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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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”

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: Cabaret

Cabaret is one of those shows where I keep hearing the name but I’ve never gotten around to checking it out at all. Honestly, before this performance, I’d only heard the beginning parts of the opening song as it was sung by Alan Cummings as part of the opening to the 2015 Tony Awards. So,Continue reading “Review: Cabaret”