CRITICS CHOICE: Top 10 Long Running Shows in London – November 2015

Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majestys Theatre

What long running show should you see first in London? We have compiled this list to save you the trouble of working it out! It’s just our view – and everyone has one – based on our Reviewers’ thoughts. We will update the list regularly so that cast changes can factor into the mix. Only Plays and Musicals which have been running for more than three years are included in this is list. These are our Top 10 Long Running Shows in London. So go see them! Join our mailing list to get special offers on this and many other great shows. 1. Wicked Wicked is tremendous shape and the current cast gives it full value. If you have never seen it or if you have seen it, now is the time to go again – you too could be changed for the better. We went back to Wicked this … Read more

CRITICS CHOICE: The Top 10 New Musicals in London – November 2015

Showstopper at the Apollo Theatre

What Musical should you see first in London? Here is out list of London’s Top 10 New Musicals. We have compiled this list to save you the trouble of working it out! It’s just our view – and everyone has one – based on our Reviewers’ thoughts. We will update the list regularly so new productions get on your radar and when original casts change that is factored in. Musicals which have been running for more than three years are not included – this is a list for new or relatively new productions running in London. So go see them! 1. Gypsy – CLOSING SOON – DON’T MISS IT! Everyone in this company is superb in their part, everyone can really sing, really dance and really deliver the goods in terms of dramatic and comic acting. This is that rare beast: an exquisitely cast musical where the requirements of the … Read more

Funny Girl Announces Transfer To Savoy Theatre

Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice. Funny Girl to transfer to London Savoy Theatre in April

The producers of Funny Girl must have been in their element a few months ago when their new production of Funny Girl went on sale at the Menier Chocolate Factory. All of the tickets for the run were sold in a little over 90 minutes leaving many disappointed. Those same producers have announced this morning that Sheridan Smith will take to the stage at London’s Savoy Theatre for a strictly limited season of 12 weeks only from 9th April 2016 until 2 July 2016. Book tickets for the Savoy Theatre now. David Babani, Artistic Director of Menier Chocolate Factory, said today, “We’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm for Funny Girl – the show broke Menier box office records when it sold out its entire run in just 90 minutes. We felt it was very important to respond to demand so we’re delighted to be joining forces with Sonia Friedman and … Read more

REVIEW: The Moderate Soprano, Hampstead Theatre ✭✭

The Moderate Soprano at Hampstead Theatre

What pleasure the play offers comes in the characters Hare has carved from fragments of history. Roger Allam, almost unrecognisable as John Christie, does a superb job, totally transforming himself into a funny, fussy, oddly dressed Opera lover. He makes eccentricity part of the fibre of Christie and superbly shows his extremes: his anger about Glyndebourne when things don’t go his way; his gentle adoration of Audrey; his unflappable belief in the inherent value of Opera as the most sublime aspect of humanity.

REVIEW : Thérèse Raquin, Studio 54 ✭✭✭✭

Thérèse Raquin at Sudio 54 on Broadway starring Keira Knightley

Cabnet’s clear and perceptive direction is sound for the most part, and there is an emphasis on visual aspects of the production which make it something special. Thérèse, alone on a rock, contemplating escape; the awkward, near inept, murder of Camille followed by the images of the sodden lovers, breathless on dry land; Madame’s hand creeping into view, just as the stroke fells her; the restless sense of Camille’s spirit having possessed the bedroom where Thérèse and Laurent cuckolded him. Using silence as expressively as sound, Cabnet presides over a production rich in detail and incredibly tense to experience.

REVIEW: The Hairy Ape, Old Vic Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

Bertie Carvell in The Hairy Ape at the Old Vic. Photo: Manuel Harlan

O’Neill’s play has lost none of its power or resonance. It still feels as shocking and new today as no doubt it did in 1922. Jones’ revelatory and evocative production is not just beautiful to look at, easy to follow and enthralling – it also reminds that the questions of oppression, disparity and injustice which concerned O’Neill then are still pertinent. The world may not turn to the tune of industrialists quite so much in the 21st Century, but there is still a clear, powerful and rich elite and workers whose lives are made hideous while the rich get richer.


Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Tickets

NOW ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC Tickets for the stage premiere of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts I and II go on sale to the general public today (October 30, 2015) at 11AM. Ticket Update: Although there is still some availability, due to unprecedented public demand the Producers have now released a further allocation of tickets for sale through to 27 May 2017.  The period 7 June 2016 to 8 January 2017 is now sold out with the exception of late release and daily lottery tickets. BOOK TICKETS TO HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD NOW VIA THE OFFICIAL BOOKING SITE Tickets for this amazing stage event are already breaking box office records at London’s Palace Theatre. In the pre-sale period (those who had registered for priority booking) over 175,000 tickets had already been sold. Producers are releasing further booking periods to cope with the unprecedented demand … Read more