Grease is The Word at the Regent Theatre

Everybody who’s seen Grease loves Grease. It’s impossible not to hear those opening titles and not be dragged back to the 50’s to the world of the T Birds, the Pink Ladies and the bubble of High School nostalgia along with classic hit songs that I have no shame in admitting I’ve ended many a school AND adult night out to. Just as I’ve air punched through the tongue in cheek lyrics of Greased Lightening and crooned to Hopelessly Devoted, I’ve bounced on my bed, hair brush in hand for what I would describe as a faultless rendition of Sandra…

Say Thank You for The Music with Mamma Mia! The Musical

Based on the songs of Swedish pop band ABBA and written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, Mamma Mia! has been played in more than 40 countries in all 6 continents and has been translated into 22 languages. Over 60 million people have seen the show worldwide and it has set the record for premiering in more cities faster than any other musical in history.  Pretty amazing huh? With original members of the band and composers of the original music for ABBA, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, being involved in the development of Mamma Mia! from the beginning, it’s no surprise that the…

The Commitments | Theatre Review

After growing up with the songs of The Commitments, Jimmy Rabbite and drunken Christmas performances of Mustang Sally, when I heard Caroline Ranger and co had created a West End production of the much love working class film I was off on the train down to London, tickets in hand. It was delightfully entertaining and true to the original: the same fast paced narrative, characters that eff and jeff with every other word and packed full of hit songs. Oh, it’s also fecking hilarious. Fresh from the West End, The Commitments & Joey the Lip’s Scooter headed off on its…

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