Peter Pan – Review 10/12/13

Peter Pan 2013 Steve McFadden as Captain Hook and Quinn Patrick as Mrs Smee -Ashcroft Theatre - Please Credit Picture by Frazer Ashford

© Frazer Ashford

With plenty of puns, pirates and the appearance of Phil Mitchell, the pantomime adaption of JM Barrie’s Peter Pan has flown into Croydon. Quinn Patrick is back for a third year to play the dame, this year in the form of Mrs Smee, and the production is in safe – and silly – hands. Read the rest of this entry

Keeler – Review 6/11/13


Sarah Armstrong and Michael Good as Keeler and Profumo © Irina Chira

Fifty years after the sex scandal that shocked the nation, Christine Keeler’s story has been bought back to the stage. Read the rest of this entry

Thriller Live 2,000th Performance – Review 24/10/13

David Jordan and Eshan Gopal   © Irina Chira

David Jordan and Eshan Gopal © Irina Chira

From the moment the infamous white gloves appear on a screen you feel the excitement and anticipation of what is to follow. It is no disappointment as the talented and energetic cast lead you through the back catalogue of Michael Jackson’s hits. Do not expect an intricate plot when you come to see the show, but you will be gently led through the decades by Britt Quentin as he provides useful introductions to the eras. Read the rest of this entry

From Here to Eternity – Review 21/10/13

Siubhan Harrison and Robert Lonsdale

Siubhan Harrison and Robert Lonsdale © Johan Persson

This unique twist on a familiar story serves as a prolonged exposition for Pearl Harbour, focusing on a group of US soldiers in the lead up to the infamous attack. From Here to Eternity, adapted from James Jones’ 1951 book with lyrics by Tim Rice, tells the story of Private Robert E. Lee Prewitt as he leaves the familiarity of mining town Kentucky and joins G Company, a military unit based in Hawaii. Read the rest of this entry

The Bakewell Bake Off – Review 10/10/13


The Bakewell Bake Off

For this unique Baking Committee, the competition is truly underway as a team of students from the Guildford School of Acting battle it out in their homemade musical. Set in the Bakewell Community Centre, clad in bunting and complete with a poster for missing ginger, fluffy guinea pig Newton with a reward of £13.85, this sugary new show is a celebration of the overwhelming craze created by The Great British Bake Off. Read the rest of this entry

Boom & Bang Circus – Review 5/04/13

Kitty Bang Bang performing at the Hippodrome Casino.

Kitty Bang Bang performing at the Hippodrome Casino. Image from: official Facebook page

Forget your troubles, come on get happy, you better chase all your cares away under the watchful eye of the slightly camp, vaguely transvestite ringmaster who recently moved into London’s Hippodrome CasinoRead the rest of this entry

RENT in Concert: an interview with Kerry Ellis


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Rehearsals started last week for RENT in Concert, a touring version of the famed American musical that will be hitting the UK next month. The show, which stars West End leading lady Kerry Ellis and ITVs ‘Superstar’ finalist Rory Taylor, will premiere at the Manchester Opera House on Thursday 25th April and go on to a further nine venues across the UK.   Read the rest of this entry

Matilda heads to the Big Apple while the Mormons invade London


Current London cast. Image from:


Award-winning West End hit Matilda the Musical transferred to Broadway this week, with previews starting on Monday 4th March 2013. The show has been hugely successful in its London home of the Cambridge Theatre, where it made back its initial costs within three months of opening, and the transfer to New York was proposed a month later. Read the rest of this entry