Tag Archives: British musical

Blood Brothers – Review 31/3/14

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blood brothers

Blood Brothers is one of those shows that occupies a special spot in my heart. I can still vividly remember the first time I saw it many years ago on a school trip, then coming home and insistently saying that I never had and never would see a better musical. Well, it was quickly pointed out to me that I had only seen two others and so could not possibly make such a sweeping statement, but fortunately the show has never disappointed me and never slipped far from the top spot. Read the rest of this entry

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Lost Boy – Review 14/01/14

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©Munah Ahmed

©Munah Ahmed

In an attempt to create a chilling interpretation of the much-loved children’s classic Peter Pan, Lost Boy has indeed lost the boy the world grew to love in JM Barrie’s magical creation. Read the rest of this entry

West End Anthems – Review 12/01/14

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Last night saw the vocal talents of Kerry Ellis, Alasdair Harvey, Helen Hobson and Oliver Tompsett join forces in the theatrical extravaganza of West End Anthems at the Watford Colosseum. Returning with their show from last summer’s Glow festival at Bluewater, the talented quartet invited audiences back to join them on a journey through some of the world’s most famous musicals. Read the rest of this entry

From Here to Eternity – Review 21/10/13

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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

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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

Matilda heads to the Big Apple while the Mormons invade London

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Current London cast. Image from: http://uk.matildathemusical.com/

 

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