The Grinning Man – Trafalgar Studios, 9th December 2017

  In the last two or three years of my theatregoing career, I’ve noticed that my tastes and what I look for in a piece, especially in musical theatre, has developed a lot from what it once was. I’ve become more open to new work, I love to be challenged and made to think,  and […]

The Addams Family – Bristol Hippodrome

I’ve a bit of an odd relationship with my local theatre in that pretty often, the shows we end up  having here will either have me visiting quite regularly, or I can go months without a visit as nothing really appeals to me.  Sometimes though, Bristol will play host to shows that make me incredibly […]

La Cage Aux Folles – Bristol Hippodrome

  Since my major local theatre had a bit of a facelift and have moved the wheelchair spaces forward thus offering a better view, I’ve been more inclined to see more shows here at home over recent months, and even better if they tie in with my resolution to see more musicals (and indeed plays) […]

A new stagey favourite: The Lion King

    Though I like to think of myself as an avid theatre fan, I admit I seem to have a bit of a reputation for being horrendously “late to the party” when it comes to certain shows, especially established long runners. I didn’t see Les Miserables until 2011, and I spent the evening of […]

Death Takes a Holiday, Charing Cross Theatre – January 21st, 2017

In my experience, there seems to be a general perception that Off West End theatre can’t match up to its West End counterpart. For my part I’m trying to see more Off West End productions, but it can be difficult to fit their  shorter runs into my  theatregoing schedule what with travel expenses from home […]

School of Rock – New London Theatre, 15th January 2017

  My love of musical theatre has led me to encounter some shows that are incredibly special to me that began life on the other side of the Atlantic. There’s Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Bright Star, Jason Robert Brown’s The Bridges of Madison County, and more recently, a reimagining of my favourite Disney film […]

Saint Joan – Donmar Warehouse, 14th January 2017

    Nestled away in London’s Covent Garden you can find the Donmar Warehouse, one of my favourite theatrical venues in the city. The venue seats 251 and thus leads to an intense and wonderfully intimate experience as an audience member, but the thing I love most is the variety they have in their programme, […]