When I stepped out of the Adelphi in London’s West End, after watching the Thea Sharrock directed The Bodyguard I must admit, quite frankly, I was a trifle bemused. I was not sure if I had just watched a Whitney Houston anthology; a romantic musical; a pop concert or a musical thriller.
When I sat down in my seat at the Criterion and the lights dimmed and the curtain lifted my jaw was left hanging around my chest. I was not quite prepared for what transpired on stage. However the jaw was in plenty of action after my first surprise evaporated and was replaced with unabashed laughter and a few guffaws. [More]
It is not very often that a production from Edinburgh’s Fringe comes down the turnpike (as the Americans would say) to survive and do well in London’s West End. But Some Small Love Story does just that. [More]
The Prince of Denmark is back. In tights! Pirouetting and dancing his way across stage while he contemplates that immortal concept, ‘To be, or not to be.’ Only this time it is to music. Makes you wonder? Would Shakespeare be shaking his head in poets’ corner in disbelief while muttering to his good friend, ‘There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.’ [More]
The stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel is probably one of most spectacular and heart-warming productions to hit the London theatre scene. Adapted by Nick Stafford and brilliantly supported by the Handspring Puppet Company, this story really comes alive – visually – on the stage. [More]
From Ethel Merman to Elaine Paige and Julie Andrews; from Bob Hope to Marvin Gaye, Tommy Steele and Cliff Richard – they have all dreamed of performing at The London Palladium and did. [More]
Third Finger, Left Hand first saw the light of the stage at the Edinburgh Fringe some years ago. It has had sufficient qualities, good press and public interest to make its way to London and onto the stage of Trafalgar Studios. [More]
Miss Holly Golightly cordially invites you to Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The 1961 American romantic comedy film is coming to Broadway! Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a classic tale about a young New York socialite who becomes interested in a struggling writer who has recently moved into her apartment building. With the New York Times calling it “shimmering” and the Daily News calling it “Titillating”, one can only wonder what the morning buzz at ... [More]
It’s the season to be jolly! And pantomime is a big part of that jolliness. So Paul O’Grady’s sardonic and sometimes caustic take on Aladdin, the hero from the Arabian Nights, ought to have brightened up the London theatre scene.
This is not some angst-ridden religion-based story. Rather Dan Looney, the man who came up with the concept takes a long, humorous and lyrical look at the silly things us humans get up to. [More]