Category Archives: Musical Theatre

Half A Sixpence

Half A Sixpence

Half A Sixpence – Noel Coward Theatre Half A Sixpence is one of those musicals that I had always heard about but for one reason or another never seen on stage. Then I heard that Stiles & Drewe had given it a makeover….well rewrite and the reviews were glowing. I finally managed to see it for myself and I have

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Miss Nightingale

Miss Nightingale

Miss Nightingale Miss Nightingale is a British musical by Matthew Bugg which is set during World War 2. It tells of cabaret club owner Sir Frank Worthington-Blythe who is opening a new club in London and is looking for a new act. Maggie Brown, shortly renamed Miss Nightingale is introduced to Frank by her  then boyfriend Tom Fuller and is

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42nd Street

42nd Street at Drury Lane 42nd Street is the latest all singing, all dancing musical to hit the West End. The show opens in 1933 with auditions for a new show ‘Pretty Lady.’ Peggy Sawyer arrives, nearly missing auditions whilst past her peak prima donna Dorothy Beck is awarded the lead part in order to get financial backing from her

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Wonderland

Wonderland review

Wonderland Wonderland is one of those shows that I had heard about, what feels like an age ago. A musical by Wildhorn (whose previous work I adore), starring Kerry Ellis…..well that sounded right up my street. I was therefore thrilled to be invited along to press night at the Churchill Theatre. Wonderland puts a contemporary spin on the story of

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Lizzie

Lizzie

Lizzie is a rock musical pretty much unlike any other musical I have seen! It opened last night (24th February) at the Greenwich Theatre. It is based on the true story of Lizzie Boden who, in 1892, was accused of killing her father and step-mother….with an axe. Lizzie became a media sensation and the killing, stuff of American legend. The

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Candide

candide

Candide When SEDOS asked me along to review their current production of Candide I didn’t hesitate. Candide is a musical that I knew very little about but heard its name a lot so I was keen to finally see it. The show tells of our simple hero, Candide, who is taught by philosopher Dr Pangloss, that all is for the

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