Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

The past run of shows at The Savoy Theatre have been like reading my musical wish list for the West End. It started with Gypsy, then along came Funny ...

Assisted Suicide - The Musical: A Song, A Dance And Maybe A Reason To Live?

Mik Scarlet | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

Not many writers of a stage musical would attempt to explore deeply contentious and troubling issues of the day. Big issues don't really lend themselves to up beat song and dance, and most audiences don't usually find themselves clapping along to show tunes with a serious edge...

Thoroughly Modern Millie at The Landor Theatre

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

I didn't realise at the time, but Thoroughly Modern Millie seems to be a somewhat of a divisive show amongst critics. Some can't see past it's over-the-top exterior, and some love it for that very same reason. I can safely say that I'm from the latter way of thinking.

Beyond Bollywood, The Musical Comes to London!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

This week saw the opening of the brand new west-end musical 'Beyond Bollywood' making its UK Premiere at the London Palladium, just seconds from Oxfor...

The Sweet Sound of 'She Loves Me'

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

The show revolves around a little shop in Budapest and two of its employees. Despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, through lonely hearts ads they unknowingly become each other's anonymous pen pals and a world of witty romance evolves.

'Urinetown' Delivers Toilet Humour

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

At the beginning of Urinetown, you are told that this isn't your typical musical, and they're not kidding. After a three year run on Broadway, this unconventional toilet-based musical has arrived at the Apollo theatre; bringing it's host of odd characters and even odder storyline along with it.

Theatre Review: The Light Princess, National Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

It's finally here! After four years and even a postponement a couple of years ago, "the Tori Amos musical" has finally arrived at the National. For a show so long in the making, it has more flaws than you would expect but they cannot dim the magic of The Light Princess.

Horse Meat: The Musical

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK

It was an unbridled disaster that caused a right mare for Tesco, but now the horse meat scandal is set to be immortalised in a musical homage. The ...

Edinburgh Fringe 2013, Truly Rich Pickings

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

I enjoy the unexpected nature of shows at the Fringe, as with one walk up the Royal Mile and you could be sold on ten shows you had never even heard of before. The festival is a wonderful chance to take in all types of entertainment, so my advice is to take a chance on the unexpected, you never know what you might discover.

Sam Parker

Book Of Mormon: How Two Cult Cartoon Potty Mouths Ended Up Reinventing Musical Theatre | Sam Parker | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

The most eye-catching poster plastered on billboards these past six months has undoubtedly been for 'The Book Of Mormon', the comedy musical that open...

Fashion Victim The Musical | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Style

February is a fashionable month. With the major industry weeks happening in New York, London, Milan and Paris most of us can only watch from the wings...

Matthew Tucker

Whitney Houston Lives On - The Bodyguard Musical Hits The West End | Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.12.2012 | Home

This year, the entertainment world mourned the death of the most awarded female act of all time - Whitney Houston passed away in a Beverly Hills hotel...

I'm Singin' in the Rain, Just Singin' in the Rain...

Kate Lawson | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kate Lawson

For someone who prefers to avoid the West End's theatrical offerings, I was left grinning from ear to ear after this show, and although I hate to admit it, I also had a slight feeling of joy in my heart.

LISTEN: George Galloway 'Writing Dusty Springfield Musical'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics

Geroge Galloway has written a musical based on the life of 1960s British soul singer Dusty Springfield. The Respect MP for Bradford West told a sur...

Why Fans of The Dark Knight Should Embrace Batman: The Musical

Will Brooker | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Will Brooker

I'm a Batman fan. I love Batman. Not in that way. Well, maybe in that way. It's hard to tell, isn't it? There are so many different Batmen.

Sweeney Todd and the Figuring of London

Hesham Zakai | Posted 17.06.2012 | Home
Hesham Zakai

From the heap of slain corpses deep in the cellar of a pie shop, Jonathan Kent breathes fresh life into the latest production of this timeless classic, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Sweeney Todd on the West End: Review

Luke Jones | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Luke Jones

Although I am reliably told it is a 'classic', before I saw the new West End revival, the only things I knew about Sweeney Todd were the two words 'Sweeney' and 'Todd'. I was the proverbial blank canvas going into the performance - I didn't know what to expect, what the story was, what the music was like: nothing.

WATCH: 'Batman And Robin: The Musical'? Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger? It Can't Be...

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Comedy

1997's Batman And Robin is a terrible, terrible film. All bat-nipples and bat-crotches, manic punnery and unwanted cartoonishness, it's a million mile...

January (Baby) Blues

Marlon Roudette | Posted 02.04.2012 | Home
Marlon Roudette

Lana Del Rey was sitting behind me on my flight to Berlin this morning. I can empathise with being thrust into the spotlight before you've had a chance to catch yourself. Trying to grow as an artist and a person under intense scrutiny is a nightmare. Some people seem desperate to label her as a fake. Why can't it just be a good tune sung by a beautiful girl?

VIDEO: 'Phantom Of The Opera' Celebrates 25 Years With Cast Reunion

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

The Phantom Of The Opera has celebrated its 25th anniversary with a packed out performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Original cast member...

Russell Crowe Joins Hugh Jackman In 'Les Miserables' Musical

Posted 09.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Russell Crowe will be playing vengeful Javert in the Les Miserables film. The Robin Hood star is confirmed to take the role of...

The Very Highly Talented and now Slightly Forgotten Anthony Newley

John Fleming | Posted 03.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
John Fleming

I once tried to book Anthony Newley on Channel 4's The Last Resort With Jonathan Ross and failed. I talked to his British agent Jeremy Hicks, while N...

Has Leona Lewis Gone For The Chop | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK Style

When we first clapped eyes on these pictures of Leona Lewis out in London last night, we thought she'd reached for the scissors and got herself a chic...

Victoria Wood - That day we Sang at The Manchester International Festival - "It was joyful"

Collette Walsh | Posted 06.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Collette Walsh

My mum never goes to the theatre but the offer to join me at Victoria Wood's new musical play, That Day We Sang, was met with an instant acceptance: "Victoria Wood?"