Review: Secret Sofa – The Grand Budapest Hotel – Star rating depends on your own efforts but 5***** for making staying home so much better! @secretcinema #secretsofa @haagendazsuk @KieranMortell #staycreative #cultureinquarantine

Last Friday I got dressed up, drank champagne, ate ice cream and explored the gloriously odd world of The Grand Budapest Hotel. I did in my living with with 1000s of people from around the world thanks to Secret Sofa. Secret Sofa is a new branch of the highly acclaimed Secret Cinema.  It is obviously slightlyContinue reading “Review: Secret Sofa – The Grand Budapest Hotel – Star rating depends on your own efforts but 5***** for making staying home so much better! @secretcinema #secretsofa @haagendazsuk @KieranMortell #staycreative #cultureinquarantine”

Review: 5***** Cirque Du Solei 60 minute special 27th March 2020 #cirqueconnect @Cirque #staycreative #CultureInQuarantine

There are now many plays and musicals being streamed access the internet but sometimes we all need a bit of variety. You need something you can just watch and enjoy, something where you do not have to follow a complicated story, or get heavily invested in the lives of the characters on stage only forContinue reading “Review: 5***** Cirque Du Solei 60 minute special 27th March 2020 #cirqueconnect @Cirque #staycreative #CultureInQuarantine”

Review: 2** Games for Lovers. Waterloo Vaults @GamesLoversPlay #waterloovaults

Over the last decade or so, dating has completely changed. Gone are love letters, childhood sweethearts and meeting at your local social club, and replacing all that is battling the perils of Tinder, speed dating, Plenty of Fish and the like. This has all become standard fare for singletons worldwide and something which might beContinue reading “Review: 2** Games for Lovers. Waterloo Vaults @GamesLoversPlay #waterloovaults”

Review: 4**** The Bodyguard. The Marlowe @TheBodyguardUK ‏ @marlowetheatre

Everyone knows the The Bodyguard – the 1992 film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Cosner about the Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, who is hired to protect Rachel Marron from a stalker. As this is a romantic thriller, the inevitable happens and they fall in love. I was expecting a lot fromContinue reading “Review: 4**** The Bodyguard. The Marlowe @TheBodyguardUK ‏ @marlowetheatre”

Review: 5***** Six the musical at Arts Theatre London – JUST WOW!

Who wants to be a Spice Girl when you can be a Queen? I think that the hardest reviews to write are the ones like these and, while it is so very exciting when something comes along that makes you speechless, it makes this job very hard to do. Six is one of those shows!Continue reading “Review: 5***** Six the musical at Arts Theatre London – JUST WOW!”

Review: 2** Saturday Night Fever @marlowetheatre

#Tweetingit – 2** a troubling storyline which should be updated for a modern audience and choreography that could be far more impressive particularly since the cast doesn’t sing. 5***** for the “Bee Gees” performing the classic songs. Full review to follow. Saturday Night Fever is possibly the first of the Jukebox musicals; a show jam-packedContinue reading “Review: 2** Saturday Night Fever @marlowetheatre”

Review – 5***** The full monty The Marlowe Canterbury @FullMontyPlay @marlowetheatre @Gary_Lucy

Ok, so let’s begin with clearing something up straight away; THIS IS NOT A MUSICAL. I have seen it before and was aware it wasn’t a musical but I did hear a few people at the interval saying that they were upset/confused/disappointed that it wasn’t a traditional musical with the cast singing, and rather itContinue reading “Review – 5***** The full monty The Marlowe Canterbury @FullMontyPlay @marlowetheatre @Gary_Lucy”

Review: 5***** Calendar Girls: The Musical. The Marlowe, Canterbury @marlowetheatre @GaryBarlow @thegirlsmusical

“I’m not crying you are” I had one or two concerns entering the theatre on this September night. No, not a single one about what I knew to be a fabulous musical (having seen it once before) but more that I had been bigging it up to the rest of the press crew for monthsContinue reading “Review: 5***** Calendar Girls: The Musical. The Marlowe, Canterbury @marlowetheatre @GaryBarlow @thegirlsmusical”

Review: 4**** Officer and a Gentleman the musical @officermusical @marlowetheatre

Now, before I begin, this is the time I need to tell you, I have never seen Officer and a Gentleman the film. I know, I don’t know how this has happened either, so if you want to choose right now to stop reading and disregard everything I have to say, I will understand. ButContinue reading “Review: 4**** Officer and a Gentleman the musical @officermusical @marlowetheatre”

Review: 3*** Shrek @ShrekUKTour ‏@marlowetheatre

This show is a great example of how subjective productions are, and therefore, how interesting reviewing is.  I had a reviewer see Shrek at Norwich. I also bought tickets for my mum and her partner. My reviewer gave it 4 stars (4*shrek-review) and my mum loved it. My partner and I, however, had a slightlyContinue reading “Review: 3*** Shrek @ShrekUKTour ‏@marlowetheatre”