Review: 42nd Street is an absolute toe tapping triumph!

Review: 42nd Street is an absolute toe tapping triumph!

42nd Street By Peter May ***** “Musical comedy – the most glorious words in the English language”. Not my words but of the character Julian Marsh utters mid way through this production. It would be hard to argue with that statement as this latest revival is positively stunning. From start to finish this toe tapping […]

Review: The Life at the Southwark Playhouse

Review:  The Life at the Southwark Playhouse

The Life **** By Peter May When you think of 42nd Street and Times Square you wouldn’t necessarily think of pimps and hookers. Set in the 1980’s before its regeneration, this engaging musical set amongst the seedy underworld of drugs and prostitution sheds some light on the characters that thrive (or at least try to) […]

Review: La Cage aux Folles makes a triumphant return

Review: La Cage aux Folles makes a triumphant return

La Cage aux Folles By Peter May ***** It’s strangely stirring to hear, amid so much misery, uncertainty, doom and gloom, a song that proclaims: “The best of times is now./So hold this moment fast,/And live and love/As hard as you know how.” Bill Kenwrights’s terrific Olivier-winning revival of La Cage aux Folles stops by […]

Caravaggio. . . and beyond

Caravaggio. . . and beyond

The youthful Risen Christ, his face illumined by heavenly light, with raised right hand blesses the simple meal of bread, meat and fruit: the two startled disciples at once recognise him; the innkeeper stands bewildered. This moment of Christ’s revelation and disciples’ recognition [Luke 24.31] is majestically depicted in Caravaggio’s The Supper at Emmaus [1602] […]

Review: School of Rock is a show that truly rocks!

Review: School of Rock is a show that truly rocks!

School of Rock By Peter May ***** Fans of this new hit musical have Andrew Lloyd Webber’s children to thank, for it was them who persuaded him to sit down and watch the 2003 Jack Black classic in the first place. Seven long years of his wife negotiating the rights with Paramount Pictures to adapt […]

Review: The Sound of Music

Review: The Sound of Music

By Peter May **** Maria has nothing to worry about because there were certainly no problems involved with this latest touring reincarnation of the famous musical. Staying true to the original, all of the characters remain the same but its cherry on top of the cake is with its casting choice in the name of […]

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