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Sunday, March 13, 2022

‘The megamix at the end proves an audience favourite’: THE OSMONDS – Touring ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

It has been over 50 years since the wholesome, handsome brothers from Utah, The Osmonds, began their career.

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Monday, February 21, 2022

‘Incredibly engaging throughout’: INSTRUCTIONS FOR A TEENAGE ARMAGEDDON – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

At 75 minutes long, it's quite impressive how much Rosie Day is able to fit into this painful coming-of-age story - it really is an intense rollercoaster.

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Thursday, February 17, 2022

INTERVIEW: Evelyn Hoskins on returning to the Waitress diner on tour by Olivia Mitchell

Evelyn Hoskins plays Jenna's lovable friend Dawn who's looking for love of her own. Evelyn spoke to us about taking the show on the road and how the pandemic changed her portrayal.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

‘A fun revival that doesn’t take itself too seriously’: DIRTY DANCING – West End ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Dirty Dancing is one of the cult classic films that's beloved by many generations and continually stands the test of time, so a stage version has a built-in audience.

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Saturday, January 29, 2022

‘Stellar effects & outstanding solo & ensemble performances’: BAT OUT OF HELL – Touring ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

There aren’t many touring shows where fire, confetti and belts that melt your faces off are the key selling points, but that’s what makes Bat Out of Hell such a unique and refreshing add…

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

‘There’s razzle-dazzle, glitz, glam & hugely sumptuous chorus numbers’: MOULIN ROUGE! The Musical – West End ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

There is a lot to love with the production; the energy is next level throughout, the variety of performers is wonderful to see and the classic songs from the movies are excellent.

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Friday, November 26, 2021

‘A completely wholesome treat’: LITTLE WOMEN – Park Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Louisa May Alcott's timeless 1886 classic has earned praise and adoration, especially after the recent film adaptation.

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

‘A perfect reminder of the importance of community’: THE CHOIR OF MAN – Arts Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Nine men, a pub, singing, dancing and amazing energy levels, The Choir of Man is an absolute treat of a show.

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Monday, November 15, 2021

‘A history lesson you’ll want to revisit time & again’: SIX THE MUSICAL – West End ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

It's an 80-minute treat that flies by in a whizz of comedy, vocal excellence, spangly costumes and heart.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

‘Ticks the boxes of humour, angst, drama & generally being over the top’: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL – Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

What works so well about this musical is that it doesn't take itself too seriously. The whole thing is melodramatic and larger than life.

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Book Review: Hamilton & Me – by Giles Terera ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

While working to bring the smash-hit musical Hamilton to the West End stage, Giles Terera kept a journal that chronicled the journey and now provides a wonderfully moving insight into the pr…

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Friday, September 17, 2021

‘A magical fever dream that invites you to suspend your disbelief’: BAT OUT OF HELL – Manchester & Touring ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Hitting the highway until late 2022, after several staggering runs in Toronto, New York and London, Bat Out Of Hell returned to its proverbial Manchester home this weekend.

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

‘Brims with exhilarating jazz & witty comedy’: WONDERFUL TOWN – Opera Holland Park ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

As the world returns to a new normal, there aren't many better ways to spend an evening than enjoying a glorious musical in the beautiful setting of Opera Holland Park. Quick Fantastic has r…

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

‘There is something for absolutely everyone’: WEST END MUSICAL CELEBRATION – Palace Theatre ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

As the final chorus of The Greatest Showman’s ‘From Now On’ rang out “and we will come back home”, I was reminded that the theatre really is home and if West End Musical Celebratio…

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

‘Fiercely entertaining dance contest’: HERE COME THE BOYS – London Palladium ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Here comes the sun, here comes some form of normality and most importantly, Here Come The Boys. In their West End transfer, following a successful UK tour, four of Strictly’s favourite boy…

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

‘Every artist gave a powerhouse performance’: MONDAY NIGHT AT THE APOLLO – Apollo Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Created by Wild Mountain Productions and presented by Greg Barnett, a spectacular line-up was brought to the stage of the Apollo to take us through a night of vocal gymnastics, diversity, hu…

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

‘Full to the brim with theatricality’: THE SHOW MUST GO ON – The Lost Alhambra ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The Show Must Go On is an immersive, cabaret dining experience which packs a punch. The night is complete with a three hour show, a two course meal, a welcome cocktail and bottomless Prosecc…

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

‘I would like people to experience the joy of being back together’: Rachel John stars in Songs For a New World at the London Palladium by Olivia Mitchell

After the success of the online streamed version of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs For a New World, Lambert Jackson has brought the musical back as one of the first live, in person performance…

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

‘Truly sensational to experience’: PIPPIN – Garden Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The terrific cast of triple threats make the bittersweet, upbeat and consistently enjoyable musical Pippin at the Garden Theatre a must see.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The return of the movie musical: 9 upcoming ones to look forward to by Olivia Mitchell

During the Golden Age of Hollywood, movie musicals were abundant and arguably the most popular genre. However, with the move towards pop culture in the 1960s, their popularity dwindled and g…

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Monday, April 27, 2020

How’s your stagey lockdown? 7 ways to be theatrical during a pandemic by Olivia Mitchell

I hope no one minds these more chatty style posts, but with all that's going on, I wanted to switch it up a little bit and bring some more relaxed posts about how we can keep ourselves sane,…

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Friday, February 28, 2020

‘Spectacularly well performed musical’: THE PRINCE OF EGYPT – West End ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

For spectacle and energy, The Prince of Egypt is worth a visit. It’s not going to change your life but it’ll provide a fun few hours of superfluous theatricality that looks and sounds ve…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

‘An uplifting piece of theatre’: ON YOUR FEET! – Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

For a celebration of music, life and heritage, get On Your Feet! and conga your way to see this tour.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

‘The performances are outstanding’: THE PIRATE QUEEN – West End ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

While audiences may find The Pirate Queen too repetitive to work as a fully realised production, it provides an evening of outstanding vocal talent and swashbuckling storytelling.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Rewrite This Story presents five reasons why you should see Once the Musical on its current tour by Olivia Mitchell

A beautiful, heartfelt story of an unlikely friendship between a Dublin busker and a Czech musician, we present five reasons why you should see Once on its current UK tour.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

‘It almost feels more relevant now than it was when it first was first conceived’: Rachel Tucker stars in The Pirate Queen by Olivia Mitchell

Rachel Tucker is taking on the role of Grace O'Malley in the one night only London premiere of the musical Pirate Queen. Rachel told us all about the show, her favourite moments and what it…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

What life is like on tour by Once The Musical’s Emma Lucia by Olivia Mitchell

‘Once isn’t hugely romanticised and I think that’s what people love about it’: What life is like on tour by Once The Musical’s Emma Lucia.

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

‘Loud, fast, energetic & spirited journey’: POET IN DA CORNER – Royal Court Theatre & Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The entire seventy minute show feels like a pan on the boil, continuously moving and flowing and engaging. Poet in da Corner is funny, truthful, inventive and really worth seeing.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

‘Beautifully enchanting’: Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes – Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The entire New Adventures company prove once again in The Red Shoes why they're so revered in this glorious looking and exceptionally assured production.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

‘Delights & inspires in equal measure’: EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE – West End ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a show which delights and inspires in equal measure and is sure to retain its spot in theatre lovers’ hearts for the foreseeable future.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

‘Gut-wrenchingly funny’: PETER PAN GOES WRONG – Touring ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The masters of laughter, Mischief Theatre are back at it again with a gut wrenchingly funny touring version of Peter Pan Goes Wrong, which takes everything theatrical and jumbles it into a m…

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