Bob Marley’s West End is Red, Yellow and Green: Get Up Stand Up at the Lyric Theatre

The winner of the evening at Get Up Stand Up – The Bob Marley Musical is its palettes of red-yellow-green, of green-yellow-blacks, of double denim, of the mottled wooden coating of 1970s speakers and LP listening booths – if the crackling of a record player's needle starting the iconic album Uprising has a theme, these … Continue reading Bob Marley’s West End is Red, Yellow and Green: Get Up Stand Up at the Lyric Theatre

An Evening Without Kate Bush at the Soho Theatre 

When one of your favourite living artists stopped live gigs years before you were born, seeing her eventually perform live, feels surreal. Given her rare performances, superfans have turned to impersonators, theme parties, interviews with her stage dancers, fiction with fortifying titles like Waiting For Kate Bush and her biography Under The Ivy (updated in … Continue reading An Evening Without Kate Bush at the Soho Theatre 

A rock history’s journey to happiness – Tina the Musical at the Aldwych Theatre

I always respected Tina Turner more for her voice, her energetic attitude and age-refusing charisma than for the music played by the mainstream radio stations. GoldenEye was her only song I would turn up and no one ever played her early rock stuff or The Acid Queen from The Who’s 1974 musical film Tommy we … Continue reading A rock history’s journey to happiness – Tina the Musical at the Aldwych Theatre

Feeling sound in the West End – Motown The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre

I am where I wanted to go since passing the glittering façade of the Shaftesbury Theatre during our pub crawl leading to the jazz night at Ronnie Scott’s. An endless amount of Motown tribute shows and revues are now touring and rotating through the stages of the whole planet. I have been assured that Motown … Continue reading Feeling sound in the West End – Motown The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre

Apphia Campbell starring as Nina Simone in Black Is The Color Of My Voice at Twickenham’s Exchange

One of this season’s most exciting guests plays for one night only at Twickenham’s Exchange, in what is a monodrama written by starring Apphia Campbell as jazz legend Nina Simone. There is no mentioning of this being a musical but you cannot tell any musician’s story without their music. Nina has locked herself in a … Continue reading Apphia Campbell starring as Nina Simone in Black Is The Color Of My Voice at Twickenham’s Exchange

The Buddy Holly Story expands the West End to Twickenham

Tonight we are in Twickenham at The Exchange which opened just 6 month ago as a new cultural hub for the area. It has since provided the community with cinema screenings, talks, comedy nights and much with a 300 seater audience. It’s most likely a musical theater premiere for the venue today and when the … Continue reading The Buddy Holly Story expands the West End to Twickenham