Company – Review

  Company: Gielgud Theatre, London Reviewed 21st January 2019 ★★★★ The hit Broadway show, Company has been reimagined by Marianne Elliott in this new, gender-swapped version of the iconic production. Having quickly receiving outstanding reviews from critics and audiences alike, Company tells the story of Bobbie, who is inundated with questions from her friends at her 35th birthday party. Why isn't she married?... Continue Reading →

Violet – Review

Violet: Charing Cross Theatre, London Reviewed 19th January 2019 (preview performance) ★★★ Based on the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, VIOLET tells the story of Violet, a young woman with facial disfigurement, as she embarks on a life-changing journey across the country to where she hopes she will find a miracle. This... Continue Reading →

November & December 2018 Round Up

November and December have been unusually quiet here at MusicalManda so I have condensed them together. During the two months I managed only to see 8 shows including some sensational concerts. Hadestown at the National Theatre, London was a stand out performance for me. Its mixture of modern American folk music and jazz really made... Continue Reading →

2018 Top Ten Shows

What a year 2018 has been! With new shows opening, famous revivals, some fabulous new touring productions starting not to mention some of the most well-received shows of recent years taking to the stage (Six, Heathers and Eugenius to mention just some). I have smashed my last years target of 53 shows and have seen... Continue Reading →

Shows to look out for in 2019

2019 looks set to be another fantastic year of theatre. With lots of the current West End shows closing their doors there are lots of Broadway shows crossing over the pond and opening in London and a fair few revivals too. Hopefully leaving some space for some new writing and material also. Check out the... Continue Reading →

Hadestown – Review

Hadestown: National Theatre, London Reviewed 21st December 2018 ★★★★★ Prior to going to Broadway, Hadestown is currently running at the National Theatre. 2018 has been the year of Greek mythology with shows like Myth and Mythical being two new musicals debuting this year. Hadestown follows songwriter Orpheus and his muse Eurydice as winter approaches. Tempted... Continue Reading →

Striking 12 – Review

Striking 12: Union Theatre, London Reviewed 3rd December 2018 ★★★★ Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Match Girl, the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical Striking 12 is playing for a strictly limited run at The Union Theatre, London. This interesting musical has a varied score which reflects a diverse range of musical styles including folk, pop... Continue Reading →

West End Does: Christmas

West End Does: Christmas: Cadogan Hall, London 1st December 2018 What better way to kick off the festive season than putting a bunch of outstanding West End performers in a stunning venue with an orchestra singing Christmas songs? Following on from the success of West End Does: Bond and West End Does: Halloween the latest... Continue Reading →

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