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Theatre, Musicals & Concerts – Views & Reviews

Opening: ‘8’ A Steampunk Opera In Concert

For one night only at The Other Palace Studio, London, an exciting new work by Charli Eglinton: Ed is the eldest son of the Leale crime family in Sicily in … Continue reading

27/06/2019 · Leave a comment

OPENING: The Stripper – St James Studio

From the creators of The Rocky Horror Show Richard O’Brien and Richard Hartley, The Stripper will be revealed to London audiences in the studio of St James Theatre from 7 July. … Continue reading

12/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Funny Girl – Menier Chocolate Factory, 13 February 2016

Write-up to follow. Cast: Fanny Brice – Sheridan Smith Emma/Mrs Nadler – Natasha J Barnes John/Cornet Man/Ensemble – Luke Fetherston Mrs Strakosh – Gay Soper Mrs Meeker – Valda Aviks … Continue reading

13/02/2016 · Leave a comment

Little Shop of Horrors – Loft Theatre, 9 December 2015

Since this was my first uneducated visit to Leamington Spa’s local theatre company, I was expecting a very little shop of amateurs, and perhaps a few horrors, but I was delighted to … Continue reading

09/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Handbagged – Belgrade Theatre, 10 October 2015

Write-up to follow. Cast: Q – Susie Blake T – Kate Fahy Liz – Emma Handy Actor 1 – Asif Khan Mags – Sanchia McCormack Actor 2 – Richard Teverson … Continue reading

10/10/2015 · Leave a comment

The Rocky Horror Show – Playhouse Theatre, 12 September 2015

It was strange the way it happened – fans of Rocky Horror weren’t expecting another show until the UK tour due to begin in December 2015, but then we were … Continue reading

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Shock Treatment – King’s Head Theatre, 31 May 2015

After reacting extremely well to my first dose of Shock Treatment, I was experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms, so I self-diagnosed another trip down to London for urgent attention (That’s enough … Continue reading


Shock Treatment – King’s Head Theatre, 2 May 2015

In 1981, just six years after The Rocky Horror Picture Show was released, came it’s sequel Shock Treatment. The movie was plagued by production restrictions due to the Screen Actors … Continue reading

02/05/2015 · 2 Comments

OPENING: Shock Treatment – King’s Head Theatre

I’m a huge fan of The Rocky Horror Show, Richard O’Brien’s classic stage musical, and its 1975 movie adaptation The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Although both have grown from cult classic … Continue reading

07/04/2015 · Leave a comment

Hazel O’Connor – Belgrade Theatre, 2 April 2014

Returning to her home town of Coventry, the star of Brian Gibson’s classic 1980 film Breaking Glass and writer of its Platinum award winning soundtrack is as fiercely fabulous as … Continue reading

02/04/2014 · Leave a comment

American Psycho – Almeida Theatre, 4 December 2013

Write-up to follow. Cast: Patrick Bateman – Matt Smith Paul Owen – Ben Aldridge Craig McDermott – Charlie Anson Tim Price – Jonathan Bailey Courtney Lawrence – Katie Brayben Jean … Continue reading

04/12/2013 · Leave a comment

Stewart Lee – Leicester Square Theatre, 3 December 2013

I’ve been a fan of Stewart Lee since his first mainstream success collaborating with Richard Herring in 90’s BBC shows Fist Of Fun and This Morning With Richard Not Judy, … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Celebration – ExCel Centre, 23 November 2013

When booking opened for this Doctor Who convention back in July we were amongst the thousands worldwide desperately trying to get hold of tickets. After several hours of page refreshing, … Continue reading

23/11/2013 · Leave a comment

They Might Be Giants – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 19 November 2013

Quite possibly the hardest working band in the business, They Might Be Giants hit London to promote Nanobots, their 16th album in the 27 years they’ve been together – impressive, … Continue reading

19/11/2013 · Leave a comment

Hannah Waddingham & Her Band – St James Theatre, 20 October 2013

On the stairwell of St James Studio after last month’s Sondheim: Women concert we were lucky enough to bump into Hannah Waddingham again, one of our favourite performers. She asked … Continue reading

20/10/2013 · Leave a comment

Sondheim: Women – St James Studio, 28 September 2013

The St James Theatre is now one year old, built on the site of the old Westminster Theatre which was destroyed by fire in 2002. Underneath the main theatre is … Continue reading

28/09/2013 · 1 Comment

Putting It Together – G Live, 27 September 2013

When the Stephen Sondheim revue Putting It Together was first produced at Oxford’s Old Fire Station theatre in 1992, the selection of songs featured several lesser-known works either cut from … Continue reading

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Top Hat – Aldwych Theatre, 12 September 2013

The most charming show currently on the West End closes on 26 October, so I thought I’d tap along for a second visit to say cheerio. Alex Gaumond has moved … Continue reading

12/09/2013 · 3 Comments

Liza, Liza, Liza – Tabard Theatre, 10 September 2013

As a huge fan of Ms Minnelli, I booked tickets for this new play by Richard Harris (who worked closely with Liza in 1991 during filming of his play Stepping … Continue reading

10/09/2013 · 1 Comment

Titanic – Southwark Playhouse, 22 August 2013

It seems absurd to think of a staging of the Broadway musical Titanic without the titular ship, but this chamber production did just that and enriched the piece in the … Continue reading

22/08/2013 · 1 Comment

The Pride – Trafalgar Studios, 19 August 2013

Write-up to follow. Cast: Hayley Atwell Harry Hadden-Paton Mathew Horne Al Weaver Creative: Written by Alexi Kaye Campbell Designer – Soutra Gilmour Sound & Music – Ben & Max Ringham … Continue reading

19/08/2013 · 1 Comment

The B-52s – IndigO2, 16 August 2013

“We’re The B-52s” declared Fred Schneider, as if the sell-out crowd at IndigO2 didn’t know, but “a dance band from Athens, Georgia” seemed a simplification of this group’s long and … Continue reading

16/08/2013 · Leave a comment

Ruthie Henshall – Cadogan Hall, 8 August 2013

Chelsea’s charming Cadogan Hall was the setting for what was billed as An Intimate Evening with Ruthie Henshall, and despite a large crowd the intimacy was maintained with a set … Continue reading

08/08/2013 · 3 Comments

[title of show] – Landor Theatre, 7 August 2013

The tiny studio space above the Landor pub in Clapham is the perfect setting for this “original broadway musical about two guys writing a musical” – the auditorium has just … Continue reading

07/08/2013 · Leave a comment