Reviews


Backbeat Review Duke of York’s Theatre

Backbeat – a musical about the Beatles (based on the 1994 film)! This announcement might not have sparked enthusiasm in all musical theatre fans. The heated discussion regarding ‘new writing’ versus ‘jukebox musicals’ is ongoing and with many great West End musicals closing early due to a lack of ‘bums on seats’, not everyone is willing to welcome all new musicals with open arms. Personally, I am always open-minded. If a production is good and makes …

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The Woman In Black Review October 2011

Review of The Woman In Black at The Fortune Theatre Cast: Arthur Kipps – David Acton, The Actor – Ben Deery Residing on the dimly lit Russell Street, in the shadow of Theatre Royal Drury Lane, The Woman in Black has been a strong feature in London’s West End for 23 successful years. Every night, in this tiny theatre, an audience is gripped, stunned and hooked into the realm of the unknown. How has The …

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Kimberley Walsh in Shrek the Musical

In one of my blogs a few weeks ago, I wrote about the upcoming cast change for Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane: with Amanda Holden ending her run early due to pregnancy, the role of Princess Fiona was taken over by Kimberley Walsh. The Girls Aloud band member had previously spoken about her desire to take on the challenge of musical theatre and, as part of a TV documentary, performed ‘On …

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Crazy For You Review Novello Theatre

After a successful run at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Crazy For You has made its West End transfer to the Novello Theatre, and quite frankly, who could ask for anything more? God bless such a musical that ensures every single patron sways their way out of the Novello, exiting as a youngster once again no matter what their age; simple, traditional magic at its best! Sure, it is evidently a musical plucked straight out …

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Backbeat Review Duke of York’s Theatre

You might think Backbeat is going to be another jukebox musical full of all those greats songs from The Beatles. But this stage show is about the very beginning when The Beatles were a group of five. John Lennon (Andrew Knott), Paul McCartney (Daniel Healy), George Harrison (Will Payne), Pete Best (Oliver Bennett) and Stuart Sutcliffe (Nick Blood), left Liverpool in search for success which took them to Hamburg. Here they played 6 hours straight …

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