And the shows available for you to stream just keep rolling in.
One of the only positives I can see about this whole thing right now is that people who might not usually get the opportunity to go to the theatre (too far away, too expensive) have the chance to see some of the best shows around.
So here are the next batch for your enjoyment.
We will of course get reviewing as many as we can.
#Tweetingit – Sequins, costume reveals, skirt removals, questionable sexual content, bearded ladies, rollerskates, leather, 8 of the best shows in the west end, not a nul points, duff note or tech fault in sight AND LULU! An amazing evening for an incredible cause
What a night. I could not imagine a better treat than seeing 8 of the best West End casts performing on the same stage in the same night. Not only that but we had this year’s
Eurovision entry, Surie, last year’s Eurovision entry, Lucie Jones, (“Fucking”) Lulu, an appearance from Leslie Joseph, Cheryl Baker, and Graham Norton, a fantastic host in Richard Gauntlett, and an amazing judging panel of Alene Phillips, John Partridge and Tom Allen. And finally, to top it all off, it was for the amazing cause which is TheatreMAD – supporting those with HIV and AIDs.
Now, I am going to be honest from the start, I am a huge John Barrowman fan and I went into this show beyond excited; I was certain it was going to be amazing. I did, however, have a slight feeling of nervousness; what if it wasn’t as good as I hoped? What if my John Barrowman fandom was misinformed? (spoiler: I can assure you it isn’t). You can, therefore, either take this review as being something which was inevitable, or think that it must have been as incredible as I am about to tell you it was as, being such a fan, I would be more critical and, had it not been perfect, would have been super disappointed. (see Dirty Dancing the musical or the most recent version of Miss Saigon).
Whether you love music, comedy, circus, cabaret or something else – there is something for everyone at this year’s Underbelly!
TWO WEEKS UNTIL BUMPER 10th YEAR KICKS OFF – HERE’S WHAT’S COMING UP IN APRIL
Highlights include: Circus Abyssinia, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, The Dark Room, Nina Conti & Aliens Love Underpants
6 APRIL–30 SEPTEMBER, SOUTHBANK, LONDON SE1 8XX
Now preparing for a 10th year on the Southbank and having smashed through the million-tickets-sold barrier last year, Underbelly Festival Southbank will open in just two weeks with a dazzling array of circus, comedy, cabaret, family entertainment, food and drink.
#Tweeingit – Véronic voice is something worth going to hear but the show itself, falls slightly flat.
I went into this show with mixed feelings. I have seen a number of people doing impersonations of singers, and I usually just watch the one song – perhaps one song with many impersonations within it. So I didn’t really know how a 2 hour show would work or how it wouldn’t get samey or dull. Sadly, my mixed feelings were mostly validated within the first half an hour or so.
Véronic Dicaire is a Canadian protege of Celine Dion, and you can really see why; she has a seriously good voice. The notes she hits reaches and the spot on vocals are something to be more than praised but unfortunately, the majority of the impersonations lacked something, and the show itself did not bring the comedy, choreography or party vibe that one might hope for at such a show.
A couple of months ago I attended the Its Unknown launch party in London. It’s Unknown are experts at creating bizarre but amazingly fun evenings based on something you kind of recognise, jazzed up a bit.
For over a decade Jonny Unknown & the team have been creating some of London’s most innovative nights out. Their aim – to take people just far enough out of their comfort zone that they wholly engage and leave with a lasting impression of an extra-special occasion.
#Tweetingit – 4**** This show is crazy, raucous, bloody brilliant and bound to leave you with a mental scar or two – JUST GO!
The theatre – traditional high culture, a sophisticated night out – sit back relax and enjoy a lovely play, the obvious narrative it provides and some solid acting….
Or not, not if Miss Behave has anything to do with it, but who wants to just sit back and watch anyway?
Last Monday night, I saw things I never thought I would experience in public. This might be the hardest review to I have written as explaining/putting into words what occured, is blooming tough. I have tried telling my friends what happened, and it doesn’t really do it justice. But here goes….