Matthew Bourne’s Romeo + Juliet: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review

Brett Morris describes Prokofiev’s ballet score for Romeo and Juliet as “arguably the greatest romantic ballet score of the 20th century”. Matthew Bourne, on the other hand, has chosen to emphasise the tragedy of Shakespeare’s classic love story as he supplants the tale from fair Verona into an institution in the not too distant future.Continue reading “Matthew Bourne’s Romeo + Juliet: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review”

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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review: Shrek the Musical [UK Tour]

Shrek: The Musical is based on the highly successful 2001 Dreamwork’s film and part of the wide-reaching franchise it created. Originally opening on Broadway, after a trial run in Seattle, in 2008 the show was revamped for a West End production to open in 2011. Since these two runs, the show has toured frequently andContinue reading “⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review: Shrek the Musical [UK Tour]”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review: War Horse [2017/18 UK Tour]

As I’m incredibly interested in the use of puppetry in theatrical productions it has always been a dream of mine to see War Horse in person. So, last May I booked tickets for the current UK Tour of War Horse during its stop in Cardiff. After opening at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse, unfortunately, concluded its West EndContinue reading “⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review: War Horse [2017/18 UK Tour]”

Experience: Toby Olié, Make Space Studios

Everyone who knows me personally knows that I am a huge fan of puppetry in theatre. I’d go so far as to say that puppetry can very quickly become my favourite part of a show if it is done well. Therefore, a lot of my favourite shows such as War Horse and The Grinning Man are veryContinue reading “Experience: Toby Olié, Make Space Studios”

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”