Tag Archives: Sophie-Louise Dann

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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Bend It Like Beckham, Phoenix Theatre

Women’s football, immigration and multiculturalism: Gurinder Chadha’s new musical couldn’t be more pertinent, right? Well, yes and no. Like her original film, writer/director Chadha keeps the action in 2002, meaning there’s no UKIP, no IS and no FIFA meltdown. Threats … Continue reading

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The age of wisdom

There’s no witch, no chocolate factory, no helicopter or revolutionary barricade, just four singers, five doors, a piano and a bass. And yet Closer Than Ever, nestled in the pocket-sized Jermyn Street Theatre, has to be one of the hottest musical … Continue reading

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