Following its American debut in Chicago – and a subsequent Broadway run – back in 2015, the Gloria and Emilio Estefan musical On Your Feet! has congaed across the Atlantic for its West End premiere. The show is playing a limited engagement at the Coliseum before heading out on a nationwide tour. We first meet […]Read More On Your Feet!
The latest play to hit Trafalgar Studios 2 is the debut piece from Michael Dennis. Starring Marina Sirtis (of Star Trek: The Next Generation) and featuring the voice of Mark Gatiss, Dark Sublime is described as “a love-letter to British sci-fi television”, exploring the people that make it and the fandoms that spring from them. Kate […]Read More Dark Sublime
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 […]Read More 2019 mid-year update
Ballet and street dance – not the most obvious of bedfellows, I’m sure you’ll agree. But after watching Beats on Pointe you may want to reassess that opinion, as the two genres stand beside each other and are effortlessly blended together in a breathless display of dance. Australian dance company Masters of Choreography returns to the Peacock […]Read More Beats on Pointe
Later this year, Matilda the Musical will celebrate its 8th anniversary in the West End; the show officially opened at the Cambridge Theatre in November 2011, after transferring from the RSC’s Courtyard Theatre after its world première in 2010, and later picked up seven Olivier Awards – this is still the largest haul by a musical (tying […]Read More Matilda the Musical
Guest reviewer: Ellen Casey Feast from the East is a series of eight short plays from INK Festival, showcasing the playwriting talent from East Anglia; they’re on the road and in London. There are a couple of heavy hitters in there too; Richard Curtis (Love Actually, most good Hugh Grant films) has penned a play […]Read More INK Festival: Feast from the East
“Looooonddddooooonn!! “ That’s the response from one Phoebe Waller-Bridge when FLEABAG‘s return to London was announced earlier today; succinct, yet excitable. The award-winning production will have its final ever run (of just 30 performances) at Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End, with Waller-Bridge herself reprising the role. It recently enjoyed a sold-out Off Broadway run at […]Read More West End run announced for Fleabag
“Well, it’s nice, sometimes, to think back. Isn’t it?” And so that’s what Harold Pinter does with Betrayal; we begin in the present, where Emma reveals to Jerry that her marriage to Robert is over and that he knows about their affair, before steadily heading back by a few years at a time for each […]Read More Betrayal
It’s been over a week now, so the dust should have settled a bit on the Olivier Award results. Hopefully you’ve read over my reactions to the musicals winners as part of last week’s #MindTheMusicals, but there’s a lot more to the ceremony than musicals – yes, there are the dance and opera awards that most […]Read More Olivier Awards 2019
Peter Rabbit is a mischievous little creature; whether he’s disobeying his mother, getting into trouble with Mr McGregor, or losing another jacket, there’s never a dull moment with him around. So no wonder Beatrix Potter is concerned when she can’t find him! With the help of the simple but kindly Jemima Puddle-Duck, she sets out on a […]Read More Day 7: Where Is Peter Rabbit?