Lead in TINA has been announced – she’s Simply The Best
By Daniel Perks Wednesday, October 18 2017, 07:48
Yesterday, on 17 October 2017, Adrienne Warren was announced by Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Tina Turner herself as the lead actor in the new musical TINA. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, the musical will open at the Aldwych Theatre in 2018, with tickets currently selling from 21 March – 16 June.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Round-Up of What’s Hot
By Daniel Perks Thursday, September 28 2017, 09:03
It has been one month since the final day of the 70th Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 2017 was a celebratory year for the largest arts festival in the world – 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows took place in 300 venues across the city. An estimated 2.7 million tickets were sold, officially the highest number in its history.
New Musical TINA comes rolling into The West End in Spring 2018
By Daniel Perks Tuesday, September 19 2017, 09:06
She is the most successful female Rock ‘n’ Roll artist, with eleven Grammy Awards to her name, three of which are in the Grammy Hall of Fame. She has sold around 180 million albums and singles across the world. Now, Tina Turner herself is bringing a musical about her life to the West End.
Review: GATE at the Cockpit Theatre
By Daniel Perks Monday, September 18 2017, 09:37
The waiting room after death resembles a doctor’s reception room in Alex Berry’s design – Joe Price’s flickering lighting design showcases it as a bit rundown and in need of some TLC. It fits the current public sector in many ways, as those that enter prepare themselves for their interview to determine where to go on to. Upstairs or downstairs are the choices that receptionist Eve (Emma Dennis-Edwards) gives the new patients/ applicants. Dennis-Edwards is ballsy and blunt, a stereotypical administrator who is more concerned with what to have for lunch than the fate of the people that pass through the doors.
Review: WINDOW – Bread and Roses Theatre, London
By Daniel Perks Monday, September 11 2017, 10:44
Ron Elisha’s Window is a relaxed, natural two-hander that charts the emotional strain inherent in any couple’s relationship. Except in this case, the fights and fears that Grace (Idgie Beau) and Jimmy (Charles Warner) experience are reactions to their unexpected involvement in the sex life of a naked couple living across the street. At first, it’s a fascination, a piece of real-life entertainment – something to watch when curled up in bed with popcorn. But it quickly warps into a bleak mirror that reflects insecurities in their own marriage back at them. In this case, this is a Window into the soul.