Kinky Boots the Musical (The Shows Must Go On!) | Review by Lewis C. Baird

Rarely in our generation is a musical made that is socially relevant, and also so phenomenally entertaining. ‘Kinky Boots’ has toured the UK, played London’s West End and Broadway. This weekend The Shows Must Go On! are streaming the recorded West End version of the show. But does this recording do well to capture the hit musical? ‘Kinky Boots’ is [...]

Bare Productions: Camp as Christmas | Review by Lewis C. Baird

Christmas is just around the corner! This year our festive theatre fill is going to be rather scarce due to the coronavirus, but thankfully some companies are coming to the rescue with some digital theatre content. Bare Productions are one of the companies which are giving us a festive treat in the form of their [...]

Big Band Does… Halloween | Review by Lewis C. Baird

Digital theatre comes in many shapes and sizes as we have seen over the last few weeks. One particular production I was looking forward to was Big Band Production's take on Halloween.  Big Band Productions are an Edinburgh based company produced by Jonnie Grant & Scott Coltman, they are well known for their superb fringe shows [...]

‘Fugue’ Digital Production by The Outsiders | Review By Lewis C. Baird

It seems the foreseeable future of theatre is going to be digital. Therefore, many companies are venturing into the unknown and exploring this new medium of theatre by creating digital productions. One of those companies are The Outsiders. They are doing an entirely filmed in isolation production of ‘Fugue’ by Rona Munro.  ‘Fugue’ is a suspenseful [...]

‘Hamilton The Musical’ – Disney+ Movie Review

The past few months have been horrific for theatre fans as they have been deprived of their beloved musicals and plays.  Theatre fans were gifted with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical, ‘Hamilton’ being put up onto Disney’s streaming service, Disney+ last Friday (3rd July). Having never seen this musical, I thought I would use this release as [...]

‘A Monster Calls’ Review – Old Vic 2018 Recorded Production

The Old Vic has posted their 2018 production of A Monster Calls to YouTube in the hopes of entertaining us theatre goers, who are locked inside our home, itching to relive that live theatre buzz once more. I was aware of the film that was released in 2016, although I had never seen it, I [...]

Les Misérables 2019 Concert Recording (Gielgud Theatre) – Review

Every musical fan within the UK is either stuck indoors or working hard as a key worker right now. With theatres being closed, some are finding it difficult to transpose over to the new online content that theatres and producers are supplying, and just want to be in a theatre enjoying their favourite show. One recorded production [...]

‘ALLAN STEWART’S BIG BIG VARIETY SHOW’ REVIEW – EDINBURGH’S KING’S THEATRE

When I was told I was going to see Allan Stewart’s new (and last) Big Big Variety Show, which was in celebration of his 60th year in showbiz, I thought I knew what I was in for. To a degree, I was correct, but I also could never have truly guessed what surprises where in [...]

‘EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE’ REVIEW – EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE

‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ has been a smash hit in London’s West End since 2017, and now three years later it is heading on it’s first national tour. I headed to Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre for it’s Scottish debut to see why everybody’s talking about Jamie! Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is based on a true story, following [...]

‘EDUCATING RITA’ REVIEW – GLASGOW THEATRE ROYAL

A Theatre by the Lake, David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers have produced the major 40thanniversary production tour of Willy Russell’s ‘Educating Rita’. Originally the play was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Warehouse Theatre in London 1980 starring Julie Walters and Mark Kingston. Julie Walters played the role of Rita again in the [...]