Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre | Review

Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre | Review

I’ve been reliably informed that if I had seen the movie, I would most likely have remembered it – for good or for ill. But seeing a show ‘blind’ without exposure to its previous motion picture incarnation has its plus points, most notably not having any preconceptions or notions as to what to expect. That…

Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard at Wyndham’s Theatre | Review

Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard at Wyndham’s Theatre | Review

The long timeline in Leopoldstadt allows for a comprehensive narrative, spanning from 1899 to 1955 in Vienna, Austria. A cast of forty-one, including fifteen children – this is an ambitious production. Come the interval, by which point the story has reached 1924, it is obvious to pretty much all and sundry that the good times…

Review of The Wider Earth at The Natural History Museum

Review of The Wider Earth at The Natural History Museum

Just by googling Charles Darwin (1809-1882) – other search engines are available – the famous image of the scientist is evident: the sober look of a wise, bearded man with decades of accumulated knowledge. The Wider Earth could have chosen to capitalise on that familiar picture, and while some later arguments and counter-arguments about his…

Review of Opera North’s Kiss Me, Kate at London’s Coliseum
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Review of Opera North’s Kiss Me, Kate at London’s Coliseum

Too darn hot? Well, almost. It’s certainly a very heart-warming show. Not that long after the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Kiss Me, Kate, which transferred to The Old Vic late in 2012 comes, to misquote the title of one of the musical’s numbers, another opening of another production, this time from Opera North. This…