Category Archives: Journalism

Little Shop of Horrors, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

The resplendent partnership of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman – which produced Disney hits Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid – first took root with this 1982 Off-Broadway musical, based on a low-budget Sixties film, about a man seeking love and fortune via a … Continue reading

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Bring It On: The Musical, Southwark Playhouse

There’s an explosion of spirit and – yes – “cheer face” at Southwark Playhouse, hosting the long-awaited UK premiere of this 2011 musical; last year’s planned national tour was sadly postponed. But Ewan Jones’s dynamic British Theatre Academy production, with its … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson, Incredibles 2, and The King and I

On my August MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Exhibition Michael Jackson’s influence on artists explored at the National Portrait Gallery Film The super-family is back in Incredibles 2 Theatre A golden revival of The King and I at London Palladium Commuter corner Seek out new … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Earnest, Vaudeville Theatre

Classic Spring’s year-long season ends with Wilde gone wild: a free love riot that yanks the queer subtext into text, with everyone from masters and servants to, er, the long-lost brothers sharing snogs and cigarettes. The famous passive aggressive tea … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Jeremy Swift talks The Importance of Being Earnest

The actor discusses appearing in the Wilde classic, plus Downton Abbey and the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Home, I’m Darling, National Theatre

The first thing we see is Anna Fleischle’s Fifties-tastic giant doll’s-house set: each period-perfect room bathed in a different twinkling hue, flowers painted onto the brick wall, and jaunty music setting the tone. But Katherine Parkinson’s Judy is able to open the … Continue reading

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Othello leads August’s Top 10 new London shows

From starry Shakespeare and a new musical to family entertainment. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Spamilton, Menier Chocolate Factory

Gerard Alessandrini is not throwing away his shot. The creator of satirical revue Forbidden Broadway realised that the unprecedented success of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical warranted a standalone show, and thus Spamilton was born. A 2016 Off-Broadway hit, the affectionate spoof now follows Hamilton over the pond. Read my … Continue reading

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Allelujah!, Bridge Theatre

This highly anticipated new play from 84-year-old Alan Bennett premieres at the Bridge, continuing his long-standing relationship with Nicholas Hytner. It’s an exciting get, and there are wonderful flashes of Bennett wit, wisdom and stirring empathy, but also polemical outbursts and baggy … Continue reading

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Why we return to long-running shows

BroadwayWorld reviewers reflects on their experiences and share their all-time favourites. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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