Category Archives: Musical Theatre

Chess by the ENO

Chess

Chess by the ENO Chess is a piece that I have appreciated, especially musically, for a while, having performed in the show myself a number of years ago. The show is set during the politically driven Cold War. American Chess grandmaster Freddy Trumper takes on Russian grandmaster,  Anatoly Sergievsky but Freddy lets ego get in the way and soon Freddy’s number two, Florence has switched

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Bat Out Of Hell

Bat Out of Hell

Bat Out of Hell I had somehow completely missed last years production of Bat Out of Hell at the Coliseum and after attending their preview event I was determined to catch it this time round. I finally got my chance on the evening of the 23rd April. Bat Out of Hell is possibly one of the most random musicals I

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Strictly Ballroom

Stricltly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom Strictly Ballroom is the West End’s latest offering, based on Baz Lurhmann’s movie of the same name. Scott Hastings has grown up in the ballroom dance world however due to his desire to dance his own steps rather than federation steps he finds himself without a partner, just before the finals. Fran, a beginner convinces Scott to dance

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Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard at New Wimbledon Theatre Sunset Boulevard is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hits that tells of Norma Desmond a forgotten silent movie star. One night Joe Gillis, an out of work writer, turns up at her door. After convincing him to assist her with a script she has been working on, Desmond soon begins to manipulate him. Before long and

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Fat Friends The Musical

Fat Friends

Fat Friends at The Orchard Theatre Fat Friends is one of the new musicals currently touring around the UK. It focuses on mother and daughter, Betty and Kelly. Betty is a super slimmer but unfortunately her daughter Kelly needs convincing. It’s only when Julia Fleshman, head and founder of Super Slimmer’s, offers to pay for her dream wedding dress does Kelly begin her

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Eugenius

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Eugenius at The Other Palace: Eugenius is The Other Palace’s latest production, where once again it is bringing a fresh new musical to London audiences. Until now Eugenius only had a one night try out at the Palladium but now Eugenius is ready to take London by storm for a limited run. Eugenius tells of Eugene, a geek who adores comic

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