Review: Audra McDonald in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL at Wyndham's

I've been so excited about this show coming to London that I am even excited to sit down and write this review. Nay: I'm even excited to have the opportunity to write this review! If you hadn't heard the news, Audra McDonald - "the most celebrated star in Broadway history", as marquees brand her as being - is in London as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. And it's fucking fab.

Shaun's Jukebox #5: Welcome to Broadway

I won't bore you with my usual spiel about how much I love Broadway, but to mark the return of Shaun's Jukebox after 18 months away, I thought I'd introduce you to some of Broadway's latest cast albums: one is a new version of a personal favourite show, while two of them are completely brand-spanking new. Let's hope you find something new to listen to today!

Review: SALOMÉ at the National Theatre, Olivier

The two shows that are currently playing in rep at the National Theatre's Olivier auditorium - DC Moore's Common and Yael Farber's Salomé - are both getting a lot of press lately, but not for much good reason. Disappointingly, two of the biggest shows in the NT's catalogue this Summer have been labelled as one-star failures and when I saw Salomé for myself the other week, I sadly had to agree.

Review: Northern Ballet's THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS at the Aylesbury Waterside, UK Tour

I re-read The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne in anticipation for seeing the new Northern Ballet tour of the story and if there's one thing that the story makes me feel, it's astounded. Not only am I floored by how emotionally gut-wrenching this tale - originally written for young teens! - is, but I'm also fascinated by how daring Boyne was to end the story in such a twisted and brutal way.

Review: 25th Anniversary Revival of Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA at the National Theatre, Lyttelton

Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize, Tony, Emmy and Olivier Award-winning tale Angels In America is perhaps the most iconic play in recent years and is certainly one of my personal favourites, so when word of this star-studded revival at the National was announced - directed by none other than Curious Incident alum Marianne Elliott - to say I was excited would be an incredible understatement.