An intermittently superb musical
An intermittently superb musical
Review: On Your Bike
Love, labour and left over pizzas in a foot-tapping whirligig of a musical.
In rapid, elegant, idiomatically kerned language, Giles Terera proves himself a superb expositor of where it happens.
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: Bette: Bathhouse to Broadway!
One of the most musically satisfying, funny, filthy and inclusive tribute acts of its kind.
Alexander Joseph and Ro Robertson team return in triumph.
Review: Sitting Pretty
When you see this show return, it’ll be outstanding, and in the frame for awards.
Review: Clean: The Musical
This should be in the West End
Comedy musical, a slice of G&S history through parody and song - uplifting!
Flawless, a stunning pocket-sized musical you really must see.
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: Living Newspaper #4
We need this. Watch.
Hot off Sloane Square a team of writers, actors and creatives twist the news to truth
Review: Stay Awake, Jake
Once you tune in, you’ll be held all the way to Carlisle.
Review: Before After
A pristine, heartwarming Valentine of a musical, starring a pair of real-life lovers, it deserves a real-life run
Review: The Fabulous Fox Sister
Michael Conley’s stunning stand-alone glows in the dark
Review: The Last Five Years
The finest musical in stream-town. Don’t miss this gem.
Review: Public Domain
At 65 minutes it’s worth anyone’s time and emphatically money.
It’s a joyous confection out of thin lockdown.
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.
Easily the finest production we’ll get
Review: By Jeeves!
A thoroughly enjoyable period-style musical.
The great discovery was the multi-roling Marcus Lovett, sexy and lethal, able to attack several roles and convince you he was born for them, even into them.
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: Jesus Christ, Superstar
A sovereign production, unlikely to be equalled for the foreseeable
Review: Flowers for Mrs Harris
A salutary reminder of how a great musical talent and collaboration started
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: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
The three lead actors, divas and a superb cast give this production its beating pink heart.
Review: What Girls Are Made Of
Cora Bissett’s set the bar thrillingly high for a new genre. Who could follow her?
I’m hooked. We need more of this.
Voldemort the Musical Parody is back, funnier and slicker with all our favourite characters and songs.
Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
It couldn’t be done any better and puts several touring shows to shame.
The songs and singers shine in this classic musical
Review: I’m A Phoenix, Bitch
Guy Masterson finds the perfect show...
Review: A Slice of Saturday Night
Such an accomplished version of this classic musical!
a stunning 70 minutes of a romp through a traditional fairy tale, but with very edgy presentation.
Hilarious night with 4 guys, 2 guitars and a Casio.
Review: Frisky and Mannish: Poplab
An hour inside Frisky & Mannish’’s ‘Poplab’ is a complete crowd-pleasing riot. Feel-good vibes only!
Exciting, innovative, and challenging
Review: That Bastard Brecht
Relevant, energetic, mesmerising
Review: It’s Miss Hope Springs
Entertaining, funny, visceral and poignant Show!
Review: The Gray Cat and the Flounder
"will appeal to all ages"
A fully improvised live musical in an hour
Dazzling ditties in a tale with a twist
An enchanting speed-read of our connectedness, a reminder that a fiver can change your life. Irresistible.
For a great night out pick Pockets.
A Baby Bernadette Belts Broadway Standards
Review: Little Miss Sunshine
It’s a quiet heartbreaker, with stoicism and love the only answers. Do see it.
Review: Supportive White Parents
Student changes her major, and wishes for a major change.
Review: Avenue Q
A first-rate revival
Review: Sweet Charity
It’s a powerful beat.
Review: Paradise Rocks
Elvis in Hawaii meets Milton's Paradise Lost
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: Return to the Forbidden Planet
It’s a must-see. Whatever warp factors you have to go through.
Review: American Idiot
It’s still revolutionary.
Review: Club Tropicana The Musical
They deliver, in Costa Blanca spades.
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
You’ll know the film. Despite the volume, you should know this.
Review: The Ministry of Biscuits
It is the definitive musical about biscuits
Review: Rocky Horror Show
The Rocky Horror to see.
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: Billy Bishop Goes to War
Nikolas Balfe gives the performance of his life so far.
Review: Billy Bishop Goes to War
Overall though, it’s those songs.
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: Salad Days
Don’t miss it.
Review: Mao That’s What I Call Music!
Des Kapital presents a strange brew of pop karaoke and Communist China
A new hour of surreal silliness and old favourites
Review: The Mould That Changed the World
A creative attempt to develop a new musical that integrates a public health message within an interesting, true story.
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: 89 Nights: An Original Musical
An exciting, fast-paced new musical - creatively staged using minimal set.
Review: A Fair Tale About a Fairy Trade
A brave attempt to tackle a serious issue, from an ambitious, enthusiastic and passionate young company.
Review: The Girls from Oz
Three sassy singing Sheilas from Australia
Review: A Man’s A Man
Celebrate the life and death of the acclaimed poet Robert Burns, with marvelous music and daring prose
Review: Henry Box Brown
"Wonderfully written and portrayed"
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.
An hour of delightful escapism for muggles, witches and wizards
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
An original musical with promise and vitality which nearly gets it spot on.
A creative one-man musical, featuring songs, slapstick, dance and film
Review: My Left Right Foot
Biting, hilarious look at how to be inclusively inclusive
Review: Pirates Revisited
A highly enjoyable, beautifully sung, fast-paced and entertaining production
A new comedy musical with an upbeat score, performed by an enthusiastic young cast.
Review: Summer Holiday
Stunning Ray Quinn and ensemble work their bobby-socks off with notable support from Rob Wicks and his band. Give No. 9 a proper MOT and it’ll strike gold too.
An improvised musical with a bizarre plot that they somehow manage to pull off