The Cirque Du Soleil has a world-wide reputation for jaw-dropping acrobatics; vigorously executed choreography performed with a lighter-than-air sensation. The production of Alegría is the embodiment of everything they do. [More]
Kim Cattrall (of Sex and the City renown) stars alongside acclaimed and rising Broadway actor Seth Numrich in Tennessee Williams’ emotional and unsettling play, Sweet Bird of Youth. It is directed by Olivier Award-winner Marianne Elliott.
West End Live is back!!! In its ninth year this fabulous festival is going to bring out all the best, brightest and tuneful of currently playing West End musicals. It will be two whole days of free open-air performances in one of the world’s most iconic locations – Trafalgar Square. [More]
Halfway between Regent Street and Charring Cross Road is the Apollo Theatre. It is one of London’s oldest West End theatres. Rising up before the Palladium and the Coliseum – its Edwardian era cousins – the Apollo is much smaller than either of them. It only seats 796 patrons. Oh! Please don’t confuse it with the Apollo Victoria Theatre near Victoria Station. [More]
What an address! The London Coliseum is located in St. Martin’s Lane in the heart of London. It is a mere 100 metres from Trafalgar Square. Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus are not much further in the other direction. Its impressive Victorian/Edwardian façade is a fine example of theatre architect Frank Matcham’s creativity. [More]
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]