Friday, 27 February 2015

JONATHAN SLINGER to replace Alex Jennings as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Jonathan Slinger will play Willy Wonka in the West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the role currently played by Alex Jennings.


Slinger’s first performance will be on Monday 4 May 2015.


Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has quickly become one of the West End’s most popular and successful stage musicals. It has broken multiple records at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where it has been seen by over 1.25 million people since it opened in June 2013. It is currently taking bookings until 4 June 2016.
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Thursday, 5 February 2015

REVIEW: The Full Monty at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking

There was an air oestrogen smothered excitement that enveloped this packed out New Victoria Theatre for the opening night of The Full Monty.

Based on the smash-hit 1997 film, Stephen Beaufoy’s adaptation leads the audience through the trials and tribulations of a group of working class men, on the dole and looking to make a quick buck as wannabe strippers!

Set against a backdrop of the once successful steel works, this production packs a good visual punch throughout with impressive set, effects and a soundtrack fizzing with memories and emotion.

For a story that is so well known and approaching 20 years old, the themes resonate strongly, particularly the underlying tension of the post-Thatcher era still ringing in the ears of the British public. It was a startling reminder and realisation of how far we haven’t come. Hard working families are struggling to stay afloat and it is this message that carries the audience from start to finish.
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Sunday, 1 February 2015

REVIEW: Saturday Night Fever at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking


It upsets me that this is the standard of productions that the British public are watching, there is so much more out there that is amazing but this is what people are paying to watch? I’m confused.

This is a poor quality show, absolutely no love or passion has gone into the creating of this show so there is a flat and dull feeling through out the entire thing. You wait and wait and wait and wait for it to pick up, but it never does. 

Sound issues were a major downfall of this production, I couldn't hear a word most of the cast were singing or speaking however I could hear all the automation and pushing of sets on stage.
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