Category : Musical Theatre

Why There Are No Theatre Celebrities

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

I love the theatre. I am what one may call a ‘theatre nerd’. I pride myself on knowing cast lists, touring dates and musical scores off by heart. My Instagram feed is full of Broadway actors, directors and local theatre houses. These are my celebrities, but it has become blatantly … Read More

Is Vlogging Enhancing Our West End Experience?

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

In the West End world, a number of actors are sharing their lives through vlogging. Heathers the Musical’s Carrie Hope Fletcher is a prime example, publishing The Veronica Vlogs almost every week, keeping fans updated in all aspects of her life as a lead actress. So does this behind-the-scenes footage … Read More

Brining Brings the Rays Once Again – the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Sunshine on Leith

4 months ago / 0 comments

Having also directed the original production of Sunshine on Leith whilst at Dundee Rep, I suppose West Yorkshire Playhouse artistic director James Brining had a slight head start as he began work on this new staging of the much-loved jukebox musical. It thus seemed a relatively safe choice to maintain … Read More

LAAMPS Shake, Rattle and Roll In Their Playful Performance of All Shook Up

8 months ago / 0 comments

With endless humour, playfulness, and enough hip-thrusting to last you until next year, LAMMPS’ All Shook Up makes for a fun filled night. We begin in a small town where life plods along day-to-day: everyone knows everyone and fun is practically banned. Enter Chad, a young, energetically-hipped free spirit, who … Read More

LUU Music Theatre Society’s ‘RENT’ Brings A Classic To Life

9 months ago / 0 comments

RENT is one of my favourite musicals, so when I found out the Music Theatre Society was performing it I was excited to see their take. For those unfamiliar with the Broadway hit, RENT tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists living in New York City in … Read More

‘A show for everyone’: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

9 months ago / 0 comments

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is based on the true story of Jamie Campbell whose dream of being a drag queen at 16 led to him attending his high school prom in drag. The musical is based on the BBC documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 and although many parts of … Read More

Look no further for festivity than Nativity! (the Musical)

11 months ago / 0 comments

Arts Editor Rose Crees tells us why this nativity scene must be seen. Nativity! the Musical triumphs at every twist and turn, jazz hand and box-step, sad moment and smile. While usually cautious of anything based on something else (be it film, book or musical), this show, it’s cast, script … Read More

Made In Dagenham: A Laugh and A Kick All At Once

12 months ago / 0 comments

Made In Dagenham, about Ford women’s strike, is driven by laughs while also kicking your heart into gear. Amidst a world where globalisation has led to cruel companies exploiting their workers and arguably women have more to fear in the workplace than ever before, it would be understandable to feel … Read More

Musical Theatre’s Criminal and Thrilling ‘Bonnie and Clyde’

12 months ago / 0 comments

Musical Theatre Society’s production of “Bonnie and Clyde” whisks us into a thrilling criminal world of 1930s Dallas, Texas. The reckless ambition that joins Clyde Barrow (Michael Ahomka-Lindsay) and Bonnie Parker (Eilish Convery) draws us into the show from their first meeting. Supported by a strong and select ensemble, the … Read More

Leeds Beckett and the Leeds 2023 Bid

1 year ago / 0 comments

In early August, Leeds Beckett University announced its plans to build a £75 million arts building to house its Schools of Film, Performing Arts and Music, due to open in 2020. The building will be located close to Leeds Civic Hall, a centre of performance itself, and will act as … Read More