Fame the Musical (UK Tour) – Review

Fame the Musical (UK Tour): Assembly Halls, Tunbridge Wells Reviewed 20th August 2018 ★★★★★   2018 marks the anniversary of the ever popular pop/rock production Fame the Musical! Following on from the 1980's successful film and television series following the students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts it follows the students highs and... Continue Reading →

May 2018 Roundup

May was another busy stagey month. This time I spent time seeing some of the larger West End shows including Strictly Ballroom and Chess at the London Coliseum. I also managed to fit in some tours, concerts and a few dance shows including the Breakin' Convention at Sadler's Wells.   I am generally more a... Continue Reading →

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella – Review

Cinderella by Matthew Bourne and New Adventures: Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Reviewed 26th May 2018 ★★★★★ Cinderella is another spectacular ballet to come from Sir Matthew Bourne's dance company New Adventures. Having premiered in 1997 at Sadler's Wells, this UK tour marks the shows 20th Anniversary and the 30th Anniversary of New Adventures. Instantly the audience... Continue Reading →

Strictly Ballroom the Musical – Review

Strictly Ballroom the Musical: Piccadilly Theatre, London Reviewed 15th May 2018 ★★★★ Strictly Ballroom the Musical comes full of sequins, sparkle and spectacular dancing from its previous incarnations at West Yorkshire Playhouse and in Toronto in 2017 to take the London’s West End by storm. Directed and choreographed by dance extraordinaire Drew McOnie audiences can be sure of... Continue Reading →

Breakin’ Convention 2018

Breakin’ Convention 2018: Sadlers Wells, London Reviewed 7th May 2018 ★★★★ Sadlers Wells was host to the 15th Breakin’ Convention over the May Bank Holiday weekend. This special three-day event celebrates everything hip-hop from dancing to music and even graffiti associated with this ever-growing form of expression. During the weekend, Sadlers Wells organised many fantastic... Continue Reading →

The Tap Pack – Review

The Tap Pack: The Peacock Theatre, London Reviewed 2nd May 2018 ★★★★ Following on from Australia's hit tap dancing film and stage show 'Tap Dogs' comes The Tap Pack. Inspired by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. The Tap Pack mixes timeless style with innovative, energetic tap dancing. This show is a real... Continue Reading →

Tango After Dark – Review

Tango After Dark: Peacock Theatre, London Reviewed 7th March 2018 ★★★★★ Sensual, seductive and stylish, Tango After Dark makes its world premiere in London. It features Tango superstar German Cornejo who leads 10 of the world's best Argentinean dancers. Accompanying them are two superb singers and seven musicians playing authentic tango music composed by Astor... Continue Reading →

February 2018 Roundup

Phew, where has February gone? It's certainly flown by! Oddly, I have seen another 9 shows this month 5 of which have been press night reviews - the same as January. This month the highlight was actually not a musical but Beats on Pointewhich is a dance show fresh from Australia by Masters of Choreography.... Continue Reading →

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