Prior to seeing this musical on Broadway, I had seen the movie featuring Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum as the Phantom and Christine Daaé respectively. Fantastically done in its own right, it became one of my favourite movies to watch on a rainy day at my grandmother’s, and its songs are still on my ’Top 25 Most Played’ on my iTunes. That, however, did not measure to seeing it performed live. One of the most thrilling and haunting musicals to ever reach the stage, ‘... [More]
V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) presents Hollywood Costume Exhibition. The museum hosts a one-off showcase of costumes from Cinema. This is your chance to see – up close and personal – the amazing costumes and accessories of movies from the 1930s up to the present day. Most of these clothes and costumes were never publicly displayed before! According to the museum’s assistant curator, Keith Lodwich, his team spent five years on a worldwide treasure hunt, borrowing the cost... [More]
Yes, I will admit that I sang along (in my head) with every song in the show. After seeing the musical for the first time six years ago, I quickly grew obsessed and listened to the soundtrack on repeat until the lyrics became permanently embedded in my mind. The thrill of hearing the tunes for the first time got lost in a wave of repetition until the moment the first note was played last night, proving that the stage production is as magical as all the spells in Oz. Of course, ... [More]
Written by Colin Tean, ‘The Kingdom’ is a play with Greek roots- though this is not apparent at first, as it merely starts out with three Irishmen who continue on their workday, telling tales to pass the time. It is only through these tales that you discover the dark and twisted truth of their pasts. Surprisingly enough, I really liked the play. I had to go for a class, and you know when you have to do something for school, it is guaranteed to be boring, or to have some signi... [More]
The first theatre visit I had within a week of my arrival to London was to see 'The 39 Steps', and was I in for a night of surprises! I hadheard little to nothing about the play but merely that there were four actors playing at least 139 roles. Intrigued but not very interested, I came into the theatre at Piccadilly Circus without any expectations. ‘The 39 Steps’ surprised and delighted me, for many reasons, but mostly because of the sheer brilliance of the actors.
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a musical written by David Grieg, based on Roald Dahl’s 1964 novel of the same name. Here are five interesting facts about the musical: [More]
London, the city that you can explore again and again always offers something new and special, whether day or night. One of the great night time adventures and fantastic activities is the London Riverparty. This party is like no other party you know. On the one hand it is not taking place on weekends, but on Mondays and Tuesdays. And on the other hand the party is not ashore, it is afloat.
Londoners don’t have to look back to the past weekends wistfully, as they ... [More]
Kiss Me Kate is a Tony Award-winning musical by Cole Porter. Based on the original play by William Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, it is about an egotistical actor and producer, Fred Graham and the ex-wife, Lili Vanessi. [More]
Singin’ in the Rain is a 1952 American musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds that offers a light-hearted depiction of Hollywood. Here are five interesting facts about the musical: [More]
A Chorus of Disapproval, written by English playwright Alan Ayckbourn will be revived in the West End from 17 September, 2012. Trevor Nunn will direct the production at the Harold Pinter Theatre, and will star Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jenson. Five interesting facts about the play are:
1. The play premiered at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in The Round, Scarborough, on 2 May 1984. It starred Russell Dixon as Dafydd ap Llewellyn and Lennox Greaves as Guy Jones.
2. The pla... [More]