Published August 6, 2010
Any of you that previously followed this blog will have noticed that I have been out of action for more than a year now… sadly the day job got in the way!
I’ve at last succumbed to Twitter, so if you liked what I wrote on this blog, you may want to add me @colouredlights
Published October 29, 2008
Tags: Adam Gwon, Christophe Ragland, Finborough Theatre, I'd Do Anything, Julie Atherton, Nancy, November 1st, Oliver, Ordinary Days, Rachel Tucker, Sarah Lark, St Paul's, Stanley Bahorek
You might have seen a post that I wrote last week about a new musical coming to the Finborough Theatre next week – Ordinary Days by a fantastic American composer called Adam Gwon. Unfortunately, if you haven’t booked your tickets yet to see the show, you have probably missed your chance, as it’s now sold out, so you’d have to try to get your hands on a return if you wanted to see it.
However, I was excited to discover that Adam Gwon himself will be coming to London this weekend, and will be performing with West End stars including I’d Do Anything’s Sarah Lark
Continue reading ‘Sarah Lark with Adam Gwon’
Published October 21, 2008
Reviews - Musicals
Tags: Buddy, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Franki Valli, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, musical, musical theatre, Review, Ryan Molloy, The Four Seasons, We Will Rock You
It’s more than 6 months since the opening of night of Jersey Boys – I originally published my round-up of 1st night reviews back on March 20th! I’ve had tickets booked for most of that time, so it was a relief to actually see the show last night! But was it worth the wait? Continue reading ‘Review: Jersey Boys (Prince Edward Theatre)’
Published October 20, 2008
Tags: Adam Guettel, Adam Gwon, Adam Lenson, Avenue Q, Come Dancing, Finborough Theatre, Hayley Gallivan, Jason Robert Brown, Jersey Boys, Julie Atherton, Kenneth Avery-Clark, Kings Head Theatre, Lee William-Davis, Michael John LaChiusa, musical theatre, musicals, myspace, New Voices Collective, Ordinary Days, Prince Edward Theatre, Ray Davies, Rue Magique, Southbank Centre, What's On Stage
Regular readers of this blog will know that I complain pretty frequently about the dearth of original new musicals, but the plethora of jukebox musicals. Having said that, I don’t want you to get the impression that I’m entirely dismissive of ‘jukebox’ shows. In fact, I’m off to the Prince Edward Theatre tonight to see one – Jersey Boys - and have been looking forward to seeing the show for ages.
Despite that, it’s great to note that there are options out there at the moment for fans of new musical theatre, and it comes from talent on both sides of the pond.
Continue reading ‘‘Ordinary Days’ at the Finborough and other new musicals’
Published October 18, 2008
Tags: A Little Night Music, Alexander Hanson, Hannah Waddingham, I'd Do Anything, Jessie Buckley, Judi Dench, La Cage Aux Folles, Marguerite, Maureen Lipman, Menier Chocolate Factory, National Theatre, Oklahoma!, Sir Trevor Nunn, Spamlot, The Sound of Music, Trevor Nunn
Apologies for my absence over the last few weeks – I have just changed job, so things have been a little more hectic than usual at work…
There hasn’t been a massive amount of news in the last couple of weeks (apart from a flurry in recent days that I’ll cover in my weekly round-up). However, there was some major casting news at the back end of the week though which deserves its own post – and it comes courtesy of the Menier Chocolate Factory
Continue reading ‘A Little Night Music cast announced – fantastic’
Published September 26, 2008
Tags: A Little Night Music, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Annie, Blue Peter, Charles Spencer, Charles Strouse, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, Come Dancing, Daily Telegraph, Dirty Dancing, Eurobeat, Eurobeat The Musical, Evening Standard, Friday musical round-up, Gethin Jones, Imagine This, Jason Donovan, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Leanne Rowe, Lee Mead, Lyric Theatre, Marianne Elliott, Martin Harvey, Menier Chocolate Factory, musical theatre, Never Forget, Nicholas de Jongh, Novello Theatre, Official London Theatre, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Ray Davies, Royal Ballet, Savoy Theatre, Strictly Come Dancing, The Stage, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Tomothy Sheader, Trevor Nunn, What's On Stage
Not for the first time, I have failed to write my Friday round-up for a couple of weeks, due to a combination of lack of time and lack of news…
It’s still been a little quiet on the musical theatre news front, but there’s just about enough to sustain a post, so here I am… For those of you who are slightly more observant, you might notice me slip in a couple of things that didn’t strictly happen in the last week. Enjoy… Continue reading ‘The Friday musical round-up: 26th September’
Published September 23, 2008
I'd Do Anything
Tags: Andrew Lloyd Webber, BBC, Hairspray, I'd Do Anything, John Barrowman, Lesley Garrett, Michael Ball, Michael Crawford, musical theatre, Phantom of the Opera, Ruthie Henshall, Tim Rice
You might have seen my post a couple of week’s ago about the rumours that Andrew Lloyd Webber will not be doing a BBC show next year… the subject came up again while I was out at dinner over the weekend, as we tried to work out who would take over from ALW on the panel (assuming that the BBC does a series without him, which I’m say is 99% certain).
Continue reading ‘Who will the new Andrew Lloyd Webber be?’