Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

This performance gets four stars due to the pure joy of both cast and audience, after a long eighteen months of waiting and waiting and waiting. Well, that and a stonking list of over twenty-five rock anthems such as Don’t Stop Believin’, We Built This City, The Final...
Overtures Piano Bar at The Hippodrome Casino

Overtures Piano Bar at The Hippodrome Casino

Maybe it’s because Mini Sardines went down with Gastroentaritis the same night, maybe it’s because I felt a distinct clique at Overtures, maybe it’s because the PR people – whose job was surely to make sure I had a great time – completely...
MTA Showcase 2021

MTA Showcase 2021

It is always a pleasure to see young people achieving and to enjoy the work of qualifying performers at the start of their careers. Staged at Leicester Square Theatre (and live-streamed) this graduate showcase amply displayed the talents of its seventeen new...
Grease

Grease

Photo: Sean Ebsworth Barnes I must have seen the stage show of Grease at least half a dozen times – and that’s not including the 1978 film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John …which famously featured a bunch of 30-somethings playing...
Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid

Commissioned by NYMT in 2017, this revival showcases the talents of an enthusiastic, talented young company and, as ever, it’s the imaginative direction (lots of slow motion with chairs, for instance) which really lifts it. Richard Hough’s feel-good, happy ending...
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