Earlier this week, I went to the Prince Edward Theatre for Miss Saigon’s press night. When asked to name a musical, Miss Saigon is a go-to title for many people, even if they haven’t seen it. The last time it was running in the West End was 15 years ago, so its continued presence in
Propeller, Edward Hall’s all-male ensemble, is back on tour with a revitalised version of The Winter’s Tale,a production originally seen in 2005. I didn’t see it that time round, but the 2012 version seems to be curiously imbalanced… Read the rest of my review at WhatsonStage.
Jukebox musicals haven’t got a great reputation but Million Dollar Quartet might just change all that. Generally, jukebox musicals are less fun than being beaten with a knotted rope, but Million Dollar Quartet sidesteps many of the usual pitfalls thanks to having an authentic storyline, brilliant cast and seriously great music. The story goes, that