Doodle The Musical Waterloo East Theatre 12th January 2018 2 Stars Book Now Well, here’s yet another musical that concerns itself with WWII nostalgia: uniforms; hummable ditties; 2-dimensional characters; and lashings of escapism. If that’s your bag, you may enjoy this. The music is certainly often very appealing: Andy Street has good creds in the […]
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Shaw doesn’t exactly give us hope, but he paints a picture we can recognise as speaking to us today. It’s a bit of a wait to get there, but more than worth persevering with.
The kids will be somewhat amused by it, and you may enjoy the quips, but Bananaman probably won’t be a holiday show to remember for long.
The Night Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel 2nd January 2017 4 Stars Fast becoming one of the most significant events in the cabaret calendar, this entertaining monthly gathering, pioneered by the indefatigable Tom Crowley and trusty cohorts, is a wonderful place to enjoy ‘alternative’ comedy and music in the comparatively safe surroundings of a respectable […]
It was all huge fun and I can’t wait to discover more of the work of this lovely maker of musical comedies, who became one of our very own, the inestimable Herr Spoliansky.
We asked our review team to nominate their 2017 theatre highlights. Julian Eaves nominated his favourites. This has been a terrific year for new musical theatre writing, with so much great talent on show that it’s difficult to know where to begin. ‘The State of Things’ by Thomas Attwood and Elliot Clay made a dazzling […]
Heaven! This is heaven! Julian Eaves reviews Irving Berlin’s Top Hat the musical Upstairs at The Gatehouse starring Joanna Clifton and Joshua Lay. Book Now!
Full marks to the National for having a jolly good go with this attempt; it may yet be made to work as well as the show clearly intends to. But more work it will need before that happens.