“Wicked” is one of the highest-grossing musicals of all time and celebrates the end of its 15th year at London’s West End and there’s undoubted reason why this progressive tale of friendship, love, diversity and overcoming adversity is continues to bring in the green. Read my review of this bewitching show here.
The nation’s favourite book (as voted for in 2019), “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” is brought back to life in theatres with this weird and wonderful touring production. But how does this epic tale of adventure and magic translate to the stage? Read my review of it from The Lowry, Salford, here.
“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” has been a highly successful West End show and film, based off the real-life story of Jamie Campbell (now New in the show). Now the uplifting, hilarious, emotional and fabulous production is touring the UK to spread its message of anti-bullying, self-love and acceptance of others’ differences and dreams. Read my review of it in Liverpool here!
Bowing out this year’s crazy number of Marvel Studios releases on Disney+ is “Hawkeye”. Another “sideshow superhero” who is finally getting his chance to shine, will Clint Barton and Kate Bishop’s dynamic archery duo hit the target dead centre?
“Frozen”, Disney’s highest-grossing animated film (before its sequel came out) and arguably the most popular of the 21st Century, is now a musical that has finally arrived in London’s West End! But how does it translate to the stage and compare to the film? Find out in my review here.
“Eternals”, the third Marvel film out this year and the most pivotal in introducing us to Phase Four of the MCU is now out. How will this film centring around a group of super-powered celestial “saviours” as they battle to save Earth fair compared to the might Avengers? Read my review here.
Despite me not being a viewer or fan of Drag Race, I am a fan of musicals and the theatre so I thought I’d give Death Drop a chance – and it doesn’t disappoint! Read my review of this dragtastic show’s first night at The Lowry on it’s UK tour here…
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is another great Marvel film and one that really aims to and succeeds in boosting Chinese representation in a Hollywood film. These “Ten Rings” of representation talk through the different ways in which it helps to combat the under-representation and negative light in which many Chinese and East Asian characters are portrayed on screen.
After more than a decade in talks and production and a year later than its original release, “Black Widow” has finally been released. A much overdue origin story focusing on Natasha Romanoff, played by the ever-popular Scarlett Johansson, will this be a fitting end for her character’s era in the MCU as she comes face-to-fist with her troubled past?
“Danny Chung Does NOT Do Maths” is the debut novel by ESEA author Maisie Chan. Danny Chung has a lot to deal with, including school bullies, fighting racial stereotypes, annoying family “friends”, and most of all, looking after his Chinese granny. How will he cope? A lovely story about being who you want to be, self discovery, and the importance of intergenerational relationships – even if you don’t speak the same language…