REVIEW: Doodle the musical, Waterloo East Theatre ✭✭

Doodle The Musical at Waterloo East Theatrde

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 Transfers to Pleasance Theatre

Inigo at the White Bear Theatre

Following a sell-out season at the White Bear Theatre, and with the play about to be published, Inigo transfers to the main house at the Pleasance Theatre for a limited three-week run. It’s 16th Century Europe – Christianity is at war, counter-reformation follows reformation and the founder of the Jesuits, Ignatius of Loyola, enters Rome as a radical reformer. The play follows the life of the Christian Revolutionary and Basque-born nobleman from ambitious, hotheaded hedonist to his conversion and adherence to the values of poverty, chastity and obedience. It charts the founding of the Jesuit movement, which set him on a collision course with the church and the establishment which lasts through to the present day. Ignatious’ ideas had influence on Shakespeare, modern psychotherapy, meditation and the Twelve Step programme and the Jesuit movement educated people as diverse as Descartes, Voltaire, Castro, Peter O’Toole, James Joyce, Conan Doyle, Freddie Mercury, … Read more