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 tunesmith department, and there are several numbers here that will not fail to charm. Most of them get sung by the starriest presence on stage, Sooz Henshaw (aka Kempner, I do believe): ‘He’s a dinosaur’ is a damn fine tune, in fact, much too good, really, for the lyric attached to it. Jonathan Kydd, a name I remember most vividly from the 1970s ITV kids’ show, ‘Rainbow’, and who here is the driving force behind this bizarre tale of wartime hijinks. He doesn’t write a script so much as a rag-tag collection of sketches, which … Read more
Inigo is an ambitious biographical play, recounting the life of the saint who would one day be known throughout the Western Christian world as Ignatius of Loyola. It is a complicated story that writer and director Jonathan Moore nearly succeeds at telling. Unfortunately, aspects of the staging, script, and design let Inigo down.