REVIEW: Heathers The Musical – “Get in quick while you can, catch some incredible young actors before they make it big – A real night of Big Fun!”

Rebecca Wickes (Veronica) & the cast of Heathers The Musical – UK Tour 2021 – Photo by Pamela Raith Venue: The Alexandra, Birmingham Performance Date: 21 September 2021 Reviewer: Sophie Mills Star Rating: ★★★★★ If you ask any teenage theatre fan what their favourite musical is, Heathers The Musical will easily break top five. Fortunately for theatre […]

REVIEW: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – be you, be real, be fabulous – a heart-warming story about found family and owning who you are

Layton Williams (Jamie New) and Sharan Phull (Pritti) in the Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Tour. Photo credit Matt Crockett Venue: The Alexandra, Birmingham Performance Date: 14 September 2021 Reviewer: Sophie Mills Star Rating: ★★★★ Jamie Campbell hit headlines in 2011 as a 16-year-old drag queen, banned from his prom for wearing a dress. Now his story is in […]

REVIEW: Rock of Ages – what the show lacks in plot, it sure makes up for in volume

Rock of Ages UK Tour – 2018/19 Production Image by Richard Davenport Venue: The Alexandra, Birmingham Performance Date: 10 September 2021 Reviewer: Sophie Mills Star Rating: ★★1/2 The party show that is Rock of Ages has embarked on another tour of the UK, bringing rock hits of the 80s to our much-loved playhouses. This particular iteration has […]

REVIEW: Thriller Live – The Michael Jackson tribute crying out for reinvention

Thriller UK Tour: Photo Venue: The Alexandra, Birmingham Performance Date: 03 June 2019 Star Rating: ★★  Despite the controversy and unwanted headlines that plagued him during his life, and that haven’t abated since his premature death in 2009, the enduring strength of Michael Jackson’s musical legacy is undeniable. Still widely regarded as the undisputed […]

REVIEW: American Idiot – Anarchy, rebellion and a whole host of broken dreams

American Idiot UK Tour 2019 – Photo Credit: Mark-Dawson Venue: The Alexandra, Birmingham Performance Date: 09 April Star Rating: ★★★ Green Day‘s explosive rock musical American Idiot is back in Birmingham as it celebrates its 10th anniversary and also the 15th anniversary of the influential, Grammy-award winning concept album on which it is based. Winner of two Tony […]