A Heart At Sea

This small production of Half A String’s A Heart At Sea sounded quite interesting, advertised as “And Epic Musical Folktale Told On A Miniature Scale” I just had to go and check it out. This beautiful production is definitely a small scale play, not really adaptable to a larger space. The entire story takes place…

Big Fish

When I heard that one of my favourite films was being made into a musical, and said musical was coming to London, I just had to secure myself a ticket to see it! Big Fish – the musical, starring Kelsey Grammer, is playing at The Other Palace right now. Based on the novel by Daniel…

Fantasia Live In Concert

I was lucky enough to be invited to Fantasia Live In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall. A mix of clips from the classic and the new Fantasia films was set to a full orchestra and accentuated with atmospheric lighting. Not the kind of show I’d usually flock to, but I still enjoyed it, though…

When Midnight Strikes

After having really enjoyer Birds Of Paradise, I was looking forward to seeing MKEC Productions‘ newest release, When Midnight Strikes, at the cute little Drayton Arms Theatre. The story takes place on New Year’s Eve 1999 at a small house party, where expectations meet with disappointment and intrigue.  The small set was beautifully built, complete with a…

The Toxic Avenger

I’ve been wanting to see this musical when it first opened, but only now got around to it. A cheesy B-movie about a bizarre superhero turned into a cheesy musical? This is my scene! If you haven’t seen the film this one is based on, you can still heartily enjoy the tackiness and cheesy cheerfulness…

Annie

Another musical I’ve been wanting to see for a while, Annie has been running in the West End for a while. I was excited to have a chance to catch this new production. The show opens, of course, in the dreadful orphanage with the children lamenting their miserable lives. This cast of very young performers…

Fantastic Mr Fox

I had a chance to see Fantastic Mr Fox at the Lyric Theatre, and it was a beautiful evening! But let’s start at the beginning. Roald Dahl’s colourful tale of friendship lends itself perfectly for a raucous live show. While it’s quite dark at times, it’s a delightful story and a fantastic stage production.  The costumes and…

The Quentin Dentin Show

I got to see the Quentin Dentin Show during its short run at the Tristan Bates Theatre. The show sounded interesting and I’m a sucker for musicals, so I had to check it out. This show was advertised as the Rocky Horror Picture Show for a new generation, and boy was it a ride! Sci-fi meets musical meets…

The Wind In The Willows – The Musical

Oh, to walk down nostalgia lane! It’s always fun to remind us of our childhood passions, so here I was, sitting in a theatre, gearing up to see the new The Wind In The Willows musical! The Palladium is a nice theatre, you probably have the best views from the front rows of the circle,…

Holy Crap

I love pub theatres! The King’s Head theatre is a decent little example of a perfectly acceptable pub theatre that hosts quirky little shows. One of those shows is Holy Crap, a heavenly new comedy musical. Apart from the name and poster, I had no idea what to expect; anything I could have come up with could never…

Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour

I was given the chance to see Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour with seats right on the stage, so obviously I jumped at the opportunity.  The stage is set up with a band on a raised platform set back in the middle, bar style seating on both sides, and space for the performers in the middle front…

Bat Out Of Hell

When I heard that the new Bat Out Of Hell musical was coming to town, I jumped to book tickets. I knew I didn’t want to miss this one. How could I resist Jim Steinman/Meatloaf’s greatest hits packaged into a dystopian musical! I was absolutely not wrong! From the startling, sudden start through to the very last note,…