fiction · Harry Potter · literature · London · performance · review · Theatre · West End

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has claimed its place as the play of the year — it is quite simply magic. I am more than happy to admit that I am a Potterhead, I’ve read the books more times than I can count, watched the films; I’ve been to the studio, the wizarding world… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

books · fantasy · Harry Potter · literature · play · Preview · West End

Pondering about Potter…

Summer has certainty arrived, the nights are longer, the sun is shining that little bit more and I’m spending more time outside eating ice cream. I’ve also been doing a lot of reading, but very little blogging over the past few weeks… now it’s time to get back on track. The biggest news, of course,… Continue reading Pondering about Potter…

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

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

A summer of theatre

Although autumn has now crept its way to us, I wanted to revisit my summer of theatre. From London’s West End to New York’s Broadway, I’ve had the privilege of seeing some wonderful plays and musicals over the last few months. I began with a revisit to a show I’ve already written about, Matilda the… Continue reading A summer of theatre