Musical theatre fans spread the word throughout the kingdom that a brand new version of the musical comedy by Tim Rice and Stephen Oliver is to be staged at the Union Theatre from 21 June – 15 July 2017. Heralds have been trumpeting the news this afternoon that the musical has been re-worked with book is by Tim Rice and Tom Williams, and additional music … Read more
Funny Girl Savoy Theatre 19 April 2016 5 Stars Book Tickets | More Info Following a sell-out season at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Funny Girl has now opened at London’s Savoy Theatre. Funny Girl is the musical biography of the early life and initial success of Ziegfield star Fanny Brice. The musical with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill, has a book … Read more
The first fifteen minutes or so of Act Two are as good as, if not the equal of, any fifteen minutes of any musical currently playing on the West End (the final fifteen minutes of both of Gypsy’s acts excluded). In the main, this is down to three things: superb orchestrations (Chris Walker), fantastic musicianship (Theo Jamieson, Joe Stilgoe and a red hot band) and inspired, creative choreography (Nathan M Wright). Together, these three magical elements work musical theatre alchemy, and the cast go along with it infectiously, without restraint.