REVIEW: Jason Kravits – Off The Top: A thoroughly enjoyable evening of hilarity & randomness

Jason Kravits live at Crazy Coqs - Photo Credit: Danny Kaan Venue: The Crazy Coqs Performance Date: 13 January 2020 Star Rating: ★★★★ Reviewer: Alexia Anderson It’s impossible not to feel nervous for anyone who vulnerably puts themselves on stage, sans script, with absolutely no idea what they are about to say, sing or...

REVIEW: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – A must-see pantomime masterclass

The cast of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Birmingham Hippodrome - Photo credit: Paul Coltas Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome Performance Date: 08 January 2020 Star Rating: ★★★★★ Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Most of us may be in the post-Christmas slump but that hasn’t stopped Birmingham Hippodrome’s panto extravaganza from banishing those January blues with...

REVIEW: Aladdin – Run, don’t walk to this outstanding festive, frolic of a panto

Lee Mead, Joe Pasquale, Debra Michaels and David Robbins in Aladdin at Milton Keynes Theatre – Image: Contributed Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 11 December 2019 Star Rating: ★★★★★ Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Come panto season, Milton Keynes Theatre can always be relied upon to pull out all the stops and deliver a gold-plated...

REVIEW: Beauty & The Beast – with a sensational cast, this panto classic is a roaring success

La Voix and ensemble in Beauty and the Beast at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Venue: Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Performance Date: 10 December 2019 Star Rating: ★★★★ Reviewer: Alexia Anderson When we think of panto, we think of fabulous costumes, hilarious mishaps and a Kenneth Williams-worthy amount of double entendres. We think of bright lights, cheesy...

REVIEW: SIX – Girl Power done right!

The cast of SIX UK Tour - Photo Credit Johan Persson Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 25 November 2019 Star Rating: ★★★★★ Reviewer: Sam Dunning Arguably one of the most famous groups of women in history, Henry VIII’s wives have been the subject of countless TV biopics, school projects, and non-fiction books. You’d...

REVIEW: Fame the Musical – Packed full of talent

Fame The Musical - Photo credit Alessia Chinazzo Venue: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Performance Date: 19 November 2019 Star Rating: ★★★1/2 Reviewer: Sophie Mills Fame is the beating heart of a generation of musical theatre lovers and has jazz hands-ed its way into Wolverhampton Grand Theatre thanks to Selladoor Worldwide. Next year marks the 40th...

REVIEW: Reputation – A hidden gem of a show bursting with nostalgia

Maddy Banks and the cast of Reputation - Photo Credit: Donato Venue: The Other Palace Theatre, London Performance Date: 06 November 2019 Star Rating: ★★★★ Reviewer: Leyla Demirel Think back to the golden age of musicals. Soprano love ballads, chorus girls with huge smiles dancing in perfect synchronisation, an easy to follow plot and...

REVIEW: Kinky Boots – Laughter, tears, music, dance & endless fun, all shoe-horned into two sparkling hours…

The cast of Kinky Boots – UK Tour 2019 – Photo by Helen Maybanks Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 29 October 2019 Star Rating: ★★★★ Reviewer: Sam Dunning Many modern musicals showcase music and lyrics written by famous performers. From pop stars to rock groups, the involvement of already well-known and successful musicians...

REVIEW: Saturday Night Fever – Dance extravaganza, but not a musical theatre masterpiece

The cast of Saturday Night Fever - UK Tour 2019 - Photo by Paul Coltas Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 15 October 2019 Star Rating: ★★★ Reviewer: Sam Dunning John Travolta danced his way into stardom in 1977 by taking on the now iconic role of Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. Although...

REVIEW: Rocky Horror Show – It’s saucy, it’s sexy & it’s a whirlwind of a night at the theatre

The Rocky Horror Show UK Tour 2019 - Image contributed Venue: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Performance Date: 14 October 2019 Star Rating: ★★★★ Reviewer: Sophie Mills Nothing says ‘cult theatre’ like the Rocky Horror Show. Translated into over 20 languages and played in more than 30 countries, it’s been 46 years since the Rocky Horror...