Review: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice sings out of damage into heartbreak and redemption. Those who don’t know the play or its outcome should see this, even those who have.


Review: The Paradis Files

Not so much an event as a concentration of Errollyn Wallen’s genius celebrating the life of blind composer Maria Theresia van Paradis, in Graeae’s world-class production


Review: Beautiful

Outstanding, and outstandingly transferred as a tour that brings its stature with it.


Review: Rocky Horror Show

Absolutely worth seeing however many times you have already


Review: Heathers

Sometimes the dark is light enough. Meanwhile enjoy an exceptional cast and talent you’ll long to see again in something finer.


Review: On Your Bike

Love, labour and left over pizzas in a foot-tapping whirligig of a musical.


Review: Six

Outstanding, the finest West End musical for years


Review: Tom Lehrer

Another sovereign tribute. Stefan Bednarczyk brings Tom Lehrer swaggering out of retirement.  


Review: Mr and Mrs Nobody

A warm-hearted yet sharp-witted peek at how the Pooter half live


Review: Sitting Pretty

When you see this show return, it’ll be outstanding, and in the frame for awards.


Review: Living Newspaper #7

Like all the Royal Court’s Living Newspaper series, we need this. Watch a group of young dramatists take on the future


Review: Living Newspaper #6

Like all the Royal Court’s Living Newspaper series, we need this. Watch what this does with the future


Review: Living Newspaper #5

Like all the Royal Court’s Living Newspaper series, we need this. Watch.


Review: Before After

A pristine, heartwarming Valentine of a musical, starring a pair of real-life lovers, it deserves a real-life run


Review: Public Domain

At 65 minutes it’s worth anyone’s time and emphatically money.


Review: Hollow

Poignant music compliments a compelling fable with strong imagery


Review: Lady M

An inspired idea that struggles a little to deliver itself


Review: Being Posy

A solo performance which is written large in visible ink and all the more truthful for it.


Review: Beauty and the Beast

Nothing so convincing has been done with this legend. It deserves many revivals.


Review: The Sound of Music

Phenomenal singing all round. A more than solid recommendation for that alone.


Review: Cats

Easily the finest production we’ll get


Review: By Jeeves!

A thoroughly enjoyable period-style musical.


Review: Love Never Dies

One of the most fascinating dark-hued musicals Lloyd-Webber’s written


Review: The Phantom of the Opera

The Albert Hall’s sovereign production, unlikely to be surpassed particularly with the special encore.


Review: We Are In Time

A heart jumping exploration of transplants with a majesty of the music at its heart and a subtle theatricality expanding it all


Review: Blood Brothers

The blend of definitive and new cast members in a recent classic has overwhelming impact: as story, as lyric fable, as terrible moral for these distracted times.


Review: What Girls Are Made Of

Cora Bissett’s set the bar thrillingly high for a new genre. Who could follow her?


Review: Oliver!

The songs and singers shine in this classic musical


Review: Frisky and Mannish: Poplab

An hour inside Frisky & Mannish’’s ‘Poplab’ is a complete crowd-pleasing riot. Feel-good vibes only!


Review: Rust

Exciting, innovative, and challenging


Review: Fiver

An enchanting speed-read of our connectedness, a reminder that a fiver can change your life. Irresistible.


Review: Pockets

For a great night out pick Pockets.


Review: My Left Right Foot The Musical

An Outrageous and Genius Explosion of What Inclusion Actually Means in the Arts Carried on the Heroic Chariot of Musical Theatre


Review: The Dark Carnival

An underground plot with other worldly twists and live turns in a carnival of music and stories that has massive over ground appeal


Review: Ghost

You’ll know the film. Despite the volume, you should know this.


Review: Hole

Wow drama, the original Greek tragoidia. It invokes the same powers, almost the same gods.


Review: Madagascar The Musical

Highly Recommended for monkeys and lemurs of all ages – quite apart from lions, zebras, hippos and giraffes.


Review: Dirty Dancing

There’s a fitting heart-warming climax to a dream of production. And a surprise to those who think they know the film.


Review: We’ve Got Each Other

The Bon Jovi Musical that has it all, except everything that is a tour de force, with lights, an incredible Sir Jon sound track and a narrator that brings it all together without the glitz and aplomb but all the flair.


Review: A Man’s A Man

Celebrate the life and death of the acclaimed poet Robert Burns, with marvelous music and daring prose


Review: Timpson The Musical

A pair of star-crossed lovers out to out-invent their foe, one Keypulet, the other Montashoe.


Review: A Gallant Life

An engaging and memorable performance, recounting motor-racing champion Muriel Thompson’s remarkable First World War experiences.


Review: Holy Moses

A charming retelling of the Moses story through two young people who may win the prize for show furthest travelled and certainly tell this tale with confidence.


Review: The Red Shoes

Sizzling reimagining of the Hans Christian Anderson tale in the context of Weimar Germany that brims full of artistic value


Review: Lift

An original musical with promise and vitality which nearly gets it spot on.