Tag : musical

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

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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)

9 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

Here we go again! – Mamma Mia! comes to the Leeds Grand

1 year ago / 0 comments

With exams out of the way and university over for yet another year, Mamma Mia! at the Leeds Grand Theatre is the perfect way to welcome in the summer.  The Jukebox musical, written by British playwright Catherine Johnson and based on the hit songs of ABBA as composed by former … Read More

Hamilton: Paving the way for new musicals

3 years ago / 0 comments

If you’re even vaguely a fan of musical theatre, the hype surrounding Broadway’s new smash hit musical Hamilton has probably reached your ears. For once, the new internet bandwagon actually deserves the praise that’s been piled upon it. With a formula that doesn’t seem like it should work, but totally … Read More

Irving Berlin musical ‘White Christmas’ hits all the right notes

4 years ago / 0 comments

Image: West Yorkshire Playhouse   The West Yorkshire Playhouse’s production of jukebox musical White Christmas, featuring the songs of Irving Berlin, has extended its run due to popular demand, proving that tried and tested formulas are still around for a reason. Even for those unfamiliar with the 1954 film on … Read More

Escape ‘Into the Woods’ with Music Theatre Society

4 years ago / 0 comments

Remember the first time you heard a fairy tale, and how it transported you to a land of once-upon-a-times and happy endings? Remember how it made you believe, if only for a short while, that magic was real? In their latest musical, ‘Into the Woods,’ the Music Theatre Society manage to … Read More

Theatre | Wicked – the 'Popular' musical flies into Leeds

4 years ago / 0 comments

Image: Wicked the Musical UK Tour 5/5 Stars Why is the Wicked Witch of the West so very wicked? What’s with all those flying monkeys? And why on earth is she green? Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman’s award-winning global phenomenon Wicked, loosely based on Gregory Maguire’s novel of the same … Read More

Theatre | Some Girl I Used to Know – Denise Van Outen goes solo

5 years ago / 0 comments

Image: The Guardian The words ‘one woman show’ immediately conjure up that episode of Friends where Chandler is tricked into watching an angry performance of Why Don’t You Like Me. Fortunately for us though, Denise Van Outen has experience leading critically acclaimed one woman shows, and not a first period … Read More

Film | Frozen – Disney's seasonal treat will thaw even the coldest of hearts

5 years ago / 0 comments

video: Walt Disney Studios It took Disney years to find a family-friendly way into Hans Christian Andersen’s bleak fairytale ‘The Snow Queen’, in which a young girl must rescue her beloved from a witch who corrupts innocents by poisoning their hearts with shards of ice. The breakthrough came when one … Read More

Student Theatre | Stage Musicals Society's Beauty and the Beast is fresh and fun

5 years ago / 0 comments

SMS have delivered another beautifully crafted production with Beauty and the Beast. Popularised by Disney in the early 1990s, it is difficult for a new production to compete with the well-known film our generation has grown up with. Josh Hughes’ production was wonderfully true to the story and yet managed … Read More