“I Wanna Dance with Somebody” is the latest but probably not last biopic retelling the life of Whitney Houston, but it’s certainly perhaps one of the frankest and closest to the truths about her that we may get. If you’re a fan of the greatest singer of all time, this film may floor you as much as her voice and presence did.
It’s been going strong for 70 years, had nearly 29,000 performances and more than 10 million audience members, so why hadn’t I seen Agatha Christie’s murder mystery play “The Mousetrap” before? But more importantly, what did I think of it? Read my review of it here.
After Chadwick Boseman’s passing, the future of Black Panther in “Wakanda Forever” and the rest of the MCU was unknown. But his and his character T’Challa’s legacy is continued and remembered in a film that explores what Wakanda must now do without their protector in the aftermath of his loss and what has previously happened. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” promises to be perhaps Marvel Studios’ most dramatic and emotional offering yet.
Its animated film is one of the high-grossing of all-time, but the stage adaptation of “The Lion King” is the highest-grossing and the second most-watched musical of all time. Now the global phenomenon is finally touring the UK again after years of anticipation. Read my full review of this roaring spectacle of a show at Manchester’s Palace Theatre here.
“Dreamgirls” stands as not just one of my favourite shows of all time, it stands as one of the most soulful, dazzling and popular musicals of all time, transcending people of all races and all types of music tastes. Read my full review of the show (my second time seeing it) from Manchester’s Palace Theatre here.
One of the most iconic Disney villains of all time, Ursula the sea witch, finally gets to tell us her side of the story in this funny and filthy musical parody by Fat Rascal Theatre.
Three years after the long-awaited return of performing in the UK (or anywhere really) with “The X Tour” in 2019, Christina Aguilera is back again to promote her new Spanish-language album “Aguilera”. Most casual fans may not have ever known about the new music but there’s no forgetting it or Christina after seeing her live. Read my full review of her Liverpool show here.
It’s one of the most beloved Disney films of all time with one of the most loved/hated villains of all time. Now a brand new “101 Dalmatians” musical adaptation has hit the stage at Regent Park’s Open Air Theatre… But will it have people rolling over for more or people desperate to go for “walkies” instead? Read my full review of it here.
The Chromatica Ball is the long-awaited concert tour by Lady Gaga that has had Little Monsters holding their breath to see for a couple of years now. Known for her extravagant shows featuring great vocals, tight choreography, outrageous outfits and all-out stage setups, The Chromatica Ball doesn’t disappoint. Read my full review of it from Tottenham Hotspurs stadium in London here.
Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance”, the biggest dance show of all time, is back to celebrate its 25th anniversary. With brand new music and a string of new dancers – including ones taking over from the legend himself in the title role – can it recapture the magic and audiences for its return to the stage? Read my full review of the show from its opening night in Manchester’s Palace Theatre here.