REVIEW: Blithe Spirit – Royal Exchange, Manchester

Whilst in Manchester I was looking around for something to fill the evenings and I decided to give Sarah Frankcom’s new production of Noel Coward’s 1941 play “Blithe Spirit” a whirl; playing at the Royal Exchange Theatre until 23rd January 2010. I was very much aware that the (completely separate/independent) 2009 Broadway revival production had […]

FILM REVIEW: NINE [2009]

Awful… boring… hated it. Friends and regular visitors will know that I am a massive supporter of the world of musical theatre, however I cannot say that I cared for this musical one bit (and neither have the critics it seems!) NINE is a musical that oft slips through the cracks, especially in the UK […]

Where The Wild Things Are [2009]

I had opportunity t’other day to finally get to see ‘Where The Wild Things Are’, the much hyped film by Spike Jonze (and based on the rather spiffing kids picture book of the same name by Maurice Sendak). I will say it now – I was disappointed, more so when I came out of the […]

REVIEW: Never Forget – Savoy Theatre, London

Yesterday evening I was at the Savoy Theatre, London for the press night of Never Forget, the new musical which is largely based around the songs of Mancunian boy band Take That. I say ‘new’… however, as a Mancunian, I was fortunate enough to hear about the creation of this musical production well in advance […]

REVIEW: Marguerite – Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

This evening I was fortunate enough to be invited along to the Press Night for one of the West End’s newest openings, Marguerite. This opening marks the world premiere of a new musical collaboration between Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg (Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and Martin Guerre) and the Oscar award-winning musical legend Michel Legrand […]