REVIEW: Les Misérables – Stirring, empowering, heart-breaking, and rousing

Les Misérables TOUR. The Company. Photo Danny Kaan Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 29 April 2022 Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Star Rating: ★★★★1/2 There are few musicals that truly stand the test of time, certainly not those who enjoy continued and unadulterated success. Les Misérables is one such musical. Still a stalwart of the West end, […]

REVIEW: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – A joyous production that fully deserves its place in the spotlight

Lara Denning (Miss Hedge) and Layton Williams (Jamie New) in the Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Tour. Photo credit Matt Crockett Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 19 April 2022 Reviewer: Jo Neville Star Rating: ★★★★1/2 Contemporary and fresh with an unbreakable mother and son relationship at its heart, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, celebrates love, friendship, and […]

REVIEW: Singin’ in the Rain – Less rain, more singing

The Singin’ in the Rain company Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 12 April 2022 Reviewer: Ely King Star Rating: ★★ Singin’ in the Rain oddly doesn’t feature that much rain, or that much singing, for a musical anyway. Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, Singin’ in the Rain features the famous song of the same […]

REVIEW: The Addams Family – they are creepy and they’re kooky… a solid transition from screen to stage

The cast of THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Credit Pamela Raith Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 11 January 2022 Reviewer: Ely King Star Rating: ★★★1/2 The Addams Family is a truly cult-classic creation. After rising to popularity in the ’60s, The Addams Family have spanned comics, TV series, and movies alike, securing their spot as one of the most well-known ‘spooky-comedies’.  The […]

REVIEW: Hairspray – a high-octane celebration of individuality and inclusion

Hairspray UK Tour Production Image – Photography by Mark Senior Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 16 November 2021 Reviewer: Ely King Star Rating: ★★★★1/2 Based on the film written by John Waters, Hairspray dances onto Milton Keynes’ for the week as part of their UK Tour. With the beginning of the tour running in parallel […]

REVIEW: Waitress the Musical UK Tour – a delectable slice of musical theatre perfection

WAITRESS Tour Lucie Jones as Jenna, Sandra Marvin as Becky, Evelyn Hoskins as Dawn Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 04 October 2021 Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Star Rating: ★★★★ Waitress the Musical is the quintessential tale of a small-town girl with big dreams. Gifted pie-maker Jenna is trapped in an abusive marriage working in a local diner. […]