Moulin Rouge! The Musical

If you’ve seen Moulin Rouge! The Musical and loved it, I’d advise you to read no further – this is not going to be pleasant. Pretty much as soon as the film came out in 2001, people were clamouring for a stage version so they could visit Baz Lurhmann’s fantastical Moulin Rouge club for real, […]

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Dirty Dancing

“Are you having the time of your life?” Can someone remind me the name of the song that’s most associated with Dirty Dancing, as I just can’t recall it… (Says the person who tweeted the same joke before the show started, groaning all the while.) As you may have guessed, the stage version of the […]

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Cabaret

“There was a cabaret, and there was a master of ceremonies. And there was a city called Berlin, in a country called Germany… And it was the end of the world.” The Kit Kat Club is the place to go if you want to leave your troubles behind; based on the past five years (at least), […]

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The Magician’s Elephant

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is finally back open for business after its COVID-enforced closure, and what a way to make its return. The first show back, following on from their outdoor summer run of The Comedy of Errors, is the RSC’s regular new family musical: an adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s The Magician’s Elephant. My first time […]

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover

This GBM Productions musical version of DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover originally had a limited run at the Shaftesbury Theatre, but has now been given a digital revival by Stream.Theatre. The show features music from John Robinson and book by Phil Willmott, and was directed by Sasha Regan. It seems to be the year of […]

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#MindTheMusicals 2020: round-up

Well that was one way to start the new year… And considering everything else going on around the same time I think I managed to cope rather well, to be honest – if you were following my diary posts and Instagram stories you’ll have a better idea! This time I began my week on a […]

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Once

Beginning life on the tightest of budgets as an indie film in 2007, Once was made into a stage musical that premièred Off-Broadway four years later and has since been produced all over the world. A new production ran at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch back in 2018, and is now heading out on a UK tour […]

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