James Graham’s gaze has seen productions enter the arena of politics and newspapers with Our House and Ink retrospectively, now we are welcomed to the arena of TV Quiz Shows stepping up to the mark telling the true story of Major Charles Ingram who may have attempted to win Who wants to be a Millionaire in a deceiving way. Therefore, does Quiz hit the Jackpot or does it get caught with its hand in the cookie jar? Continue reading “Review: Quiz Hitting the Jackpot?”
Reviewed on 31st May 2017
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is a show that asks a lot of questions which are all important to understand and appreciate the production that is different to anything I have seen in theatre therefore to review this show I am asking and answering a question of my own. What the feck is it? Continue reading “Review: Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour What the feck is this show?”
Reviewed on 31st May 2017
The Braille Legacy is a musical with great production value and in many regards is wonderful to watch however The Braille Legacy is let down in a core area for a musical that is also a great strength for the show at times which makes it disappointing to see lose its sight on greatness at the last post. Continue reading “Review: The Braille Legacy Grasping at greatness”
Reviewed on 30th May 2017
Life is a precious thing and today that thought is fresh in the minds of everyone as terror has dug its claws into the United Kingdom for the first time in years. La Strada as a production is mesmerizing to watch and explores the concept of beauty in a life amongst the suffering and tragedy posed by the creator of the timeless Italian film La Strada is based on, Federico Fellini. Continue reading “Review: La Strada ‘To me life is beautiful, for all its tragedy and suffering’”
Reviewed on 21st May 2017
A trilogy is always a hard trick to pull off and is very easy for the creators to stray from the path and go wrong, Mischief theatre however have proved that things going wrong can be extremely popular with their two previous productions The Plat That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Therefore is The Comedy About A Bank Robbery walking the plank or has the production made a clean getaway with the key to success safely in their hand? My vote goes to the latter. Continue reading “Review: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery Would you like a mature cheddar or a full stilton sir?”
Reviewed on 18th May 2017
The theatre as a whole is the home to all form of art from plays, musicals to opera and many more, these different forms can often be inspired by each other to create based on what they have seen. Obsession, directed by Ivo van Hove and based on the film by Luchino Visconti brings forward a lot of elements from opera’s history in a way that feels as a nod to it’s history rather than a pastiche that for me makes the show very enjoyable.
Reviewed on 5th May 2017
Forty Years Later by Alan Bennett, running at the Chichester Festival Theatre is an interesting production on many levels and given the playwright in question there is no surprise the production asks a lot of questions. The story is complicated and the ambitious structure of jumping between times is something that does makes sense once all the cards are laid at the table yet to get there I went from confused to distracted and outright bored. Two of those feelings I can forgive yet to be bored in a production is something I don’t know I can forgive. Continue reading “Review: Forty Years Later Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue?”
Reviewed on 15th April 2017
The Girls, based on the hit film Calendar Girls is the next great British musical taking over the reigns from Billy Elliot with music by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth The Girls runs at the Phoenix Theatre. An enchanting production with it’s key to success being the beating heart of the production.
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Reviewed on 12th April 2017
A Composer, Artist and Singer walk into a bar, the setting for the three lead males of An American in Paris meeting for the first time could sound like the beginning of a bad joke however the production running at the Dominion Theatre is as far away from a joke inside the theatre world and has some serious muscles to flex that amazes audiences.
Continue reading “Review: An American in Paris ‘Love can’t be bought, it’s given.’”