Who Cares

A pub closing down may not be the end of the world for most people (after all, even the smallest rural village can house several of them), but for someone like Jamie it’s not as simple as that. Forced into a move up north from London when the lift packed up in his council estate, […]

Read More Who Cares

Something Awful

No, I haven’t replaced a play’s title with a dismissive assessment of its contents… Something Awful is the new piece from writer/director team Tatty Hennessy and Lucy Jane Atkinson, which is inspired by the true crime story of the ‘Slenderman’ and takes its name from the forum on which the story first surfaced. Produced by […]

Read More Something Awful

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 […]

Read More Once

Curtains

Kander and Ebb are probably most well-known for Cabaret and Chicago, but they have plenty of other shows in their canon – the latest of which to be revived is Curtains. This production, starring Jason Manford, has been touring the UK since October and is now enjoying a limited West End stint over Christmas. It will be at […]

Read More Curtains

The Red Shoes

Imagine that, in the still quite early days of cinema, a film incorporated an unknown 15-minute ballet based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s moralising tales. That’s exactly what Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger did in 1949, creating the classic that is The Red Shoes. It’s little surprise, however, that one of the UK’s foremost choreographers […]

Read More The Red Shoes

A Pissedmas Carol

“Marley was dead, to begin with” – or had he just passed out from a night out on the Victorian lash? Shit-faced Showtime are here to help, with their very first Christmas show – a brand new musical version of the festive Dickens classic, rebranded as A Pissedmas Carol. Head over to Leicester Square Theatre […]

Read More A Pissedmas Carol

White Christmas

“There’s no Christmas in the army!” But the festive season has well and truly arrived at the Dominion Theatre, where Leicester Curve’s production of White Christmas has transferred for a limited engagement this Christmas and New Year. Danny Mac & Dan Burton transfer with the show, reprising their roles as Bob Wallace & Phil Davis, […]

Read More White Christmas

We Will Rock You

Imagine a world where all music is processed and sounds like it’s been spat out by an X Factor reject – instrument-playing bands are non-existent, and ‘real’ music is dead. That’s the premise of Ben Elton’s jukebox musical using the songs from Queen’s back catalogue, which has recently just kicked off a lengthy UK & […]

Read More We Will Rock You

#MindTheBand (Queen): Never Boring

Freddie Mercury’s solo work never quite hit the dizzying heights expected of the front man of all-conquering Queen (at the peak of their powers, commercially speaking, throughout the 80s) – not to mention one of the most revered rock singers and respected songwriters still in the business. Not to say that it was a total […]

Read More #MindTheBand (Queen): Never Boring