REVIEW: Rumi: The Musical – An epic story with music, lyrics & everything to match – a truly unforgettable theatrical experience

Photo: Jane Hobson Venue: London Coliseum Performance Date: 23 November 2021 Reviewer: Leyla Demirel Star Rating: ★★★★★ The choice to adapt the life of a 13th-century philosopher and poet into a musical may seem somewhat strange. However, Rumi, is not just any poet. His influence has transcended borders, religion, conflict, and time, touching millions around […]

REVIEW: SIX The Musical – The Queens continue to reign supreme over the West End

SIX the Musical – London Cast – Pamela Raith Photography Venue: Vaudeville Theatre, London Performance Date: 09 November 2021 Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Star Rating: ★★★★★ It’s nigh on inconceivable to think of a world without SIX the Musical. It’s also fairly inconceivable to believe that a short four years ago, this global phenomenon of a show was […]

REVIEW: Mamma Mia! – still a West End Super Trouper

MAMMA MIA! London 2021 – 2022 Cast. Photo by Brinkhoff Mögenburg Venue: Novello Theatre, London Performance Date: 30 September 2021 Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Star Rating: ★★★★★ There are few musicals in London that are as synonymous with the West End as MAMMA MIA! the seventh-longest running show in West End history, which blasted onto the scene in […]

REVIEW: Blithe Spirit a fine nod to the original, bookended by some splendid individual performances, makes for a delightfully funny night out

Blithe Spirit ®Nobby Clark – Geoffrey Streatfeild (Charles) & Lucy Robinson (Mrs Bradman) & Jennifer Saunders (Madame Arcati) & Lisa Dillon (Ruth) & Simon Coates (Dr Bradman) Venue: Harold Pinter Theatre Performance Date: 21 September 2021 Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Star Rating: ★★★★ It’s safe to say that COVID took a gargantuan jackhammer to the theatre industry leaving […]

REVIEW: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella – it’s dark, it’s funny and after a tumultuous 18 months we ALL shall go to the Ball!

Carrie Hope Fletcher and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as Cinderella and the Stepmother – Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton Venue: Gillian Lynne Theatre, London Reviewer: Sophie Mills Star Rating: ★★★★ It’s been six years since a new musical featuring the compositions of Andrew Lloyd Webber has graced the West End. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella has been hotly anticipated since its […]

NEWS: Catching Comets transfers to London after Edinburgh Fringe 2019 run

Catching Comets production image – Sophie Giddens Catching Comets is two stories told at the same time: a disaster movie about falling in love and a rom-com about the end of the world. Following their acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019, Ransack Theatre now present the London premiere of this multidimensional mash-up. A brilliantly […]

REVIEW: Les Misérables: The Staged Concert – as stirring & iconic as ever

Ashley Gilmour as Enjolras and Company in Les Misérables – Photograph Johan Persson Venue: Sondheim Theatre Lyrics Alain Boubill & Herbert Kretzmer Book: Claude-Michel Schonberg Director: James Powell Reviewer: Leyla Demirel Star Rating: ★★★★★ The longest-running musical in the West End, Les Misérables has gone through a few changes and theatres but is currently back at the Sondheim […]

REVIEW: Love Love Love

Love Love Love at Lyric Hammersmith – Photo Helen Maybanks Venue: Lyric Hammersmith, London Performance Date: 11 March 2020 Reviewer: Leyla Demirel Star Rating: ★★★1/2 Spanning across 3 decades, Love Love Love is a show that centres around couple Ken and Sandra and charts their life progression from young and carefree university students to parents […]

REVIEW: Lipstick – a new show with a whole lot of heart

April Hughes (Tommy), Helen Aluko (Jordan). Photo by Lidia Crisafulli Venue: Southwark Playhouse, London Writer: Lily Shahmoon Director: Ed White Performance Date: 09 March 2020 Reviewer: Leyla Demirel Star Rating: ★★★1/2 Tommy is a teenage boy who fears everything – especially how other kids at school would react if they saw him putting on lipstick. […]