REVIEW: Mascherato: The Musical – Original Studio Recording

Vivid and romantic, this new musical by Michael Elderkin and James Willett has great potential. While lockdown has prevented live performances in theatre, there is still plenty of hope and new work that has been shared consistently – but one of the most ambitious yet is this recording of a brand new musical Mascherato. Featuring… Read More

REVIEW: Candide, The Grange Festival (online)

This 2018 concert production of Bernstein’s operetta is has plenty of personality, with a beautiful score that performed exquisitely by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Based on the 1759 novel by Voltaire, Leonard Bernstein’s operetta is a lively retelling of a story filled with action, adventure and romance that takes place all over the world as… Read More

REVIEW: Les Miserables: The Staged Concert, Gielgud Theatre (Digital Download)

A glorious and musically powerful staged concert version of the beloved musical that manages to maintain the drama. Released on digital download given the current lockdown in place, this 2019 concert version of Les Miserables ran at the Gielgud Theatre while the musical’s home transformed from the Queen’s Theatre to the Sondheim Theatre is rousing… Read More

NEWS: Les Misérables -The Staged Concert is Set to Be Released as Digital Download

Cameron Mackintosh has today announced that Les Misérables –The Staged Concert will be released for digital download tomorrow 20th April. Set to be released tomorrow in the UK and Australia, it was also confirmed that this digital only release of the production will also help raise funds  for performers, musicians and the NHS. For every digital download,… Read More

NEWS: Final Casting Announced for Les Misérables -The Staged Concert

The staged concert will run at the Gielgud Theatre from the 10th August. Cameron Mackintosh has announced that Shan Ako and Lily Kerhoas will complete the principle casting for Les Misérables -The Staged Concert to play the roles as Éponine and Cosette respectively. They join the previously announced Michael Ball as Javert, Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine,Matt Lucas as Thénardier, Rob Houchen as… Read More

Review Round Up: The Light in the Piazza, Royal Festival Hall

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the UK premiere of Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas’s musical. Time Out: ** “Still, these lyrical passages aren’t matched by this production’s clumsy staging: the substantial plaster bum of a Roman statue looms over a dated-feeling curve of Florentine scenery, which feels strangely cramped in Southbank… Read More

NEWS: London Musical Theatre Orchestra Release Debut Album

The live recording of the London Musical Theatre’s concert performance of Girlfriends, by Emmy Award-winner Howard Goodall and recorded at Bishopsgate Institute has been released. The London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s live recording of their concert performance of Howard Goodall’s Girlfriends has been released on CD and digital download. Recorded at the Bishopsgate Institute, the album… Read More

NEWS: Further Casting Announced for The Light in the Piazza

The musical will play for a limited run at the Royal Festival Hall  from the 14th June. Joining the previously announced Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron, the production directed by  Olivier award-winner, Daniel Evans is also set to star: Rob Houchen,Celinde Schoenmaker, Liam Tamne, Marie McLaughlin and Malcolm Sinclair. Casting for the role of Signor Naccarelli, Fabrizio’s father has yet to be announced. Meanwhile, the company will also include  Matthew Woodyatt,… Read More

REVIEW: Girlfriends, London Musical Theatre Orchestra, Bishopsgate Institute

There is no doubting the strength of Howard Goodall’s beautiful score, with the cast of the London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s latest concert delivering highly emotional performances.    The London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s latest concert performance brings to life the glorious score of Howard Goodall’s Girlfriends, complete with an all-star cast who capture the courage and… Read More

REVIEW: Eugenius!, The Other Palace

Witty, refreshing and unique – Eugenius returns to recapture the hearts of geeks everywhere. Having experienced the previous run of Eugenius earlier this year, I knew exactly what to expect from this heart-warming new musical – and as predicted, I had a lovely time returning to the story I fell in love with before. Eugenius… Read More