Frances Barber as Billie Trix in MUSIK by Pet Shop Boys & Jonathan Harvey

Frances Barber as Billie Trix in MUSIK

Whilst there are many examples of characters on TV and in the movies being spun-off into their own series, there aren’t that many (if any?) musicals that have gone through that process until it happened to fictional rock icon “Billie Trix”. Originally the narrator in the Pet Shop Boys 2001 musical “Closer To Heaven”, she … Read more Frances Barber as Billie Trix in MUSIK by Pet Shop Boys & Jonathan Harvey

SHIDA: Written and Performed by Jeannette Bayardelle | Review

Shida is a new musical based on the true story of a girl growing up in the Bronx, a tough neighbourhood of New York in the nineties. As the eponymous character ages from nine into her twenties, we meet her mother, aged English teacher, her best friend and other assorted characters. These are all well-defined, … Read more SHIDA: Written and Performed by Jeannette Bayardelle | Review

Review of The Ruffian On The Stair at The Hope Theatre

TROTS 2 at The Hope Theatre. Anthony Orme.

Joe Orton’s The Ruffian On The Stair was originally a radio play first broadcast on the BBC Home Service in August 1964 and based on a novel The Boy Hairdresser which was written by Orton and his partner (and his murderer), Kenneth Halliwell. The title is taken from a poem by William Ernest Henley: “Madam … Read more Review of The Ruffian On The Stair at The Hope Theatre