Anna Romanovska, Print Lifestyle Editor, reviews Spotlights Show Choir’s newest show, ‘Expressing Yourself’.
Kneehigh’s Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other Love Songs), five stars.
Any humanities student will be familiar with the term that there’s ‘no such thing’ as originality in any form, whether it be novels, theoretical criticism, or in this case, musical theatre. Particularly in screen-based portrayals of musicals; 2017’s La La Land features a shot-for-shot recreation of a photo shoot from 1957’s Funny Face, parodies of […]
This year’s Footlights Northcott offering is a production of the one and only Oklahoma. With music and libretto by the ineffable Rodgers and Hammerstein, for years the show has been a complete critical and commercial success. Footlights’ offering is certainly a success, even if it is so with some hesitation. The tale is old as […]
“Hello, nice to meet you, you broke my heart.” This was the crooning of Skylar Austin, newcomer to the CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, in his very first number on the show ‘Hello, nice to meet you’. Whilst it’s certainly the actor’s first number, strangely enough, this character has appeared on the show since its release in […]
After almost 60 years, ‘My Fair Lady’ returned to Exeter this term as Footlights took over the Lemon Grove for four nights. As always, the production saw some of Exeter’s most talented musicians, actors, singers, dancers, and creatives join together to create a marvellous spectacle of musical theatre. My Fair Lady tells the story of […]
Pawel Pawlikowski, Oscar-winning director of Ida, brings us another stunner: Cold War, a beautiful and bittersweet romance set against the backdrop of Cold War-wracked Europe after World War II. Musician Wiktor (Tomasz Kat) and singer Zula (Joanna Kulig) fall destructively in love whilst under Soviet rule and attempt to leave for Paris, both making a […]
The story of Robin Hood is age old, and whether you are acquainted with it through the 1973 Disney film, or just through its sheer notoriety, mention that an adaptation of Robin Hood is being performed and just wait for seats to fill up. This was definitely the case with Theatre with Teeth and Shotgun […]
The curtain rises to reveal a red carpet, a hoard of journalists and enthusiasts gather, and the brassy voice of Dora Bailey announces the arrival of a star studded procession. Behind the glitz and the gossip is a spectacle of another kind – one which requires fantasy to be taken beyond the screen. One where […]
Ham and jam and Spam(alot): a grim combination but a lovingly revived musical, Spamalot brings you the classic gags from the loved Monty Python and the Holy Grail. From floppy fish to bible bashing and even nipple tassles (a fabulous new edition), this show has the perfect ingredients for a new belly-shaking experience. The original film […]