Tag : Musical Theatre

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

6 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

7 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

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

10 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’

10 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

Review: Spelling Bee – Musical Theatre Society

1 year ago / 0 comments

Musical Theatre Society’s latest production takes us back to those cringe-ridden days of adolescence with an unashamed brashness and humour. In presenting us with some of the darker sides of growing up face on with laughter, charm and song, the production spells for a night of light-hearted triumph. Walking in, … Read More

10 years later why is ‘Wicked’ as popular as ever?

2 years ago / 0 comments

The musical Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz, found its basis in Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (1995), an alternative telling of the plot explored within Frank Baum’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). The protagonist … Read More

Review: MT’s Dogfight – A strong finale to a successful year

2 years ago / 0 comments

MT brings us its fourth show of the year, this time in the form of relatively new musical, “Dogfight”, based on the 1991 film of the same name. Set in 1963 in the midst of the Vietnam War, the story follows a group of marines on their final night in … Read More

Spring Awakening: MT strips back and wows

3 years ago / 0 comments

Do you remember being fifteen? Awful, wasn’t it? MT’s production of Spring Awakening revisits all the feelings of that turbulent time – confusion, boredom, anger, fear, and of course, the all-encompassing sexual frustration. Based on German playwright’s Frank Wedekind’s radical tale of the dangers of sexual repression in the nineteenth … Read More

Review: MT's Ghost

3 years ago / 0 comments

Based on the hit 1990 film, Ghost follows the story of two lovers, Sam and Molly, who are attacked on their way home in New York. Sam is killed, but remains stuck in a state between life and death as a ghost, and with the help of medium Oda Mae, … Read More

Thought can be seen in the tiniest detail in Musical Theatre Society’s Addams Family

4 years ago / 0 comments

Have you ever welled up over a man in a bald cap serenading a parasol? If not, then you must have missed Musical Theatre’s production of the macabre Addams Family Musical. Sleek and comic, the production was devilishly good, with first time director Anna Carley proving herself capable of constructing … Read More