Reviews

Review: Shakespeare In Love

    30/07/14   326

With so many films being adapted into West End musicals these days, it’s refreshing to see a new play on the Theatreland block. And oh my, what a play Shakespeare In Love is… Possibly one of the most enchanting plays I’ve ever seen, Shakespeare In Love surpassed the expectations I had for the Oscar-winning film. […]

Review: W London — Leicester Square

    29/07/14   459

The rock star of London hotels, W London – Leicester Square succeeds at making you feel like a VIP before you’ve even got to the check-in desk. I went to check out the hottest new property on the Show & Stay books much to the envy of everyone else in the office… Inspired by our […]

Review: Strand Palace Hotel

    11/07/14   545

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   494

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   424

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   334

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   414

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   459

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   586

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   474

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 […]