P.G. Wodehouse wrote several plays and scripts for musicals but he never ever thought that the escapades of his most famous creations would wind up having speaking parts – as it were. The rib-tickling and delightful success on TV proved just how perfectly ‘made for TV and the stage’ the adventures of these two worthies were. [More]
London’s already crowded theatre calendar is about to get a bit more hectic. From the 1st to the 31st of August 2013, a whole list of plays and musicals will be free for children. Kids Week means that along with every paying adult a child under the age of 16 can watch a show for free. [More]
We all know that many ghost stories have been associated with London/UK’s theatres over the years. In fact, the Theatre Royal, commonly known as Drury Lane, has been called one of the world's most-haunted theatres. [More]
The Menier Chocolate Factory implies all things nice and sweet. However the musical production of The Colour Purple, which is due to come alive on its stage, does not quite have all the ingredients to appeal to a sweet tooth. [More]
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.