Reviews


The Madness of George III Review

“Urban, Metropolitan, Royal” Last night I saw a comedy masterpiece. A fast-paced play about a King’s journey through an unbearable illness and the effect it has on his government, his family and, most of all, himself. It’s October 1788 and King George III, the fast talking, no fussing, very charming leader has fallen ill. We see his deterioration begin at four o’clock in the morning, when ringing his servant bell and screaming nonsense about the …

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Master Class Review Vaudeville Theatre

A play about opera legend Maria Callas? You do love good theatre BUT you are not a great fan of the opera so this one’s not for you? WRONG. This is a play for anyone who loves a great play and fantastic acting. When I first saw a German production of Terrence McNally’s play in the late 90s, I knew nothing much about Callas and most certainly did not like opera. The latter hasn’t changed, …

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Phantom of The Opera Review January 2012

The Phantom of the Opera  Review – 25th January, 2012 In its 26th Year at Her Majesty’s Theatre still playing to full houses (mid-week), Phantom of the Opera for the most part, was as enthralling as ever to watch. Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s beautiful score and Charles Hart’s evocative lyrics tell the story of the ‘ghost’ that haunts the Paris Opera House, adapted from Gaston Leroux’s famous 1911 novel. The story begins in late 19th Century Paris …

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Wicked the Musical Review

When writing a review of Wicked, where should you start? A novice writer would be tempted to go for the obvious option of opening with some wicked-related pun – but I’m not that green. Instead, perhaps I should start with the cast. Fans of the musical will undoubtedly be keen to hear about the performances of the newest cast members, who joined the show in the last cast change in December 2011. Before I do …

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The Ladykillers Gielgud Theatre

The Ladykillers at Gielgud Theatre Mrs. Wilberforce – Marcia Warren, Professor Marcus – Peter Capaldi,  Major Courtney – James Fleet,    Louis Harvey – Ben Miller, Harry Robinson – Stephen Wight, One Round – Clive Rowe An adaptation of the popular 1955 Ealing Comedy film of the same name, The Ladykillers is as sinister as the title implies. A seemingly docile, innocent elderly lady, Mrs Wilberforce, rents out her spare room to an amateur string quintet …

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