Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Feature: March round-up

Star of the Month
Michael Urie
Michael Urie in Buyer & Cellar / Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Michael Urie's performance in Buyer and Cellar at the Menier Chocolate Factory is nothing short of stellar. The one-man play follows an out-of-work LA actor who gets a job in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu basement where she has created her very own private shopping mall. Urie's comic timing is impeccable. He builds a strong relationship with the audience, telling the story tremendously. Read my interview with Urie here.

Show of the Month
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and ¾

Kirsty Hoiles & Joel Fossard-Jones in Adrian Mole / Photo Credit: Pamela Raith

Hitting me with a breath of fresh air, when I saw The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and ¾ at the Leicester Curve Theatre my faith in new British musical theatre was restored. The piece is quirky and has a strong identity and relevance. I'm sure this isn't the last we'll hear of this inspiring, well-crafted new British musical! Read my full 4* review here.






Interview Highlights

on playing Frankie Valli in the UK Tour of Jersey Boys
on her return from Broadway, new stage role and concerts
on choreographing Oklahoma!, Bugsy Malone & Hairspray

Selected Reviews

WEST END PLAY
★★★
"...in need of some major love and attention."

OFF-WEST END MUSICAL
★★★★
"...a blissful and insightful evening, shining the light on an exceptionally talented theatrical legend."

OFF-WEST END PLAY
★★★
"...the concept is interesting and the performances entertain."

TOURING MUSICAL
★★
"surreal"

TOURING MUSICAL
★★★★
"...one hell of a show! Uproarious fun."

CONCERT
★★★★★
"Erivo is not only a goddess of musical theatre, but she is also an artist with so much to offer"

Andrew Tomlins (Editor)

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