Alexander Hulme is intriguing and charismatic as Jackson and you see a glimpse of what a tortured beauty trapped in another man’s world can suffer. David R Butler is at his best as Patrick in his scenes with Hulme, and together they chart the intimacy of the friendship which turns to lust and then love […]
Every so often a piece of theatre surpasses expectations and gives a reviewer pause when writing his/her review. Such was the case last night when our lead critic Stephen Collins went to review Gypsy. At the conclusion of the show, and after writing his review, it was time to settle on the star rating, which […]
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 parts have more importance in the casting process than potential box office draw or […]
Some of Mackie’s tunes are pleasant and catchy – the music is easily the superior component in the work. But it is held back, both by poor lyrics and, generally speaking, poor singing. Sellwood needs to take firmer control of the piece, and the dialogue needs to be totally reworked so that people don’t talk […]
Finding Neverland is a truly magical musical theatre experience. The score is lively and quite quite beautiful. From ballads to raucous boy songs and big, generous ensemble pieces, plus an exceptional anthem or two – Barlow and Kennedy really deliver the goods. Without question, though, the star here is Matthew Morrison, who gives a boundlessly […]
What show should audiences from the UK see first if visiting the Great White Way? 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 when we can. Only Plays and […]
The result is fresh, frivolous and somewhat interactive theatrical tomfoolery. It looks haphazard and unsophisticated but actually it is the result of careful, considered work, excellence in improvisation and a thorough understanding of the dynamics and attributes of each member of the performing troupe.
For 90 minutes of ecstatic storytelling, you are transported to a place where love, death and consequence are dancing together and where a victory for true love might just not be what you first think it will. Chita Rivera, an incandescent star of the Broadway stage in undiminished glory, is faultless. One of the best […]