Bat Out Of Hell The Musical Review

The Plot In a dystopian future wild teens wander the apocalyptic streets, mysteriously never aging past 18 years old. The tyrannical Falco rules high above them with his wife and rebellious daughter Raven trapped in a luxurious skyscraper. Until a forbidden romance between Raven and Strat, the rock and roll leader of the Lost youth, [...]

Love In Idleness Review

The Plot As World War 2 draws to a close the domestic bliss between a millionaire Cabinet Minister and a widowed housewife is thrown into turmoil when her young son returns home from Canada. The situation triggers a series of fraught and witty exchanges about politics, love and the class system. The Good Though set [...]

Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour Review

The Plot Six rebellious convent schoolgirls take advantage of a trip to Edinburgh to compete in a choir competition by instead embarking on a series of increasingly wild misadventures shamelessly fuelled by booze and sex. The Good All-female productions and genuine originality are sadly both rare commodities even in the West End. Our ladies delivers [...]

An American In Paris Review

The Plot In Paris during the immediate aftermath of World War 2 an artist, a singer and a composer each find themselves falling for the same mysterious and beautiful young dancer. The three friends purse the object of their affection in very different ways while she in turn wrestles with the conflict between true love [...]

Olivier Awards 2017 Full Nominations List

Best actor in a supporting role in a musical Ian Bartholomew for Half A Sixpence at the Noël Coward Theatre Adam J Bernard for Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre Ben Hunter for The Girls at the Phoenix Theatre Andrew Langtree for Groundhog Day at the Old Vic Best actress in a supporting role in a [...]

Wicked Musical Movie Finally Happening

Surprising precisely nobody, West End and Broadway musical phenomenon Wicked is finally going to make it’s long overdue and seemingly inevitable transfer to the big screen. The long running musical is based on Gregory Maguire’s alternative history take on The Wizard of Oz, re-telling the familiar fantasy tale from the perspective of the witches. The [...]

What’s On Stage Awards 2016 Winners

Winners of the 16th Annual What’s On Stage Awards were announced at a live ceremony on Sunday 21 February at the Prince of Wales theatre in London. Steve Furst hosted the awards alongside guest presenters and several musical theatre stars who performed during the night. Big winners this year includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Gatiss, Lara Pulver, Kinky [...]

The End of Longing Review

The Plot Jack Stephanie, Joseph and Stevie are four lost souls entering their forties and searching for meaning. After sharing one raucous night together in a Downton LA bar their lives become irreversibly entwined in a rollercoaster journey that forces them to confront the darker sides of their relationships. The Good Writer and star Matthew [...]

Just Jim Dale Review

The Plot Carry On comedian, musician and Harry Potter narrator Jim Dale sings, jokes and dances audiences through his lengthy and surprisingly varied career in showbiz for two hours of good natured fun. The Good Jim Dale is best known to generations of fans as a slapstick Carry On star; an Oscar nominated composer and [...]

McQueen Review

The Plot: When British fashion visionary ‘Lee’ Alexander McQueen discovers a strange girl breaking into his studio late one night in search of a pretty dress, an unlikely bond forms between the tormented designer and his mysterious intruder. Instead of calling the police, the pair set out on a strange journey across London in search [...]