Once On This Island – Review

Once On This Island: Southwark Playhouse, London Reviewed 15th August 2019 ★★★★★   Bringing the hit Olivier and Tony Award winning Broadway show, Once On This Island, to the UK the acclaimed British Theatre Academy sets out to immerse the audience with the colourful, calypso-flavoured retelling of the Little Mermaid fairy tale. Set on a... Continue Reading →

FIVER – Review

FIVER : Southwark Playhouse, London Reviewed 4th July 2019 (preview performance) ★★★★ Fiver is a brand new British musical by Alex Jame Ellison and Tom Lees. Following the story of a five pound note as it passes through the hands and pockets of Londoners, this new musical is certainly a novel idea and has some... Continue Reading →

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Review

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Southwark Playhouse, London. Reviewed 20th May 2019 ★★★★★ Based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby and The Tender and the Damned, and subsequent film starring Brad Pitt The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is set during the First World War and tells the story of... Continue Reading →

Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Review

Ain't Misbehavin' : Southwark Playhouse, London Reviewed 24th April 2019 ★★★★★ Marking Tyrone Huntley's directorial debut Ain't Misbehavin' celebrates the legendary sass musician Fats Waller. Audiences are taken back to the 1920's and the raunchy nightclubs of Manhattan. Featuring choreography by Strictly Come Dancing's Oti Mabuse, who also makes her theatrical choreographing debut with this... Continue Reading →

Aspects of Love – Review

  Aspects of Love: Southwark Playhouse, London Reviewed 2nd February 2019 ★★★   Following its acclaimed première at Manchester’s award-winning Hope Mill Theatre, Jonathan O’Boyle’s brand-new revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Aspects of Love is currently playing at the Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season. Aspects of Love is billed to be a 'sweeping,... 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 →

Seussical – Review

Seussical: Southwark Playhouse, London Reviewed 27th November 2018 ★★★★★ The magical world of Dr Seuss is brought to life on stage by Eric Idle and Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty. This cheerful musical follows much-loved characters including the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz and many more on a... Continue Reading →

Unexpected Joy – Review

Unexpected Joy: Southwark Playhouse Reviewed 7th September 2018 ★★★★★ Unexpected Joy tells the story of three generations of female singers and a week together where change is in the air. The three characters embark on a personal journey  through laugher, tension, tears and self-discovery. With an original score by Janet Hood and Book and Lyrics... Continue Reading →

Bring It On – Review

Bring It On: Southwark Playhouse, London Reviewed 14th August 2018 ★★★★★   The British Theatre Academy have taken over the Southwark Playhouse and their UK Premiere of the Broadway hit Bring It On the Musical is packed full of energy and fun. This may be a youth production but these talented performers are the stars... Continue Reading →

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