Miranda Hart stars in Annie in the West End

They say don’t work with children or animals. Well, they certainly aren’t the issue in the London’s new production of Annie. The classic hit about the adorable, hard-done-by orphans of New York has a great attempt in becoming the next West End family hit, but misses the mark when led…

On the Town at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s …

Bernstein’s glorious score coupled with Jerome Robbins dance concept is a recipe for success with London’s newest opening, On the Town. Award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie is at the helm of this first offering from the Open Air Theatre’s 2017 season, providing a masterclass in how to breathe fresh life into…

42nd Street at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Broadway’s biggest show is taking over the West End in tap-tastic style this year. 42nd Street, the classic dance production, boasts the biggest ensemble on London’s biggest stage, but is it big enough to charm West End audiences? The show follows young, fresh-faced performer, Peggy Sawyer. Following her dreams, she…

Lizzie UK premiere at the Greenwich Theatre

Thought you knew the story of Lizzie Borden? Think again. This refreshing new production of rock musical Lizzie is the finest masterclass in how to portray a murder story. Forget the six merry murderesses of Chicago – the four powerfully talented leading ladies of Lizzie are the new powerhouse of musical theatre…

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Churchill Theatre Bromley

Fresh from a sell-out London run at the St. James, Rent has launched into its 20th anniversary tour with passion, grit and standing ovations. The Churchill Theatre, Bromley was the next to experience the power and emotion of this musical classic in a first performance that left few dry eyes in the…

#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…