2019 mid-year update

Once again things started off steadily and sensibly, but then too much interesting sounding stuff (both in & out of London) came up and ended up taking over my diary… I may have again gone down in terms of the amount of shows I’ve seen in six months (103 different shows, 126 individual visits to theatres), but I […]

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Opera Undressed: La traviata

A theatrical new year’s resolution that I kept making was to have a night at the opera – I technically achieved that last year, when I saw Pop-Up Opera’s Hansel and Gretel at the Museum of Childhood, and I’ve since also seen the King’s Head production of La Bohème at Trafalgar Studios. However, I still […]

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Bat Out Of Hell: 2018 preview

Meat Loaf musical Bat Out Of Hell returns to London for a new West End run in a couple of weeks’ time, making a new home in the Dominion Theatre. Since premièring at the Manchester Opera House just over a year ago, the show has enjoyed stints at London’s Coliseum (where it extended its summer […]

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Worst shows of 2017

Inevitably you remember the awful shows more, as they stick out in a sea of good and brilliant productions. Obviously when you see around 200 different shows you’re bound to come across a few duff ones, but I’m pleased to say that nearly all of the bad shows I saw can be found in this […]

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Bat Out of Hell

For Meat Loaf fans, the stage production of Bat Out of Hell (written as a musical but more famous as the classic albums) has been a long time coming. After an initial run in Manchester, it’s come to London’s West End, where it has been extended due to phenomenal demand. It’s 2100, and Manhattan has […]

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2016 mid-year update

As we’re six months through the year, I thought it would be a good idea to check in and see how things are going. In January I set out a few shows that I really wanted to see, and made a few theatrical new year’s resolutions – how have I done so far? By the […]

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