Review: 4**** The Greatest Love Of All – The London Palladium @TGLOAShow @LondonPalladium‏ @BelindaDavids

Tweetingit: 4* Belinda Davids pays tribute to Whitney Houston in a sparkling show at the London Palladium. If only all Sunday nights could look and sound this good! A film documentary entitled Can I Be Me spoke volumes for the painfully short life of Whitney Houston; interviews with those closest to her showed how sheContinue reading “Review: 4**** The Greatest Love Of All – The London Palladium @TGLOAShow @LondonPalladium‏ @BelindaDavids”

Review: 4**** School of Rock – The Gillian Lynne Theatre @SchoolOfRockUK ‏

Tweetingit: 4* Unemployed rock guitarist blags his way into prep school and teaches kids to rock. A routine score is saved by a fantastically talented cast. It seems appropriate the Gillian Lynne Theatre was re-named in honour of the legendary choreographer. Arguably her finest work Cats played at this theatre for twenty one years. NowContinue reading “Review: 4**** School of Rock – The Gillian Lynne Theatre @SchoolOfRockUK ‏”

Review: 4**** George, Eventim Apollo Hammersmith @EventimApollo ‏#Rob Lamberti #GeorgeMichael

Tweetingit: 4* Bouffant hair, three day stubble and regulation ray-bans all present and correct; oh the voice is pretty bloody decent too! A highly enjoyable celebration of the man and his music; all courtesy of the brilliant Rob Lamberti. When George Michael died on Christmas Day 2016, it marked the end of a wretched depressinglyContinue reading “Review: 4**** George, Eventim Apollo Hammersmith @EventimApollo ‏#Rob Lamberti #GeorgeMichael”

Review: 4**** All About Eve – Noel Coward Theatre, Recorded Live and screened at Cineworld, 02 Arena @AllAboutEvePlay #GillianAnderson #LilyJames

Tweetingit: 4* Lily James AND Gillian Anderson in one show? YES! A classic Hollywood flick re-modelled for the stage, impossible to resist when Gillian Anderson’s got Betty Davis eyes; coming to a cinema near you. It’s the next best thing to being there! My first time watching a play at the cinema raised a numberContinue reading “Review: 4**** All About Eve – Noel Coward Theatre, Recorded Live and screened at Cineworld, 02 Arena @AllAboutEvePlay #GillianAnderson #LilyJames”

Review: 4**** Rosmersholm – Duke of York’s Theatre @RosmersholmPlay @RosmersholmPlay #HayleyAtwell

Rosmersholm – Duke of York’s TheatreTweetingit: 4* Most plays by Ibsen come complete with a headache. But a heavy going story is lightened by great staging and an excellent cast led by the wonderful Hayley Atwell. Ah the joys of Henrik Ibsen; and the first time in god knows how long I’ve been to theContinue reading “Review: 4**** Rosmersholm – Duke of York’s Theatre @RosmersholmPlay @RosmersholmPlay #HayleyAtwell”

Review: 5***** Toast – The Other Palace @NigelSlater @TheOtherPalace @ToastPlay

Toast – The Other PalaceTweetingit: 5* A boy’s obsession with food growing up in 60s suburbia. Nigel Slater’s formative years reimagined for the stage. Riding on a wave of nostalgia this leaves a sweet taste in the mouth. Quietly blending at the bar of the Other Palace there were a host of familiar faces IContinue reading “Review: 5***** Toast – The Other Palace @NigelSlater @TheOtherPalace @ToastPlay”

Review: 4**** Bed Peace: The Battle of Yohn and Joko, The Cockpit Theatre @cockpittheatre @craftheatre

Tweetingit: 4* A snap shot of John Lennon in his immediate post Beatles period. The peace warrior is often lost in the narrative, but recovers for a rousing sing song! John Lennon once said when the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will be at peace. We might consign these wordsContinue reading “Review: 4**** Bed Peace: The Battle of Yohn and Joko, The Cockpit Theatre @cockpittheatre @craftheatre”

Review: 3*** Rip it up Garrick Theatre @RipItUpTheShow @AstonMerrygold ‏ @mcflyharry, @JayMcGuiness @louissmith1989

Tweetingit: 3* Three boy band members and an Olympic gymnast team up to re-imagine a 60s pop music show. Think Strictly Come Dancing meets the Rock ‘n’ Roll Years. A muddled concept just about works with competant staging; but is still great fun. I really wasn’t sure what to make of the publicity shots forContinue reading “Review: 3*** Rip it up Garrick Theatre @RipItUpTheShow @AstonMerrygold ‏ @mcflyharry, @JayMcGuiness @louissmith1989”

Review: 3*** Americat: A Love Story….Really – Tristan Bates Theatre @TristanBates @1912Productions

Tweetingit: 3* A sometimes confusing, but frequently engaging study of an American in London finding love then desperately trying to cling onto it. Just across the road from St Martins Theatre (where the Mousetrap plays into its 67th year) we have the Tristan Bates Theatre; an unassuming hole in the wall that houses a cosy downstairsContinue reading “Review: 3*** Americat: A Love Story….Really – Tristan Bates Theatre @TristanBates @1912Productions”

Review: 4**** The Bowie Experience: The Golden Years Tour Hackney Empire @HackneyEmpire @bowieexperience

Tweetingit: 4* A true icon and his live show re-imagined; A hugely entertaining take on a greatest hits package. I defy anyone not to enjoy this show! June 1983: post-punk, pre Band Aid and belted safari jackets were inexplicably in fashion. But more importantly, it marked the only occasion I saw David Bowie play live.Continue reading “Review: 4**** The Bowie Experience: The Golden Years Tour Hackney Empire @HackneyEmpire @bowieexperience”