Review: Lend Me A Tenor

Currently on Sunday nights we’re fed a second innings of singing competition ‘Popstar to Operastar’ (does what it says on the tin).  As these forgotten stars screech and belt their way through every loved opera, my thoughts lie in the strength of these musical theatre tenors (and sopranos) lending themselves to opera with great aptitude … Continue reading

Review: La Soirée

Following on from the world-renowned La Clique first performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2004, La Soirée premieres in London at the Southbank Big Top where it is set to inspire, delight and amaze audiences until 31st January 2011. Featuring some of the best and most well known artists from around the world, including Cabaret … Continue reading

Review: Enlightenment

Recently appointed Artistic Director Edward Hall marks his first production at the Hampstead Theatre with the UK premiere of Shelagh Stephenson’s modern mystery, Enlightenment.  A play about the lengths to which people will go to find the missing pieces of their lives, Enlightenment tells the story of a young man who disappears whilst backpacking in … Continue reading

Impressions: Departure Lounge

A group of sunburned lads await their delayed return flight in the departure lounge of Malaga airport.  After a drunken ‘Brits on tour’ style holiday that involved mainly (and I paraphrase) ‘booze, birds and….bonking’, the group of friends reflect on the weeks conquests.  With their memories drink-addled, a level of confusion strikes their recollections and … Continue reading

Impressions: Tap Dogs

Last night I joined two friends to see Tap Dogs at the Novello Theatre. With a little knowledge of the movie Bootmen, I had basic expectations of what the night might hold.  At only 80 minutes long with no interval, Tap Dogs features six (mostly Australian) men performing non-stop tap dance routines set on a … Continue reading

Impressions: Hair

Tonight I saw a Broadway show…an entire Broadway cast, fabulous may I add, on stage, only not on Broadway.  The Public Theater’s Tony Award-winning new production of Hair has landed in London with an explosion of joy, love and life.  This is the first time that the complete cast of a Broadway show has transferred … Continue reading

Review: We Will Rock You

For me it has been a long anticipated result after working on the casting for this show, but last night, I sat quietly impressed by the cast, who carried this exhilarating score.  The book is by no means a masterpiece work, but the dynamic music continually reminds you why you are there and why you … Continue reading

Spring Fever…

In the oppressed surroundings of Hammersmith, Spring Awakening has come to life on the Lyric main stage. After more than a year in search of the perfect cast, the eagerly anticipated show opened on 3rd February, and last Saturday I ventured out to see it. The Lyric’s modern context for a Victorian theatre makes it … Continue reading