Review Round Up: Carousel, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

We round up what critics made of this revival of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. iNews: *** “The piece’s vibrant Americana still strains to burst free, but its fizz is deliberately flattened, so there is a nagging sense that it never gets going. But the staging is crammed with texture, even if its concept… Read More

Review Round Up: Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the concert version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s biblical musical. WhatsOnStage: ***** “So it is enormously to the credit of this production, revived and pared back by director Timothy Sheader from his previous award-winning version that has already enjoyed runs at this venue and the Barbican,… Read More

REVIEW: Striking 12, Union Theatre

For those in search of a heartwarming and charmingly unique Christmas show, you might want to pay a visit to the Union Theatre.  Cosy and charming are just two words that fit this lovely little musical inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl, reminding us the power of compassion, hope and understanding –… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of…Striking 12, Union Theatre

Rehearsal images have been released for Oliver Kaderbhai’s production of Striking 12, playing at the Union Theatre from the 28th November. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening…  Inspired by The Little Matchgirl by Hans Christian Andersen, Oliver Kaderbhai’s production of Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda and  Rachel Sheinkin’s musical is set to star Declan… Read More

Review Round Up: Kiss of the Spider Woman, Menier Chocolate Factory

The Menier Chocolate Factory presents Manuel Puig’s novel in a new adaptation by  José Rivera and Allan Baker. Here’s what critics have been saying about it… A provocative tale of love, victimisation, fantasy and the friendship that develops between two strikingly different men imprisoned together in a Latin American jail.  The Stage: *** “Laurie Sansom’s production,… Read More

Review Round Up: Jesus Christ Superstar, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical returns to London  in this new production directed by Timothy Sheader and starring Declan Bennett as Jesus. But is it a worthy revival?  The Guardian: **** Lyn Gardner wrote: “An expected and considerable pleasure that really rocks.” The Telegraph: **** Dominic Cavendish found that: “Superstar’s youthful potency and its Christ-like… Read More