Re-watching…Charade

Mystery, comedy, romance with plenty of twists, this film is pure escapism. This sleek and immensely enjoyable film from Singin’ in the Rain director Stanley Donen is one of those that you can happily immerse yourself in time and time again. This is partly down to its sense of playfulness, the number of twists and… Read More

Musical Monday: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

This classic musical does seem a little bit dated and plays on stereotypes, but it doesn’t fail to win you over – no matter how reluctantly!  It has to be said, every time that you watch this musical it becomes increasingly clear how much alike the fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs it is.… Read More

First Impressions of… Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

After almost seeing Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre  and hearing the opening number ‘Bless Your Beautiful Hide’, it seemed that I needed to find out how the musical ended. Directed by Stanley Donen and featuring music by Saul Chaplin and Gene de Paul as well as lyrics by Johnny Mercer,… Read More