Tag Archives: Musical Theatre

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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My Am Dram Stagey Life….Never Work With Animals or Children

Brufts

Working with Animals…an Alternative Approach! As part of my over commitment to amateur dramatics I have been and done some unusual things but the recent set of auditions I ran possibly takes the biscuit….the dog biscuit that it! I am currently directing am amateur production of Legally Blonde and for those of you that know Legally Blonde (which is like,

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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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Summer Nights in Space

Summer Nights In Space

  Summer Nights In Space Summer Nights In Space is a new musical by Henry Carpenter which opened last night (15th February) at the Vaults Festival. In its blurb it describes itself as a ‘Musical comedy about the search for love across the universe.’ It tells the story of John Spartan, our space obsessed astronaut, who finds out that space is not

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