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 once again proves that bigger isn’t better, presenting a lively, immersive staging of classic 1980 musical Barnum.
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 […]
A straightforward production allows heavenly singing to take centre stage in Ted Huffman’s white box staging of Madama Butterfly at Zurich Opera.
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 […]
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 […]
More than a year after its triumphant world premiere in Sydney, Dream Lover finally arrives in Melbourne. Anchored by the extraordinary star turn of David Campbell, the potent, pristine production proves well […]
Visiting superstars, theatre renovations, a maestro exposed and the untimely death of a beloved international baritone dominate the 2017 year of opera.
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.
The mysterious Dr Coppelius may be far more sinister than jolly old Santa Claus, but his status as a toy-maker means he is a welcome visitor in the festive season. The Australian Ballet […]