The Monk is based on a Gothic novel by Matthew Gregory Lewis from the late 1700s and has not previously been staged in the UK. This new production is written by Benji Sperring and developed by the company. Barons Court Theatre is a small fringe theatre located underneath a pub. The space has a low ceiling and is a very fitting staging for this story based in a monastery. The stage is centred in the space with pillars on each corner, and the simple addition of a few candles and a statue are … [Read more...]
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Not really a review of Loserville... It’s undeniable that popular culture is having a geek chic period. The Big Bang Theory with its lovable geeks on television, the vast amount of superhero movies, and now Loserville, a new musical about geeks in the early 70s. Loserville is your fairly standard jocks vs nerds story, with the ultimate message that you should be who you are and someone will love you for it. It’s hardly subtle, with a lead character named Michael Dork you can’t really expect … [Read more...]
We went along to see the touring production of Legally Blonde The Musical at the New Wimbledon Theatre this week and what a fabulous show it is. We went to see Legally Blonde several times at the Savoy Theatre and the touring production is comparable to the tremendously successful show that we have seen in the West End. The only difference between the touring production and at the Savoy Theatre appears to a slight modification to some of the scenery, but unless you were a regular at the Savoy … [Read more...]
In just under a weeks time Wicked the smash hit musical which tells the hidden story of the Wizard of Oz, will celebrate it's 6th year of residency at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and judging by the packed theatre on a Wednesday evening performance, this is a show that is not yet short of steam. Stephen Shwartz's Wicked, in short, tells the story of Frank Baum's classic the Wizard of Oz, but pans the camera slightly off frame. It follows the story of two unlikely friends Glinda and Elphaba who … [Read more...]
The Landor Theatre's production of Curtains written by the music and lyrics team Kander and Ebb, is an absolute delight. It is a hilarious pastiche, but this cast keep the truth shining through at every moment. The Landor is one of the earliest fringe theatres, starting life in 1994. Its focus is primarily on producing or housing musical theatre productions in an intimate environment. Curtains had its world premiere in 2006 in Los Angeles, transferring to Broadway later in 2007. A show … [Read more...]