Sunday, 1 November 2015

Feature: October round-up

Star of the Month
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt in In The Heights / Photo Credit: Johan Persson

In The Heights is back with an astoundingly brilliant cast. Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, who reprises her portrayal of gossiping salon owner Daniela, is beyond exceptional. Her performance is scene stealing; Hamilton-Barritt - who is very heavily pregnant - has such effortless comic timing and brings the house down with the superb delivery of her one-liners. Her powerful vocal tones are to die for, but most importantly she goes above and beyond to convey her sheer dedication to the piece. Hamilton-Barritt is an absolute star. Read our 5* review of In The Heights.

Show of the Month
Mary Poppins (UK Tour)
Zizi Strallen in Mary Poppins / Photo Credit:  Johan Persson

Before taking my seat at the Leicester Curve Theatre to see the new UK tour of Mary Poppins I worked out it had been eight years since I last saw the show. I proceeded to relive my childhood and become swept away by the magic and beauty of the production. Mary Poppins is staged with tremendous warmth. Zizi Strallen is a total dream in the title role and the whole cast bring the beloved story to life with such heart. We need Mary Poppins back in the West End ASAP! Read our 5* review of Mary Poppins (UK Tour).

Interview Highlights

on his concert tour & taking a break from Casualty
on In The Heights & The Rocky Horror Show
Oliver Savile & Daniel Hope
on how it feels to be Wicked's new leading men

on Elf, Phantom of the Opera & The Rocky Horror Show
on taking over as Frankie in the UK tour of Jersey Boys

on returning to the West End in Lord of the Dance
Selected Reviews





Andrew Tomlins (Editor)

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