating, witty musical celebrating corruption in style is spending a week seducing the Churchill Theatre in Bromley. The story follows sweet little Jazz singer Roxie Hart…

Dirty Dancing UK tour at the Orchard Theatre

The classic love story Dirty Dancing has been taking Dartford by storm this month, leaping into the Orchard Theatre with vibrant energy and plenty of passion. The touring production of the popular 80s film is a perfect example of well-crafted screen-to-stage entertainment and has audiences raving. Dirty Dancing tells the story of…

Bumblescratch Gala Night at the Adelphi Theatre

The eagerly awaited addition to the Sherman dynasty scurried into the West End on Sunday 4th September with a star-studded charity gala performance of Bumblescratch, a new musical about a filthy rat during the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London. On the surface Robert Sherman’s show has all…

Keep Dancing UK tour

With Strictly waltzing back onto our screens this month, it’s certainly the perfect time for the Ballroom and Latin extravaganza Keep Dancing to kick off its UK tour! I caught the show at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley where guest star Lisa Riley lit up the stage for the week.…