The world’s hottest musical arrives in London in a pristine production that is matched by a gleaming, newly renovated West End theatre that is far superior to the show’s Broadway home.
National Theatre: Pinocchio review
A stage musical of Pinocchio sounds like a brilliant idea, but all the magical stagecraft in the world cannot save a show if the book is weak.
Girl From The North Country review
Girl from the North Country may have scored a slew of five star reviews during its Old Vic Theatre world premiere season, but on the West End stage it’s a case of […]
Menier Chocolate Factory: Barnum review
Menier Chocolate Factory once again proves that bigger isn’t better, presenting a lively, immersive staging of classic 1980 musical Barnum.
Young Frankenstein review [London]
A decade after the mega-budget follow-up to The Producers flopped on Broadway, Mel Brooks is back with a scaled down Young Frankenstein, this time on London’s West End. The sets may be […]
Bananaman the Musical review
Armed with “the muscles of twenty men and the brains of twenty mussels,” Bananaman is here to save the residents of Acacia Road, and Bananaman the Musical is here to save off-West […]
National Theatre: Follies review
The sun comes up I think about you. This poignant lyric is a perfect description of my ongoing love affair with Follies, a relationship now strengthened exponentially after viewing the lavishly produced […]
Music Theatre Year in Review 2017
The boutique musical boom went off the boil in 2017, while on the professional scene, Melbourne’s East End was dominated by one man: Casey Nicholaw.
Death Takes A Holiday review [London 2017]
The UK premiere season of 2011 Maury Yeston musical Death Takes A Holiday is as exquisitely sung as it is handsomely staged.
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Parts One and Two review
**In which Man in Chair Keeps The Secrets (ie no spoilers), but rather just gives a brief reflection on this incredible play** As a means of continuing the story of beloved wizard […]