Reviews

Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    03/04/14   443

at the Savoy Theatre There was excitement in the air as the crowd started to build outside the Savoy Theatre for the press night of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and the first thing that I noticed was the sheer variety of people that were all gathered for the show. Families, pensioners, even a trendy hipster or […]

Review: Fatal Attraction

    27/03/14   288

Starring Natascha McElhone as the infamous Alex Forrest, James Dearden and Trevor Nunn bring the scandalous Fatal Attraction to London’s West End for the first time, and I kind of feel like they needn’t have bothered… The adaptation of the iconic 80s thriller coined the phrase “bunny boiler” to describe every unhinged ex-girlfriend you’ve ever […]

Review: I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical

    27/03/14   408

After hearing a few numbers from I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical at the show’s press launch back in September I wrote “the combination of Harry Hill, a musical and the X Factor really shouldn’t work but it does and it’s hilarious. Simon Cowell strikes again.” But now, after seeing the show I am […]

Review: Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

    13/03/14   373

Last week, we met with our great friends at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! and Planet Hollywood for an exclusive VIP evening of unusual treats, delicious food and cocktails in London’s glamorous West End. In the heart of London’s psychedelic Piccadilly Circus lies a tantalising trove of weird and wonderful treasures. A place where you […]

Review — The Full Monty

    11/03/14   538

Never has a show been such a crowd-pleaser — but then what better way to please a house full of women than with a male strip group? I’m just surprised that nobody whipped off their knickers and threw them on stage. Simon Beaufoy’s adaptation of his Oscar-nominated screenplay has thrust its way into the West […]

Review: The Commitments, The Palace Theatre

    30/01/14   637

Jamie Lloyd’s production of Roddy Doyle’s Booker prize-winning novel The Commitments is the story of a young bunch of amateur musicians who form a soul band. It’s not all plain sailing for the talented bunch; the singer has applied for the Eurovision contest, the backing singers are all having a fling with the horn player, […]

Review: Mamma Mia!

    30/01/14   535

Warning: this review may contain spandex and white lycra   Mamma Mia! is the West End’s lovable scamp. It’s a fun, cheeky, uplifting musical which will have you dancing and singing along before you even realise. I was excited about getting to see it a second time for work and I can honestly say that […]

Review: The Mousetrap at St Martin’s Theatre

    06/01/14   614

Bundling into the lobby of the tiny St Martin’s Theatre on a wet January morning, I was greeted with something quite unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. A huge plaque takes up almost all of one of the walls and states the number of that night’s performance. There’s no doubt that other theatres record this […]

REVIEW: Keeler at the Charing Cross Theatre

    11/12/13   538

Confession #1: I’ve never heard of Christine Keeler, John Profumo, or Stephen Ward. Confession #2: Whether it’s Watergate, Horsemeatgate, or Squidgygate, I’ve never been one for a political scandal. Confession #3: I wasn’t alive in 1963. …Right, now we’ve got that out of the way we can get on with the review. Keeler, written by […]

Review: Strangers On A Train

    15/11/13   743

All aboard! Leaving work early on Wednesday evening I hopped on a Tube to Piccadilly Circus to see Strangers on a Train. Emerging from the underground I was met by the glistening Christmas lights of Regent Street, which only seem to get more beautiful and magical every year. After a swift pre-show bite to eat […]