Review of Aladdin at the Shaw Theatre London

By | December 20, 2014

Review by Haydn James Christmas is getting closer and closer and the festive cheer is spreading rapidly. Whether you are working all the way up to the big day or you are already footloose and festive free, there is one Christmas treat that will get your Christmas lights twinkling – panto. Everybody loves a trip to pantoland, oh no they don’t, I’m sure you can guess where that is going.… Read More »

In Profile with Scott Garnham

By | December 20, 2014

There are a number of established musicals in the West End which have enjoyed record-breaking runs there thanks to their enduring popularity: Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Mamma Mia - these are just a few of the long-running musicals which have helped cement the West End’s reputation for high quality theatre. They were all fresh-faced newbies once upon a time though, and there is a new wave… Read More »

Gypsy Tickets on sale London West End – Starring Imelda Staunton

By | December 18, 2014

Don’t miss Gypsy, one of the greatest ever Broadway musicals, as it transfers to the West End following its sell-out, rapturously acclaimed five-star run at Chichester Festival Theatre. Starring Imelda Staunton, Gypsy is at the Savoy Theatre London from 30th March 2015, booking until the end of November 2015.  Based on the true life memoirs of legendary burlesque entertainer, Gypsy Rose Lee, it tells the tale of Momma Rose and her two… Read More »

In Profile with Zizi Strallen

By | December 5, 2014

There is a countless number of talented individuals working in the UK theatre industry, and sometimes, a group of these individuals all happen to belong to the same family. Everyone knows the Strallen name; between them, sisters Scarlett, Summer, Zizi and Saskia have appeared in some of the biggest and best shows in the West End. For this edition of In Profile however, the spotlight is being shone on third… Read More »

Review of The Wind In The Willows London West End

By | December 4, 2014

The Royal Opera House’s creative adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s iconic novel provides a light-hearted evening’s entertainment. A cluttered attic springs to life as it is transformed into the pastoral woodlands that are home to the animals who tell the story through dance, puppetry and song. It’s an eclectic mix of art forms that befits The Vaudeville Theatre’s heritage in, well, vaudeville. Guiding us through the performance is the narrator, Alan… Read More »

London Theatre Preview: December 2014

By | November 27, 2014

December is just days away, which means that Christmas is almost upon us. In the time between then and now theatre can prove a huge help though, whether as inspiration for the perfect gift or as the perfect distraction from the stress and mayhem of the season, and in the spirit of giving, here’s a selection of the Top Picks of new shows opening in the West End this December.… Read More »

A Merry Christmas Cabaret shows that Christmas is for sharing

By | November 25, 2014

It’d be hard for anyone to miss the abundance of Christmas-themed adverts which have been seen on TV in recent weeks, with the Big Day only a month away now. Amidst the endless campaigns for people to bestow happiness upon their family and friends with (overpriced) toys and jewellery and the latest technological gadgets though, there are one or two adverts which come a lot closer to the truth of… Read More »