Tag Archives: new musical

Memphis – Review 18/10/14

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© Johan Persson

© Johan Persson

★★★★☆

The West End better watch out, because Broadway has sent over a force to be reckoned with. While a town in 1950s Tennessee deals with race segregation at its most volatile, Memphis takes you back to the birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Read the rest of this entry

Forbidden Broadway – Review 15/09/2014

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©Alastair Muir

©Alastair Muir

The stagiest show in town has arrived in style – and it’s not here to make friends with its West End neighbours. With gags and satire aplenty, Forbidden Broadway is a playful and hysterical send up of London and Broadway’s hit shows and leading actors. Read the rest of this entry

No Way to Treat a Lady – Review 24/01/14

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In this dark musical about a mysterious strangler living for the limelight and killing for the headlines, who dresses appropriately for every murder, comedy has taken a sinister turn in the streets of New York City to create a genuinely funny show with a talented cast. Read the rest of this entry

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

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