Review: The Grinning Man

Victor Hugo’s novels have proved to attract and inspire the creation of wonderful theatre. From the world famous Les Miserables and Disney’s theatrical adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame the latest addition to this collection is L’Homme qui rit (The Man Who Laughs) which has been adapted into Tom Morris’ (War Horse) The Grinning Man. Hugo is my favorite authorContinue reading “Review: The Grinning Man”

Review: Gallowglass

Ruth Rendell is undoubtedly an intriguing author and the stories she crafts are signs of an intuitive imagination concerning the murder-mystery genre. However, the theatrical adaptions of her novels on stage add yet another level of intrigue and craft which is always interesting to watch. This is what drew me to Gallowglass from Middle GroupContinue reading “Review: Gallowglass”

Review: Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon is touring! After an incredibly successful revival at the West End’s Prince Edward Theatre, Cameron Macintosh’s juggernaut of a production transferred both to Broadway and onto a UK Tour. This UK Tour has now landed in Cardiff’s Millennium Centre with quite a long run straight over Christmas and New Year. So of course,Continue reading “Review: Miss Saigon”

Legally Blonde: The Musical Review

Legally Blonde has returned to the UK. I remember this show as one of the first musicals that I saw all the way through, years ago when I was really getting into them by searching for anything that I could on YouTube, thanks to the MTV screening of the original cast. I really love thatContinue reading “Legally Blonde: The Musical Review”

Review: West Side Story

To this day, I have no idea how I’ve managed to not see West Side Story all the way through. I own the 1961 film adaptation but I’ve just never sat down to watch it and when the last UK Tour came around in 2013 I just wasn’t looking out for it. So, when OrbitContinue reading “Review: West Side Story”