Tag Archives: West End

Tartuffe

tartuffe

Tartuffe at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Guest reviewer Daniel Bennett attended the press night for Tartuffe, the latest play to hit the Theatre Royal Haymarket’s stage: Tartuffe is the latest revival to be fashionably inspired by a desire to make a statement about Trump’s America. Others of this ilk include the subtle commentaries on the current western political landscape offered

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West End Calling

West end calling

West End Calling West End Calling is a talent competition for those under 21. It offers these young performers a chance to perform in front of West End performers and get valuable feedback before ending up at the final at The Other Palace. I attended the Senior final. To get this far the finalists have already been through an audition,

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Chicago

Chicago

Chicago the Musical at Phoenix Theatre Chicago feels like a musical that is has always been around. It originally opened in 1976 on the West End, it was then revived in 1997 at the Adelphi Theatre, Cambridge Theatre and the Garrick until 2012. It then toured for 5 years up until last year. I was lucky enough to see both

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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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2017 roundup

2017 Roundup – Best West End Musical….Hamilton There has been an insane amount of hype surrounding Hamilton and I was afraid it wouldn’t live up to it’s hype however I needn’t have worried and if I was able to give it 6 stars I would have. I was lucky enough to have secured tickets during previews and following seeing it

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Hamilton

Hamilton

Hamilton: Hamilton is the biggest show to hit the West End since……. well possibly since Wicked! Tickets sold out within moments but I was lucky enough to be able to snap up 2for press night! Hamilton tells the story of one of the founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. Born in the Caribbean he made his way to America to make his

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