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.
Sister Act has been a globally favourite musical comedy film for 30 years. Now it’s a hit musical that’s raised spirits everywhere. With a star-studded cast returning to London and the UK after several years on the cards, has the wait been worth it? Read my full review here.
“Legally Blonde” is one of the defining comedies of the naughties. It was funny, camp and pink. But the musical is even funnier, camper and pinker. It’s a delightful peppy show that is sure to raise your spirits – even if the rain tries to dampen them while you’re at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre where I watched it. Read my review of it here.
Set in the 1930s and having first debuted during this decade, “Anything Goes” has earned its legacy as one of the oldest, long-running and most classic musicals of all time. I went along to see it and was pleasantry surprised by this feel-good, toe-tapping, horn-blowing and rib-tickling show. Read my full review of it here.
Cher is a unique, inimitable superstar. And after living through seven decades she has certainly had an interesting life – one that is now being told through a jukebox musical. But does “The Cher Show” bring the icon’s life, career and eccentric personality to the stage faithfully and with sincerity without parodying her? Read my review to find out my thoughts here.
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.