Friday, 19 August 2016

REVIEW: Sally's Alright at the Etcetera Theatre

We’ve all got it – that idea of what our lives could have been, if only this had happened, or that had happened, or we’d known such and such earlier…  And Sally’s Alright is one woman’s account of how it all went wrong.

Written by and starring Sarah Tattersall, the story charts character Sally’s arrival in Brighton and quick rise to “professional personality”.  Desperate to obtain fame and prove her parents wrong, she embarks on a journey reminiscent of a soap opera.  It’s an interesting and well told story, but despite the way it is billed it doesn’t work as a comedy - more a witty and engaging monologue.  


Saturday, 6 August 2016

REVIEW: Guys & Dolls at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking

After a hugely successful run at The Savoy theatre, Guys and Dolls transferred to The Phoenix theatre in London, and launched a nationwide tour. Having seen the production at The Savoy with Jamie Parker, Siubhan Harrison, Sophie Thompson and David Haig, I had high expectations of the tour that the cast, the sets, the choreography and all would be just as good as the London show. Featuring a stellar track list including favourites like ‘If I Were A Bell’, ‘Luck Be A Lady’ and ‘Sit Down, You’re Rocking The Boat’. 

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

REVIEW: All or Nothing at the Vaults Theatre Waterloo

Enthusiasm, energy and passion. The latest offering at The Vaults in Waterloo has all three in spades, as this unique venue welcomes the return of All or Nothing, The Musical 

I'll admit that I went in knowing next to nothing about either the music or the story, but that didn't matter at all. The show is cheeky, sharp and effortless, so as long as you head in with an open mind and a sense of humour, it's a guaranteed good time!

Monday, 1 August 2016

Monthly Obsessions! July 2016

Actress of the Month - Natasha J Barnes (Funny Girl)

Natasha J Barnes

Actress of the Month - Natasha J Barnes (Funny Girl)
After Sheridan Smith's dramatic, temporary departure from Funny Girl at The Savoy Theatre, understudy Natasha J Barnes stepped up to take on the leading role of 'Fanny Brice'. Winning over critics, and audiences alike, Barnes has proved, not only her own immeasurable talent, but the talent of understudies/swings/standbys in theatre companies everywhere, and in such a high-profile role takeover, has handled herself with grace and integrity. She’s earned the respect of theatre-goers and proved the haters wrong. For this, she's my winning actress for this month!
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