Reviews


The 39 Steps Criterion Theatre Review July 2011

We went along to Piccadilly Circus last night to see The 39 Steps at The Criterion Theatre.The 39 Steps is broadly based on the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock, which was inspired  by the 1915 novel by John Buchan. From an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon, The 39 Steps has been adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow. The 39 Steps has previously won Best New Comedy, Laurence Olivier Award in 2007 …

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Ghost the Musical Piccadilly Theatre Review

I can call myself lucky – I had front row tickets to the premiere of Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre in London last night. I saw the 1990 film Ghost as a teenager and remember it well  – as a romantic, touching and utterly enjoyable cinematic experience I’ll never forget. I’ve seen the film several times since and will doubtless watch it again. When I heard the film was going to be made …

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Ghost The Musical Piccadilly Theatre

If I am asked to describe Ghost The Musical in as few words as possible I would quite simply say: “It is beautiful” Will it be a success in London’s West End, I will say “You betcha!” I am confident that this musical will also hit Broadway and be a success there too. Okay, what are the ingredients to make this musical a success? The film Ghost (1990), written by Bruce Joel Rubin won an …

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Shrek The Musical Review Update

We went to see Shrek The Musical on Thursday of this week. To be honest, if it wasn’t for arranging to meet some of the cast afterwards we might have delayed our second visit to the show a little bit longer, having seen it during previews. That isn’t to say that we didn’t enjoy the show as both my partner and I sure did, and probably more than we had the first time. So, for …

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Review of The Phantom of The Opera and Love Never Dies

We decided to go and see two musicals this week with The Phantom of The Opera on Monday and Love Never Dies on Thursday. Doubtless there has been a lot written about both of these, so I won’t bore you with a detailed storyline, and that would spoil it anyway IF you haven’t seen them, so for what it’s worth here is my version! Why these two musicals? Well to be honest, I had written …

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