A great modern musical can engage the mind even as it captures our hearts and stirs our emotions. RENT, the much loved musical from the AIDS crisis is a very good example and HAMILTON has entertained as well as teaching a generation of young Broadway and West End theatre goers about America’s founding fathers.
Theatre News and Reviews
An Intriguing New Musical and its Classy Cast is Announced for Soho Theatre
By Phil Willmott Thursday, April 18 2019, 15:02
Review: SITTING at The Arcola Theatre
By Stuart King Tuesday, April 16 2019, 09:45
Following a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Katherine Parkinson’s debut play SITTING has just opened at the Arcola Theatre.
Review: TOAST at the Other Palace
By Tim Winter Monday, April 15 2019, 17:02
Once dubbed 'the Alan Bennett' of cooking, Nigel Slater has become, over the past few years, a similarly un-pretentious, endearing National Treasure. Warm and down to earth, talented, hard-working but humble, he has charmed his way into our lives and kitchens with his cookery books, TV shows and autobiographies.
Lizzy Muncey as Mum, Jake Ferretti as Josh, Marie Lawrence as Joan (c) Simon Annand
Second Look: EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE at the Apollo Theatre
By Phil Willmott Friday, April 12 2019, 09:49
Back in November 2017 I reported that this high-spirited musical was the “perfect way to lift the gloom with a reminder of decent British humanity that celebrates the individual spirit”.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Layton Williams as Jamie, Hayley Tamaddon as Miss Hedge & class
Review: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at London County Hall
By Phil Willmott Thursday, April 11 2019, 12:38
What a brilliant idea director Lucy Bailey and designer William Dudley have had. Simply and cleverly staged in the round this production of Agatha Christie’s vintage courtroom drama makes perfect use of the abandoned council chamber in County Hall.
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