Reviews


Singin’ In The Rain Review The Palace Theatre

Singin’ In The Rain The Palace Theatre Don Lockwood – Adam Cooper Cosmo Brown – Daniel Crossley Kathy Selden – Scarlett Strallen Lina Lamont – Katherine Kinglsey Based on the popular 1952 MGM film, Singin’ In The Rain is a title that is synonymous with Gene Kelly and the style of the era. Before the curtain even rose, as an audience member, I already had my own preconceptions of how the show should appear based …

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Hay Fever Review Noel Coward Theatre

A Noel Coward play in the Noel Coward Theatre Sitting in the buzzing auditorium of the renamed Noel Coward Theatre last night, I couldn’t help but get an overwhelming rush of joy. Here we are, on a rainy Wednesday evening in a theatre that is packed. Not an empty seat seen. With the success of jukebox musicals and other tourist attraction shows, how magnificent that  a play, probably unheard of by the non-theatre world, in …

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Review of The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium

Since opening at the London Palladium in March 2011 the stage musical of The Wizard of Oz has become one of the West End’s most popular shows. It has earned a spate of theatrical awards, including Best Musical Revival just three days ago at the 2012 Whatsonstage.com Awards and its two stars Danielle Hope and Michael Crawford, who led the cast as Dorothy and The Wizard respectively, quickly became fan favourites – with them both …

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Oliver! UK Tour at Manchester Review

First time I’ve ever been to a Sunday matinee… and The Palace Theatre on Manchester’s Oxford Road is a suitably impressive place to start. This is the venue for the current leg of the Oliver! UK Tour, and there seems to be a real sense of excitement and anticipation in the packed foyer pre-show. It’s easy to understand why – this show is a an absolute classic, much loved by young and old, and mostly …

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Review of Jackie Mason Fearless at Wyndhams Theatre

Jackie Mason Fearless “You can’t please everyone all of the time” says Mason. Given that he’s been making people laugh for the better part of 50 years, he’s done pretty well. The self-named “Ultimate Jew” started by saying that if he stank, he’s not coming back! However, Fearless marks the final British tour of his career, so he was already on the winning foot. As someone who loves stand-up, I have of course heard of Jackie Mason, …

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