Siobhan Dillon – One Voice is uplifting and life-affirming

Siobhan Dillon – One Voice is uplifting and life-affirming

As my wife would tell you, I’m a sucker for a great girl’s voice. I love Joni, Judy, Bonnie, k d, Laura, Barbra and Missy. “I recognise the first six”, I hear you say but who’s Missy? Missy is Missy Higgins a fairly obscure but wonderful Australian singer/songwriter who I’ve been listening to for years…

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

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

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…

SHIDA: Written and Performed by Jeannette Bayardelle | Review

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,…