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.…

The London 2012 Olympics and why volunteering is the best thing …

Today is a very special anniversary for me. Four years ago today I danced in the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony. It’s a performance that will stay with me for life and when I’m 90 years old with my zimmer frame I’ll still be banging on about it. I’m a…

Save the Last Dance for Me UK Tour

The latest jukebox delight to tour the UK is Bill Kenwright’s Save the Last Dance for Me – a musical packed with Sixties classics, American airmen and good old British humour. It may not be a groundbreaking piece of theatre but it’s strongly cast and full of hits that audiences…

Edinburgh Fringe Preview: OPIA Theatre’s Unnatural Selection

As the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival looms ever closer, I headed to the Churchill Theatre in Bromley to catch a preview of OPIA Theatre’s Unnatural Selection – a play about a TV show of the future set to create a master race through a ‘Take Me Out’ style selection of women…