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REVIEW: Miss Saigon (Sunderland Empire) ★★★★

The heat is on as Miss Saigon lands at the Sunderland Empire for just under a month. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh, directed by Laurence Connor and with music and lyrics by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, Miss Saigon – a reworking of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly – started life at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in […]

REVIEW: Pickle Jar (Soho Theatre) ★★★★

Pickle Jar is the debut play written and performed by Maddie Rice. It has come to Soho Theatre following a well received run at Edinburgh Fringe. This one-woman show follows a young teacher trying to shape the minds of her class of teenage girls while struggling with adult life herself. The story talks of stranger […]

REVIEW: With One Look (Union Theatre) ★★★★

Making our way from the cosy, cave-like bar at the Union Theatre and into the auditorium, we step through the threshold and find ourselves the welcome guests of an exclusive soirée hosted by the illustrious Vivienne de Vil, self-proclaimed confidante to the musical theatre elite. A chaise longue, bare brick walls, a white piano and […]

REVIEW: West End Brunch ★★★

The folks at West End late night venue Studio 88 now cater to those for whom the party never stops in the form of their new West End Brunch. Offering Eggs Benedict, Bottomless Bloody Marys and a bevvy of West End talent to help wash it all down. Hosted by the engaging Topsie Redfern (who […]

INTERVIEW: Watch YouTube star Amy Lovatt talk about the new musical FANATICAL

FANATICAL THE MUSICAL by Matt Board and Reina Hardy, directed by Shaun Kerryson November 7 to December 8 World premiere. In a distant Galaxy – the ragtag misfit crew of cargo ship Angel 8 are under the command of fearless pilot Iris Aucht. Meanwhile…at a conference centre, somewhere in England – a ragtag misfit collection […]

Broadway musical AMELIE heads to the UK

Amélie The Musical, an adaptation of the much-loved 2001 award-winning film Amélie, will have its UK stage premiere at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury from 11 April to 18 May, and then embark on an extensive UK tour from 20 May. With music by Hem’s Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé and […]

REVIEW: Side Show (The Bromley Players) ★★

It’s always a challenge to stage a show, which has not been commercially successful. But to take on the task of an infamous Broadway flop is a real gamble in a non-professional setting. And despite the fact that Side Show features some of the most acclaimed musical theatre female duets of all time, it’s never […]

REVIEW: EVITA (Wycombe Swan Theatre) ★★

As a reviewer, I cover regional theatre as well as shows in the West End and Off-West End. It raises the question, should the same standards be applied to all shows, irrespective of location, size and budget? I can fully appreciate the challenges of regional theatre where a production is moving to a new venue […]

Winners announced for the WHATSOFFSTAGE AWARDS 2018

Winner of the WhatsOffStage Awards have been announced – a brand new initiative recognising venues and their staff for the work they do off stage and celebrating their contribution to the industry and theatregoing experience. As with the WhatsOnStage Awards, nominees and winners for the WhatsOffStage Awards were voted for by the public. This year sees […]

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