Billy Elliot · manchester · Musical · Palace Manchester · performance · review · Theatre

Billy Elliot

It’s not very often that we get great northern theatre — theatre based in the north but also about the north. Now that Billy Elliot’s tour has made its way to Manchester’s Palace Theatre the north is in for a treat. The tale of Billy Elliot is heart warming from start to finish, it explore… Continue reading Billy Elliot

Finding Neverland · Harry Potter · London · Musical · play · Preview · The Girls · Theatre · West End

Looking Forward to the West End

As Harry Potter and the Cursed Child begins to hold previews this week, it’s time to look forward to the plays and musicals that are soon to open. I managed to gain Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets back in October, although I’ve still got five months until I see the play in November,… Continue reading Looking Forward to the West End

London · Musical · Phantom of the Opera · review · Theatre · West End

The Phantom of the Opera

The first May bank holiday arrived, and with the sun shining, I headed to London for the long weekend and, of course, a musical. Currently in its 30th year, phantom had been scaring the stage and keeping the audience on their toes in critical acclaim. It’s been a musical I’ve been waiting to see for… Continue reading The Phantom of the Opera

Broadway · exhibitions · London · Musical · play · review · Theatre · West End

Curtain Up at the V&A

As the Olivier Awards turn 40, the V&A has created an exhibition exploring the last four decades of theatre, plays and musicals on West End and Broadway. It was evident I needed to go and have a look. Featuring backstage details, first scripts, notes and editorial requests, I felt as though I was getting a… Continue reading Curtain Up at the V&A

manchester · music · Musical · performance · review · The Lowry · Theatre · war

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music bounced onto the Lowry’s stage in a musical extravaganza of a show for this Christmas. Filled with the classics of Do Re Me, Edelweiss and Sound of Music the music carried the show and transported the audience back to the 1930s. Beginning in the Abbey, the nuns were serious and melancholy… Continue reading The Sound of Music