Friday, 1 May 2015

Feature: April round-up

Star of the Month
Imelda Staunton
Photo Credit:  Johan Persson

Mark my words, people will be talking about Imelda Staunton's performance of Momma Rose in Gypsy for years to come. From the second she steps foot on stage, it is clear Staunton means serious business and is not to be messed with. Every word she says, every lyric she sings and every breath she takes is 100% believable. Her rendition of 'Rose's Turn' brought many to their feet, I can't remember the last time I was so blown away. 

Show of the Month
Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre
Photo Credit:  Johan Persson

It isn't just Imelda Staunton that makes Gypsy unmissable; Lara Pulver shines as Louise and both Gemma Sutton and Dan Burton are outstanding in supporting roles. The three strippers also bring the house down - the whole cast are magnificent. Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents' musical tells a real story with a tremendous score. The new cast album which has just been released is also an absolute must have. Read my full 5* review of Gypsy.

Top News Stories

Full casting announced for Kinky Boots
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Interview Highlights

on playing Carole King in West End's Beautiful
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on winning WEF's Understudy of the Year Award

Selected Reviews
"It's fascinating to watch Lewis, Goodman and Sturridge approaching the piece differently."

"Drew McOnie's choreography raised the roof..."

"Beautifully touching and surprisingly funny..."

" of the funniest musicals ever written."

"...this semi-staged concert production is a little clunky."

" was an absolute treat to see Tucker back up on stage."

Andrew Tomlins (Editor)

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