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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Lea Michele & Darren Criss LM/DC Tour

Lea Michele & Darren Criss LM/DC Tour: Hammersmith Apollo, London 2nd December 2018 Any fans of Glee will remember Rachel Berry and her desire to hit the stage big time. Well this sold out arena tour proves that Lea Michele, the actress who played Rachel has certainly achieved this. Along with Darren Criss, another favourite... 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 →

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