Dreamboats and Petticoats | Review

Based upon the songs of nostalgic compilation albums of the same name, Dreamboats and Petticoats the musical was brought to life in 2009 as the brainchild of BAFTA-award winning comedy script writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran (Save the Last Dance For Me, Goodnight Sweetheart) and is produced by Bill Kenwright. Dreamboats & Petticoats heads back in time to the swinging 60’s, when pop music was fresh and new and youth clubs were the in place to be seen (in Essex at least). Bobby (Alistair Higgins) is an aspiring singer songwriter who has high hopes of becoming the lead singer in the St…

Ghost the Musical Review | Theatre Review

I aren’t typically a fan of book to film adaptations (think One Day in particular) and from previous experiences I haven’t always been the biggest fan of taking a film and putting it on stage. Grease the Musical left me massively underwhelmed and I’m pretty sure it’s the fact that because it’s such an iconic film, its hard to do it justice once its ingrained as one of the classics of our time and we can recite the movie line by line (just me?). The Double Academy Award winning movie is a huge success story, both critically and at the…

Evita | Theatre Review

My plus one for the evening, a hardcore Evita fan who cites the 1996 film starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas as one of her favourite films (“of all time”) assured me I was in for a treat but aside from being able to warble a version of the iconic “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” I had to prior knowledge of the story of Evita or the history of it’s leading lady, Eva Perón. With this in mind, it was with no preconceptions or expectation that I took my seat at the Regent Theatre to watch the acclaimed production musical from Andrew…

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