Six – 2019 Update

Six: Arts Theatre, London 26th January 2019 ★★★★★   Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow's thrilling musical Six is back at the Arts Theatre and set to take over the world! Starting off as a university show written for the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, Six is a pop-concert style musical where each of Henry VIII's wives... 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 →

Kinky Boots (UK Tour) – Review

Kinky Boots (UK Tour): Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Reviewed 15th January 2019 ★★★★★ Kinky Boots may have closed down its factory in London this month but the hit show, winner of every major Best Musical award, including the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical,  is still strutting its way around the UK. With songs by Grammy® and... Continue Reading →

Ghost the Musical (UK Tour) – Review

Ghost the Musical (UK Tour): Churchill Theatre, Bromley Reviewed 12th January 2019 ★★★★   The musical adaptation of the hit 1990 film starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze came to the stage in 2011 and mesmerised audiences with its stylish choreography, impressive illusions and spellbinding score. The 2019 Bill Kenwright touring production of Ghost the... 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 →

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