Category Archives: Musical Theatre

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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Murder Ballad

Murder Ballad

Murder Ballad Murder Ballad is a sung through rock musical by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash. The show tells the tale of Sara (played by the understudy Natalie McQueen when I attended) and her affair with ex-partner Tom (played by Ramin Karimloo) whilst married to Michael (played by Norman Bowman). When Sara tries to call it off the levels of

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Side Show

Sideshow

Side Show at the Southwark Playhouse For several years now my musical theatre loving friends have extoled the virtues of Side Show to me but up until now I have not had the opportunity to see it. Luckily the production of Side Show at the Southwark Playhouse did not disappoint and I am finally able to understand and agree with

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Aladdin at Christmas

So now the weather has turned and it’s getting darker earlier peoples thoughts have already started to turn to…..dare I mention it….Christmas!! It then got me thinking about which shows really suit the holiday season…..last year Elf was the obvious offering and this year my mind turned to Aladdin – 5 Reasons to see Aladdin this Christmas: It’s Perfect For

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Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

Going to see Dirty Dancing at the Orchard Theatre felt like coming home! Dirty Dancing is possibly one of my favorite films (cliche I know) and therefore going to see the show there is a mixture of excitement along with….’Oh god I hope they don’t ruin it.’ However I needn’t have worried. For those of you that don’t know the

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Bumblescratch

Bumblescratch

Bumblescratch is a new musical by Robbie Sherman which held a gala night at the Adelphi Theatre on the 4th September. The show is set during the Great Plague and the Fire of London and is told from the point of view of the London rat, in particular Melbourne Bumblescratch. Melbourne befriends a young rat named Perry who helps him

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