Review: LAZARUS at the King's Cross Theatre

I got the hype for Lazarus when it premiered almost a year ago at the New York Theatre Workshop, but I didn't delve too far into what it was about as I wanted to keep the surprise alive. Now, the show has made its way into its own personal temporary theatre in the King's Cross Theatre complex in London and for better or for worse, it's drawing David Bowie fans in by the coach load.

Preview Review: DREAMGIRLS at the Savoy Theatre

Just a note before this review gets into full swing: my opinion here is entirely based upon the first preview of Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre on November 19th, 2016. While my opinion in this review is overwhelmingly positive, I do think it’s unfair to judge a show from so early on in its preview period so – as a result – a review of the post-opening version of the show will follow in December.

What A Triumph, What A Triumph! HALF A SIXPENCE at the Noël Coward Theatre

Half a Sixpence was the first show I ever performed in with an amateur theatre company so the show holds a near and dear place in my heart. As a result, the news of this revisal - with a new book by Julian Fellowes and new music by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe - made me nervous but if anything, the new material this show has been given has taken it from good to outstanding.

Stick It To The Man! SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL at the New London Theatre

I first fell in love with the original School of Rock movie about a decade ago when my Dad got us the DVD and we watched it together. Being a child, it was amazing to see other children of a similar age playing music and enjoying themselves like I loved to do. The film was screaming for a stage musical adaptation and 10 years later, here we are with a show that I think is a perfect homage.

Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS at the St James Theatre

The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown has been in my top ten favourite musicals of all time for years now so when I saw that this new off-West End production was coming in - directed by none other than Robert Brown himself - I actually thought all of my dreams had come true. My feelings after leaving the theatre weren't what I was expecting though and I've felt guilty about them ever since...