Author Archives: Sarah McPartlan

The Messiah at The Other Palace

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With promotional material for The Messiah boldly announcing “three towering talents” playing a cast of thousands in “the funniest and most magical Nativity you will ever see”, the bar for my expectations was set very high. Patrick Barlow’s play, has evolved over the 35 years since its first incarnation – it has been a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, been

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A Christmas Carol by LMTO

A Christmas Carol by LMTO The story of A Christmas Carol needs no introduction, a festive favourite with music by Alan Menken and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Performed by London Musical Theatre Orchestra and some big Musical Theatre singers in concert format, this was a night I had been looking forward to for a while. LMTO really excelled themselves with

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Hot Gay Time Machine

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Hot Gay Time Machine at Trafalgar Studios 2 Where do I even begin in describing Hot Gay Time Machine? We meet Zak Ghazi-Torbati and Toby Marlow who decide to use the time machine that they have discovered to revisit ‘seminal’ moments in their lives. Amongst other scenes we see them coming out to their parents, in the boys locker room

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Stick Man

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Stick Man at The Orchard Theatre On Monday 26th November I had the pleasure of taking my son and my parents to see Stick Man at The Orchard Theatre. Expectations were high as this is a Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler masterpiece and I was interested to see how well this would translate on stage. Scamp Theatre’s production however did not

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