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A Spoonful of Sherman – Review 13/01/14

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©Ben Davies

©Ben Davies

The celebration of the composers of some of the world’s most iconic music in A Spoonful of Sherman is truly scrumptious. The work of three generations of songwriters come together at St James’ Theatre to form one fluid performance of songs with such a distinct style that it could be mistaken for the catalogue of a single composer. 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

West End Anthems: Interview with Kerry Ellis

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West-End-Anthems-showAhead of Sunday’s performance at the Watford Colosseum, the star credited as the new first lady of the West End and new mum, Kerry Ellis, has managed to find time in her busy schedule for a catch up.

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

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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

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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

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

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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