I’m not really a ballroom dancing kind of guy. I have sometimes caught a bit of ‘Strictly’ (only because its followed by Dr Who) but, on the whole I don’t really know a Paso Doble from a Polka or a Waltz from a Quick-Step, and I have personally taken ‘Dad Dancing’ to new heights of cringe worthiness. Anyway, nothing ventured, nothing gained as they say, so off I went to the Aldwych Theatre to see Dance 'til Dawn which has arrived in London for a 10 week run as part of a highly successful … [Read more...]
Tina The Musical (at the Alwdych Theatre) - based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner.
Review of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical - Terry Eastham
If you only see one musical this year then, firstly you need to go out more and secondly get yourself to the Aldwych and, experience a show that will blow you away. At the Aldwych Theatre.
From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.
Nearest Tube to the Aldwych Theatre: Charing Cross
Tube Lines: Bakerloo, Northern
Railway Station: Charing Cross
Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF
You can accuse Andrew Lloyd Webber of many things – you often do – but you can’t level the charge of uniformity at the subjects he chooses. If you can forgive this blasphemy, given that one such subject was the superstar Jesus Christ, Stephen Ward is arguably his most interesting. He is also the most widely misunderstood. This could have been his own fault, if fault it was. But it was also the fault of a censorious old England not quite yet in its death throes as postwar morality gave ground … [Read more...]