Killian Donnelly stars in The Commitments

The Commitments at the Phoenix Theatre

A World Premiere in the heart of London’s West End, The Commitments tells the story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a local Dublin lad who assembles an unlikely group of musicians to form a soul band. Adapted from Roddy Doyle’s best-selling novel, this ‘jukebox-musical-slash-play-with-songs’ sees the band of misfits come together and subsequently fall apart as tensions … Read moreKillian Donnelly stars in The Commitments

Review of The Bodyguard Adelphi Theatre September 2013

Beverley Knight and Tristan Gemmill

It might be surprising, but I entered the Adelphi Theatre having never seen the film The Bodyguard (I know, I know – shocking) and with little knowledge of the original plot. Unusual as it may be, it was actually very refreshing. Watching a film-to-musical conversion with no preconceptions of how the original was made, I … Read moreReview of The Bodyguard Adelphi Theatre September 2013

Review of A Chorus Line London Palladium

A Chorus Line at the London Palladium

Not in many years has a West End musical put on as much publicity as A Chorus Line did last year in preparation for this week’s opening. Recent West End transfer Loserville came close and Broadway’s The Book of Mormon is currently taking over London’s billboards and underground posters, but A Chorus Line did something … Read moreReview of A Chorus Line London Palladium

Taboo Review Brixton Clubhouse

The Boy George Musical Taboo

Taboo Review Having heard good things about the current production of Taboo in its Brixton bolt-hole, I was looking forward to experiencing this site-specific musical myself. Tucked away in South London, the Brixton Clubhouse is a large bar room converted into its current theatrical state for the run of Taboo, theatre doesn’t get more intimate … Read moreTaboo Review Brixton Clubhouse