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.
It’s an iconic film. She’s an iconic character. And she was portrayed by an iconic actor. Now, Mrs. Doubtfire, originated by the late, great Robin Williams, is back – this time on stage as a brand new musical. Does it do the film and Williams justice or will its tits burn up and ruin everything? Read my full review of the show 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.
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.