Review: Cats

    12/12/14   856

Falling firmly into the camp of dog people, the prospect of watching three hours of people dressed as cats prancing about the stage filled me with dread. I’d also been put off by the negative reviews from my fellow theatregoers in the office, but determined to make up my own mind, I hopped on the […]

Review: Made In Dagenham

    07/11/14   855

I probably shouldn’t admit that, despite being sent a copy of the DVD of Made In Dagenham ahead of the show’s press launch, I’ve still not actually seen the original film. However, Richard Bean’s brand new musical adaptation has completely exceeded my expectations that I don’t think I’ll bother. For those of you who don’t […]

Review: Ghost Stories, London

    03/10/14   991

Tip: For the best experience sit in the front, far-left corner of the stalls in the Arts Theatre…if you dare. Horror films don’t phase me. Predictable and passive, you can see the monsters lurking miles away. Trapped in the intimacy of the Arts Theatre however, Ghost Stories is performed in the perfect setting, leaving the […]

Review: The Lion King

    15/09/14   1292

This week we were treated to an exclusive matinee performance of Disney’s spectacular long-running musical, The Lion King, at the Lyceum Theatre in Covent Garden. And boy, was I not disappointed. Warning: Show & Stay apologise in advance for overuse of the word ‘spectacular’ which may be dropped more than once in this review. Now […]

Review: Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth Battersea

    09/09/14   888

During my Wicked Theatre break, I was invited by the wonderful people at the Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth to spend a night in their modern 3-star hotel. Having spent a fabulous night defying gravity at the Apollo Victoria with one of our amazing theatre experts, Mel, I was well and truly exhausted. Ready for my […]

Review: Shakespeare In Love

    30/07/14   941

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   936

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   963

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   1192

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   748

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 […]