Rodelinda
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Rodelinda

This new production of one of the central Handel operas has had unstinted praise from every quarter, as far as I can tell. I find that I can stint a little when I think about it. For a start, I prefer his opera...
Ghost - The Musical
3.0★ ★ ★

Ghost: The Musical

Ghost: The Musical is an exemplar of a trend to turn well-known titles into staged versions and add singing and dancing. The problem is that, unlike the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Step...
Oh, What a Lovely War!
4.5★ ★ ★ ★

Oh, What a Lovely War!

For the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI, and the fiftieth of Joan Littlewood’s creative, inventive musical entertainment, the adventurous Theatre Royal Stratford East in London has put on a new produ...
Dreamboats and Petticoats – The Musical
3.5★ ★ ★

Dreamboats and Petticoats – The Musical

What can I say? I went to this musical with very low expectations – the prospect of a show built around a collection of hit songs of the 1960s strung together by a completely anodyne and light-weight plot did...