‘Thriller Live!’ celebrating its 4,000th performance

When Thriller Live made its debut at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End in 2009, nobody expected it to reach the level of success that it has today. It was always a much-loved musical, but we would never have guessed that it would continue to break so many records. On September 12th, Thriller Live […]

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Review: 42nd Street

42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

42nd Street is a long-running musical based on 1933 film adaptation of a novel by the same name. It is a story about Broadway, taking place around Broadway, and originally performed on Broadway. So of course, it makes sense that the production has made its way across the pond to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. […]

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Review: Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls first came to the stage decades ago, when it dazzled audiences on Broadway. In 2006, it was adapted to the big screen successfully, with Jennifer Hudson offering a great lead performance. Currently, a new stage adaptation of Dreamgirls can be seen at the Savoy Theatre in London’s West End. For fans of the original, […]

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Alexandra Burke to Join London Cast of Chicago

Alexandra Burke to star as Roxie in Chicago

Chicago is a favourite of many musical lovers, and the cast at London’s West End just got even better! Alexandra Burke, who is an X-Factor champion, will join the London cast as Roxie Hart, the aspiring actress who kills her lover. We know that Burke has the pipes to sing the many pieces that Hart […]

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Review: Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein at the Garrick Theatre

When Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein was unleashed in 1974, the world didn’t know what to expect. The iconic director had already established himself as a master of comedy, irreverence, and unpredictability. The film was released to much success and rave reviews and remains a favorite across generations to this day. Decades after the release of […]

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Review: The King And I

The King and I at the London Palladium

The King and I is an age-old classic that has been entertaining people for decades. What started as Margaret Landon’s 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam has been adapted to both the big screen and the stage, with live performances dating back to 1951. The King and I is now playing at the […]

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Review: Knights of the Rose

Knights of the Rose at the Arts Theatre

Shakespeare is not generally thought of in conjunction with rock and roll music, although he may have garnered rock star level attention in his time. It seems, then, that perhaps it would be possible to combine Shakespeare with some classic rock tunes and bang out an entertaining performance. However, the fact that it can be […]

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Review: Chicago

Chicago the musical at the Phoenix Theatre

Nothing says excitement like a rambunctious, prohibition-era musical centered around murder and corruption! This is what Chicago: The Musical is all about, and I couldn’t be happier to have it return to London’s West End. The cast does a knockout job of bringing the story to life, and the music helps to heighten the vibrant […]

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Review: Bat Out of Hell

If an old rock album is meant to be translated to the stage, then Meat Loaf’s iconic Bat Out of Hell seems as good a choice as any other. Unfortunately for the Bat Out of Hell production at the Dominion Theatre, the concept is probably the only good part about it. There is a lot […]

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Review: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

One of my favourite things about musical theatre is that the genre continues to find new ways to excite even when most of the ideas are well-tread. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a story structure I’ve seen numerous times as an enthusiast. Our hero is an outcast for his sexual orientation and triumphs over the […]

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Review: Ruthless! The Musical

Ruthless the musical at the Arts Theatre

Written by Joel Paley and Marvin Laird, ‘Ruthless! The Musical’ is a cult show, which premiered Off-Broadway in 1992 and you can catch now for the first time at the Arts Theatre in the West End. The musical appears like a satire to the world of ambitious show children and their pushy parents, producers and press […]

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Review: Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre

Prepare for a breath of fresh air, lots of laughs and a few tears shed in secret while you witness the sparkliest show on the West End, Kinky Boots, now showing at the Adelphi Theatre. The musical stage adaptation is based on a little-known 2005 Brit flick, and has already won six Tony Awards (including the prestigious […]

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