Whilst I didn’t see as many shows as last year, I don’t think I had quite such a good run of shows in 2018 as I have this year – so making this list was no mean feat. As usual, there were some which were ineligible for the list as I’d seen them last year; […]Read More Favourite shows 2019
Sometimes when you see a show you can be blinded by an extreme of feeling about it; you may love or hate it, and end up unable to predict what your fellow critics’ verdict will be. Other times you can be more sure – certain aspects of a show can be judged more objectively (terrible […]Read More Day 3: “Relentlessly cheerful”
Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s musical began life following a visit to Gander, Newfoundland on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks; it was workshopped the following year, before making its debut in 2013 in Ontario. Several other productions followed (in both Canada and the USA), before it made its Broadway debut in 2017 […]Read More Come From Away
So it’s been a week since we found out the incredible cast for the UK & Ireland runs of hit musical Come From Away. West End favourite Rachel Tucker returns to lead a company that also includes David Shannon, Clive Carter, Nathanael Campbell, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Emma Salvo, Mary Doherty, Harry Morrison, Robert Hands, Cat […]Read More Why should you see Come From Away?
I think I’ve been fortunate in not seeing that many stinkers this year – and generally they’ve been freebies, so at least I’ve not lost too much money on them… They’re not in any kind of order, just know that I really was not keen on them. Bend It Like Beckham – Phoenix Theatre Where […]Read More Worst shows of 2015
I know what you’re thinking: another musical based on a film? I thought that the moment Bend It Like Beckham was announced as Once’s replacement at the Phoenix Theatre on Charing Cross Road. However, once I heard that it was going to incorporate Bollywood-style music into the score, I started to get a bit more […]Read More Show Perfect? Not yet