I love musicals. I do. I wouldn’t put myself through an entire week of them if I didn’t! Though, for me, variety is absolutely the key to enjoying theatre – I genuinely cannot get inside the minds of people who will only watch musicals and not even think about embracing a play. Even with the […]Read More Day 7: Love them, or loathe them?
For once in my life, my intention to have a quieter month might actually pay off! There are still quite a few reviews coming your way, but they’ll be concentrated in clusters – as well as some more contributions from new Mind the Bloggers – so I can take a bit of time to rest […]Read More Never Mind The Blog… Here’s June 2018
A couple of days to recover from March, and then straight back on it… Lots and lots opening in London again this month! The Blue Elephant Theatre welcomes The Tell Tales, At the Heart of Things and Bailamos Opa! – plus Gauhar Jaan – The Datia Incident, Shadwell Opera Double Bill: Diary of One Who […]Read More Never Mind The Blog… Here’s April 2018
Having recently fallen in love with the current production of Guys and Dolls, I got to thinking about the state of musical theatre. There has been an ever-growing trend in converting films into stage shows (musicals, more often than not), as well as the ever-popular jukebox musical format. Whilst these are unquestionably new to the […]Read More Time to rock the boat
This year the Olivier Awards celebrate their 40th anniversary. They began life as the Society of West End Theatre Awards, changing their name eight years later at Laurence Olivier’s agreement. The awards celebrate the best achievements in the performing arts over the past year (musicals, plays, dance & opera), and the ceremony itself acts as […]Read More Oliviers in Concert
You may or may not have noticed, but I’ve had a bit of a thing for the 60s of late. Well, more specifically The Kinks, but hey! So I’ve hit on the fantastic idea (for me at least!) of having an entire 60s week in Theatreland. It means I can all but live in one […]Read More 60s week
I’m working on an obligatory ‘top shows of 2014’ post, but just for now I thought it would be interesting to see exactly what shows I’ve managed to see this year – it’s ended up being quite a range… …until you reach the end, that is! Apologies – not the best formatting ever, but it’s […]Read More 2014 in Theatreland