Saint George and the Dragon @ the National Theatre

Saint George and the Dragon is a new play by Rory Mullarkey that takes the Patron Saint of England and rewrites the folk tale. The National website describes the play as a “folk tale for an uneasy nation”, which I think is spot on, particularly in the times of Brexit. As Saint George continues to defeat the dragon and England continues to change, the play … Continue reading Saint George and the Dragon @ the National Theatre

What Shadows @ Park Theatre

The current trend in London theatre at the moment seems to be discussing politics more than ever. What with James Graham’s two plays Labour of Love, based on the Labour party, and Ink, based on the early beginnings of The Sun newspaper and now Chris Hannan’s play What Shadows currently playing at the Park Theatre. What Shadows follows Enoch Powell, who was a Member of … Continue reading What Shadows @ Park Theatre

Hershey Felder’s Our Great Tchaikovsky @ The Other Palace

Having tackled the likes of Chopin, Beethoven and Irving Berlin, Hershey Felder tackles the life and works of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in this fascinating 90 minute new play with music. Hershey Felder completely inhabits the Russian composer whilst interlacing the narrative with his own findings when researching the composer’s life. I have to say going into this, I didn’t recognise the Tchaikovsky name at all … Continue reading Hershey Felder’s Our Great Tchaikovsky @ The Other Palace

Legally Blonde @ the Churchill Theatre

The iconic musical based on the iconic film Legally Blonde is finally back on UK soil. The 2017 production will be touring the country into mid 2018 leaving a trail of fun, pink and paw prints. I had never seen a production of the musical before and I went in with pretty high expectations as everyone I know who has seen it before absolutely loved … Continue reading Legally Blonde @ the Churchill Theatre

Thebes Land @ the Arcola Theatre

After much acclaim in 2016, Daniel Goldman directs his hit adaptation of Sergio Blanco’s play back at the Arcola Theatre as part of the CASA Latin American Theatre Festival which celebrates theatre made by Latin American artists. Thebes Land follows a playwright is trying to stage a play he has written based on a young man called Martin Santos who killed his own father. The … Continue reading Thebes Land @ the Arcola Theatre

Five Guys Named Moe @ Marble Arch Theatre

I am always intrigued and excited by a new theatre opening, so you can imagine my excitement walking into the new Marble Arch Theatre, a pop up that felt as if I was  walking into a really big tent with jazz music playing in the bar prior to the performance. Five Guys Named Moe is a musical written and directed by Clarke Peters based on … Continue reading Five Guys Named Moe @ Marble Arch Theatre

LMTO’s Mack and Mabel @ Hackney Empire

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra has made its debut in my neck of the woods, Hackney on a fantastic Saturday night outing. The founder of LMTO, Freddie Tapner led an incredible company of musicians bringing the classic Jerry Herman’s score to life hand in hand with a fantastic group of actors, hundreds of dancers, a tap break and two pies to the face. Mack and … Continue reading LMTO’s Mack and Mabel @ Hackney Empire

Footloose @ Peacock Theatre

Racky Plews’ production of Footloose has reached its final destination its UK tour at the Peacock Theatre in London. Based on the famous 1984 film that starred Kevin Bacon, the musical follows a high school senior called Ren who moves to a small town called Bomont and, after learning that the small town has banned dancing, plans to overthrow the safety net the reverend has … Continue reading Footloose @ Peacock Theatre