Reviews

Review: Strand Palace Hotel

    11/07/14   426

Walking through the doors of the Strand Palace Hotel I immediately felt transported to another dimension. Light-years away from the busy road outside, the whole hotel was filled with a special sort of calm and tranquility that is hard to find right in the heart of the City. A hotel that perfectly balances luxury with […]

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    11/07/14   375

The award-winning adaptation of Mark Haddon’s quirky novel about Christopher and his quest to find out who killed Wellington is a delightfully fascinating exploration of the highs and invariable lows that come with living with Asperger Syndrome. After opening at the Gielgud Theatre on June 24th following a UK tour and a theatre move, the […]

Jersey Boys Film Review — Film vs Show

    20/06/14   364

An über-fan of the jukebox musical, I’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of the Jersey Boys film.   Having seen the award-winning show a number of times, I must admit that I was hesitant — would it live up to expectations or would it fall flat? I spent months actively avoiding information about the film […]

Review: Marriott Maida Vale

    13/06/14   269

A 4-star stopover in London’s sought-after Maida Vale, the Marriott Maida Vale Hotel is a great choice for those looking for a theatre break without breaking the bank. Contemporary and stylish are two things that sprung to mind as I entered the lobby at the Marriott Maida Vale Hotel. Greeted by a grand marble entrance […]

Review: Matilda The Musical

    11/06/14   334

Roald Dahl is the master of tongue-twistingly witty words that leap off the page and capture your imagination. Dennis Kelly’s Matilda The Musical is the perfect visual representation of Dahl’s enchanting tale which has such a fond place in our hearts. Even before the show starts, theatregoers are transported to the vivid and magical world […]

Review: London Marriott Hotel Regent’s Park

    09/06/14   376

The London Marriott Hotel Regent’s Park is a little bit further out of the West End than some other Show & Stay London Hotels, but fans of the brand name won’t be disappointed by this 4-star stopover. After a night in the West End seeing Wicked The Musical I was looking forward to settling down […]

Review: Wicked The Musical

    29/05/14   518

Despite being one of the most popular modern musicals, I’d not found myself wandering down the Yellow Brick Road to the Apollo Victoria Theatre to see Wicked The Musical. Until now… Turning the rest of the office green with envy, I headed off to the West End for my evening of entertainment. With my emerald-tinted […]

Review: Holiday Inn London Stratford City

    28/05/14   419

Fans of the popular, budget-friendly Holiday Inn brand won’t be disappointed by a stay at the Holiday Inn London Stratford City during a London theatre break. I went to check out this modern addition to the Holiday Inn family. Having never stayed in a Holiday Inn before I was excited for my little stay-cation primarily […]

Review: Les Misérables

    21/05/14   638

London boasts many of the world’s longest running shows, however in 2014 it’s powerhouse Les Misérables that takes first place as it celebrates its 28th anniversary in the West End. As part of a luxury London theatre package, I finally got to experience the popular musical for myself. The Theatre Having left my delicious suite […]

Review: Miss Saigon

    21/05/14   1124

The record-breaking revival of Miss Saigon finally landed in the West End this week, and we had the hottest seats to experience this amazing new musical. Here’s Show & Stay’s review of Cameron Mackintosh’s latest show-stopper. The show Words like showstopper and blockbuster get thrown around quite a lot amongst theatre critics, but never have […]