Reviews Archive

Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre 04/06/19 – ★★★★★ “…an unexpectedly uplifting, inspiring joy.”

9 to 5, Savoy Theatre, 22/05/19 – ★★★ “…is a simple story which offers some entertainment, but it lacks depth of plot and character”

Ghost Stories, Lyric Hammersmith, 22/04/19 – ★★★★★ “…deeply terrifying…a masterclass in live horror”

Vision of You, Crazy Coqs, 12/03/19 – “…a beautiful, moving and honest portrayal of how love grows and changes over time”

Waitress, Adelphi Theatre, 07/03/19 – ★★★★ “…a heart-warming tale of love, hope, and dreams”

Heathers, Theatre Royal Haymarket, 22/10/18 – ★★★★★ “…a thought-provoking, brave, humorous delight.”

The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre, 22/10/18 – ★★★★★ “…tragic, beautiful love story with a twist of ghostly chill”

Unexpected Joy, Southwark Playhouse, 22/09/18 – ★★★★ “…witty, sassy, warm-hearted, relatable, and, as the title promises, joyful”

Little Shop of Horrors, Open Air Theatre, 28/08/18 – ★★★★ “…a colourful, camp riot of a show – bizarre, tongue-in-cheek, and a black comedic enigma”

Knights of the Rose, Arts Theatre, 26/07/18 – ★★★★ “…a thrilling tale of chivalry, bravery, tragedy and romance”

Tina the Musical, Aldwych Theatre, 07/06/18 – ★★★★★ “…a true testament to the power-house legend that is Tina Turner and an embodiment of her spirit, endurance and perseverance”

Bat Out of Hell, Dominion Theatre, 02/05/18 – ★★★★★ “…we’d love it to stay…well, till the end of time!”

Strictly Ballroom, Piccadilly Theatre, 23/04/18 – ★★ “…woefully little dance and a weak, meandering plot which leaves a feeling of disappointment”

Chicago, Phoenix Theatre, 03/04/18 – ★★★★★ “…dark and deliciously intoxicating and seductive, and infinitely sexy”

Eugenius, The Other Palace, 20/02/18 – ★★★ “…lots of fun, entertaining and truly the geek-power musical”

Mamma Mia, Novello Theatre, 18/01/18 – ★★★★★ “…an all-time, feel-good Classic and one of the biggest parties in the West End”

Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre, 04/01/18 – ★★★★★ “…a slick fusion-musical which is fish with history, detail and patriotism”

The Woman In White, Charing Cross Theatre, 04/12/17 – ★★★★ “…a thrilling, haunting story of a love triangle surrounded by greed, betrayal, deceit and misinformation”

Nativity, UK tour, 06/10/17 – ★★★★ “…oozing festive cheer and holiday magic with sparkling lights and shining stars”

The Toxic Avenger, Arts Theatre, 24/10/17 – ★★★★★ “…an all-around smash hit that will make you laugh until your face hurts”

Hair, The Vaults, 11/10/17 – ★★★★★ “…a beautiful piece of theatre, championing love, peace and patriotism for the world”

Flashdance, UK Tour, 26/09/17 – ★★★★ “…uplifting, high-energy and oozes passion, fun and talent”

Half A Sixpence, Noel Coward Theatre, 10/08/17 – ★★★★★ “…a glorious, quintessentially English, dance extravaganza”

Apologia, Trafalgar Studios, 02/08/17 – ★★★★★ “…darkly witty and intensely gripping with stark relevance to modern society”

The Addams Family, UK Tour, 28/07/17 – ★★★★★ “…spook-tacular, spine-chilling, darkly riveting”

Beautiful, Aldwych Theatre, 13/07/17 – ★★★★ “…a gentle, uplifting and inspiring musical”

The Wedding Singer, UK Tour, 05/07/17 – ★★★★ “…a crazily fun embodiment of the ’80s”

The Wind in the Willows, London Palladium, 29/06/17 – ★★★★★ “…a heart-warming and enchanting tale of friendship – an uplifting, timeless masterpiece”

Bat Out of Hell, London Coliseum, 08/06/17 – ★★★★★ “…an epic musical extravaganza which is spectacular, wonderfully over the top, and decadent”

Working, Southwark Playhouse, 05/06/17 – ★★★★ “…beautifully captures everyone’s yearning for leaving a legacy”

The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre, 23/05/17 – ★★★★★ “…heart-pounding, dramatic, spine-chilling”

Grease, UK Tour, 23/05/17 – ★ “lacking all…charm, charisma and magnetism”

Whisper House, The Other Palace, 07/04/17 – ★★★★ “…subtly spine-chilling with a sinister atmosphere”

42nd Street, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, 28/03/17 – ★★★★★ “…a dazzling, glittering showcase of the beauty and talent of the chorus line”

An American In Paris, Dominion Theatre, 23/03/17 – ★★★★ “…a superb musical with sensational choreography and a wonderful cast of dancers.”

Honeymoon In Vegas, London Palladium, 14/03/17 – ★★★★ “…a fabulous, special production with an incredibly talented cast and musicians.”

Evita, UK Tour, 10/03/17 – ★★★★ “…heartbreaking, tragic story, powerfully brought to life by an outstanding score and cast.”

Lizzie, Greenwich Theatre, 02/03/17 – ★★★★★ “…a thrilling, chilling, electric interpretation of the Borden murder-mystery legend set to an incredible rock score.”

Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre, 24/02/17 – ★★★ “…despite a lacklustre plot, Dreamgirls is a powerhouse of a musical”

Thriller Live, Lyric Theatre, 07/02/17 – ★★★★★ “…an amazing show, tribute and documentary of the great Michael Jackson’s musical career”

Rent, UK Tour, 27/01/17 – ★★★★★ “…beautifully moving, tragic and inspiring”

On Your Feet! (Broadway), Marquis Theatre, 19/01/17 – ★★★★★ “…an outstanding, energetic show with a fabulous, flamboyant carnival vibe”

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Apollo Theatre, 11/01/17 – ★★★★★ “…another magical, perfectly orchestrated, calamitous production from the Mischief Theatre Company.”

Jest End, Waterloo East Theatre, 11/12/16 – ★★★★ “…a fabulous, witty, wickedly sharp show – it is a true theatre fan’s stagey heaven.”

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Criterion Theatre, 06/12/16 – ★★★★★ “…a hysterical farce revolving around several calamitous plots to steal the diamond.”

Disaster!, Charing Cross Theatre, 22/11/16 – ★★★★ “…a hilarious musical, a wonderful parody of disaster movies with fabulous music and a very talented cast.”

School of Rock, New London Theatre, 08/11/16 – ★★★★★ “…high-energy, head-banging, electric”

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Arts Theatre, 07/10/16 – ★★★★★ “…an amazing, funny yet touching show about the problems of love and relationships”

27 the Musical, Cockpit Theatre, 29/09/16 – ★★★ “…despite some issues with characterisation and story, 27 is an enjoyable show, with moments of utter brilliance”

Jesus Christ Superstar, Open Air Theatre, 09/08/16 – ★★★★★ “…spectacular, with fantastic music and a talented cast.”

Les Miserables, Queen’s Theatre, 09/08/16 – ★★★★★ “…a magical show which is both inspirational and heart-breaking.”

The Bodyguard, Dominion Theatre, 22/07/16 – ★★ “…a good show, fantastic fun with powerful music, a talented cast but with a weak story.”

Guys and Dolls, Phoenix Theatre, 22/07/16 – ★★★★★ “…a marvellous show with swing-style music, brilliant dance numbers and a gangster vibe throughout.”

In The Heights, King’s Cross Theatre, 23/05/16 – ★★★★★ “…high energy, fresh and rhythmic – a carnival on stage”

Doctor Faustus, Duke of York’s Theatre, 25/04/16 – ★★★★ “…violent, bloody, moving and disturbing – a must-see.”

The Musical Marathon, King’s Cross Theatre, 19/04/16 – ★★★★★”…an amazing display of wonderful talent, raising money for a very worthy cause.”

The Taming of the Shrew, Above the Arts, 16/04/16 – ★★ “…this production has a niche appeal, it is not for all audiences.”

Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre, 12/04/16 – ★★★★★ “…a sensational, feel-good show, full of flamboyant sex appeal, wonderful music, slick dance routines”

Sunny Afternoon, Harold Pinter Theatre, 30/03/16 – ★★★★★ “…an outstanding, uplifting and fun show, with great music and a stunning cast.”

The End of Longing, Playhouse Theatre, 21/03/16 – ★★★★ “…smart jokes, well-written dialogue, and flawed but endearing characters”

Miss Atomic Bomb, St James Theatre, 11/03/16 – ★★★★ “…a phenomenal new satirical comedy musical”

Rocky Horror Show, UK Tour, 02/03/16 – ★★★★ “…sexy, flirty, decadent, frivolous and fabulous.”

An Evening with Simon Lipkin, Jon Robyn & Giles Terera, Orange Tree Theatre, 29/02/16 – ★★★★★ “…a night of music, banter and comedy”

Bad Jews, Theatre Royal Haymarket, 25/02/16 – ★★★ “…a very funny play with an intrigue and historically relevant plot.”

Motown, Shaftesbury Theatre, 24/02/16 – ★★★ “…amazing songs but the plot is indecisive and therefore insubstantial.”

An Evening with Jodie Jacobs, House of St Barnabus, 22/02/16 – ★★★★★ “…an outstanding voice and is an extremely talented actress as well as being a thoroughly lovely person.”

Chicago, UK Tour, 19/02/16 – ★★★★★ “…an intoxicating show with a sexy and seductive quality.”

Guys and Dolls, Savoy Theatre, 01/02/16 – ★★★ “…high quality singing and dancing with a swing style.”

Jersey Boys, Piccadilly Theatre, 04/01/16 – ★★★★★ “…captivating in every way and it is impossible to exit the theatre without a smile.”

The Lorax, Old Vic Theatre, 11/12/15 – ★★★★ “…an excellent show…magical and full of hope.”

Jest End, Waterloo East Theatre, 15/12/15 – ★★★★★ “…current jokes, iconic musical songs and four amazingly talented Jesters.”

Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre, 26/11/15 – ★★★★★ “…a wonderful show featuring amazing music, lively dancing and humour.”

Miss Saigon, Prince Edward Theatre, 21/11/15 – ★★★★★ “…a heart-breaking story of love, separation, betrayal and sacrifice.”

Cats, London Palladium, 08/11/15 – ★★★★★ “…mesmerising dancing, wonderful music and builds a fantastic atmosphere.”

Close To You, Criterion Theatre, 28/10/15 – ★★★★★ “a feel-good show, with great music, amazingly talented singers and musicians”

The Ushers, Arts Theatre, 17/10/15 – ★★★ “…the height of all stagey-ness”

Dinner with Saddam, Menier Chocolate Factory, 13/10/15 – ★★★★ “…witty, sharp, thought-provoking and perfectly executed by the cast.”

Rocky Horror Show, Playhouse Theatre, 04/10/15 – ★★★★★ “…a wonderful experience of flirty, flamboyant sex appeal, frivolity and decadence.”