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,…

The Braille Legacy

I was fortunate to get to see The Braille Legacy at the Charing Cross Theatre this week. The theatre is located directly in The Arches at Charing Cross and is relatively small. Unfortunately the staff was very reserved and not in the least helpful to patrons, but this is no fault of the production itself, so let’s put that…

The Addams Family

During my trip to Canterbury, I saw a poster advertisement for The Addams Family musical, I immediately researched tour dates and bought tickets for the one-week run in Wimbledon the next day. I just knew this one wasn’t to be missed, I didn’t even know how right I was yet! I am a big fan of the…

Wonderland

I just had to go to the UK premier tour of the new musical Wonderland, a new interpretation of the Lewis Carrol classic Alice In Wonderland. As I love Alice in Wonderland, musicals and modern interpretations of classics, there’s no way I could miss this! I’ve been to the New Wimbledon theatre a few times before,…

Birds Of Paradise

I ventured out to see the new musical Birds Of Paradise at the Drayton Arms Theatre. The Drayton Arms pub is always a good spot for a drink and dinner, serving up a good selection of up-scale pub food. The small theatre upstairs usually doesn’t open until a few minutes before the show. Birds of Paradise is a…

Miss Nightingale

Back for another show in the Vaults, a fantastic theatre and fringe location. My visit to see Miss Nightingale was organised by the lovely Joanne of Love Popups London. When we arrived, we were handed a chocolate ration and led to a 1940s styled waiting area, with rotary telephones, old radios, beautiful photos of the performers and plenty of…

Whisper House

When I heard about the new musical production Whisper House, it sounded like the perfect evening entertainment. Being a fan of both the horror genre and musicals, I had to give it a go. Unfortunately the idea turned out to be better than the execution, but we’ll get to that. Whisper House is set in a…

La Strada

The Richmond Theatre was hosting a new musical production, La Strada, based on the 1954 Oscar winning film (which I admit I’ve never seen) and I got a chance to go and see it. The story revolves around young Gelsomina, who is sold by her impoverished mother to strong-man performer Zampano. The thespian travels along…

Hinterm Horizont

When I visited my mother for her birthday, I wanted to take her to a musical as we’re both big fans of musicals in general. I chose this one as it is about a local Hamburg icon who my mum once met in her youth and kept telling the story of the bizarre meeting when…

Running Mate

The Iris Theatre at St Paul’s church in Covent Garden put on a political musical called Running Mate. In these times of political turmoil and deceit, this was just what I needed. The location is always a great one as well, the old actor’s church is definitely worth a visit and shows here benefit from the beautiful church…