A fitting end to Mental Health Awareness Week was watching “Dear Evan Hansen”, the heart-wrenching yet inspirational and groundbreaking musical that addresses the ups and downs, complexities and the aftermath as well as the road to recovery when it comes to the many areas and layers of mental health. Read my review of it here.
“The most enchanted musical of all time” is the tagline used to describe the “Beauty and the Beast” musical. But does it really live up to that? Find out my thoughts on the current UK touring production of this Disney classic here.
With a voice, presence and legacy like Whitney Houston’s, it’s hard to imagine others emulating her. But if anyone can do it, it’s Elesha Paul Moses and her “Whitney – Queen of the Night” entourage. Read my review of this party-starting, tear-jerking tour of Whitney’s biggest hits here.
To celebrate World Theatre Day, the incredible work that goes into making so many wonderful productions – especially in the aftermath of the pandemic that dramatically affected the industry – here are my top 10 favourite theatre shows of all time.
After months of having to wait to watch the West End revival of one of my favourite musical films “Hairspray” (which I unfortunately didn’t), I finally got to see it on tour at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens. But did it live up to my high expectations? Read my review to find out.
“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.
Its inception may have divided diehard Harry Potter fans, but there’s no denying the success of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”. Despite a slightly convoluted plot and unconvincing villain, it is worth sitting through more than four hours just to witness some spellbinding theatrical magic, relive the nostalgia of the Wizarding World and be taken on an extended journey with both familiar and new characters.
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!
“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.