Wednesday, 28 October 2015

REVIEW: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking

Based on the classic comedy film starring Sir Michael Caine and Steve Martin, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels transports you to the French Riviera and its decadent underworld, as two seasoned swindlers attempt to hoodwink a millionaire heiress. As the pair compete in the true art of the con, they discover there is only room for one of them. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the Musical is a fabulous spectacle about two fraudsters, who are both equally determined to outwit each other, as well as anyone unlucky enough to cross their paths. 

The touring cast is led by Michael Praed as crooner 'Lawrence Jameson' and he is nothing short of outstanding. From his very first appearance, he was instantly likable and performed with smoothness and charm, without being slimy. His dance moves were suave, and his vocals were great. Despite a set malfunction involving a rogue doorknob, (and a forgotten line or two as a result of the raucous laughter from both the audience and actors), he delivered a fantastic performance overall. 

Friday, 16 October 2015

Trevor Dion Nicholas will make his West End debut as the Genie in ALADDIN

Disney announced today that the Tony® Award-winning new musical Aladdin will hold its West End premiere on Thursday 9 June 2016 at the Prince Edward Theatre, with previews from Friday 27 May.

To sign up for exclusive access to the priority booking period, which will open on Friday 23 October 2015, please visit Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday 23 November 2015. Tickets for the initial booking period are available for performances up to and including 1 October 2016.

Broadway cast member Trevor Dion Nicholas will make his London stage debut as Genie. Full casting will be announced in due course.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

REVIEW: West End Heroes 2015 at the Dominion Theatre

This year was the second annual West End Heroes at the Dominion Theatre. Hosted by Christopher Biggins, this was a night of patriotism, passion and pride. Biggins has graced our screens for more than 40 years and is a much-loved face in show business. He brought charisma and character to the evening; his notoriously camp presenting style injected a real sense of fun to the night and he won over the whole crowd with his fabulous style; both in fashion and performance. Any man who can float into a show in a bubble with as much grace as Glinda the Good is worthy of the standing ovation he received at the end of the night.

The evening was led by The Central Band of the Royal Air Force who orchestrated all performances throughout the evening. They were absolutely sensational. The brass section in particular was outstanding, and every member, including the fabulous conductors, should be commended. They were also supported by the West End Heroes choir who performed both as their own group, but also as a support to other acts throughout the night.
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