Home / Tag Archives: Helen Hobson

Tag Archives: Helen Hobson

Mamma Mia! – Milton Keynes Theatre

Music & Lyrics: Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus Book: Catherine Johnson Director: Phyllida Lloyd  Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty Mamma Mia has been entertaining West End audiences for 18 years and spawned a film starring Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Colin Firth so the story is fairly well-known. The movie director Phyllida Lloyd is back in the chair overall, with Nikki Davis Jones ...

Read More »

Mamma Mia –Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Music & Lyrics: Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus Book: Catherine Johnson Director: Phyllida Lloyd  Reviewer: Taylor Simmons Mamma Mia, the smash hit musical based on the songs of Abba, has become a firm favourite among musical theatre lovers – and one which continues to pack houses. This current touring production is vibrant, colourful and full of youthful energy with a ...

Read More »

Mamma Mia! – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Music And Lyrics: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson Book: Catherine Johnson Director: Phyllida Lloyd Choreographer: Anthony Van Laast Musical Supervisor: Martin Koch Reviewer: Glen Pearce Perhaps it was only time that Norwich, spiritual home of Alan Partridge, finally got a visit from musical juggernaut Mamma Mia!, resplendent with a fine refrain of Knowing Me, Knowing You. 18 years ...

Read More »

Muted – The Bunker, London

Writer: Sarah Henley Music and lyrics: Tim Prottey-Jones and Tori Allen-Martin Director: Jamie Jackson Reviewer: Stephen Bates Lovers of musicals should have no trouble finding the Bunker, as it is right next to the Menier Chocolate Factory and they may well consider it worth their while heading there to catch this brand new show, similar in style to Willy Russell's Blood ...

Read More »

Picture Perfect – St James Studio, London

Music and lyrics: Scott Evan Davies Director: Simon Greiff Reviewer: Ian Foster The studio space of the St James Theatre has proved fertile ground for bringing new musical theatre work to London and United Theatrical now return there for a third time with an American composer. This time it is the turn of Scott Evan Davis whose Picture Perfect – ...

Read More »

NEWS: West End stars join From Page to Stage 2014

Aria Entertainment is delighted to announce first casting today for the second annual From Page To Stage Festival, a season of new musical theatre at the Landor Theatre from Monday 10 February to Sunday 9 March 2014. Full casting is now confirmed for the Season’s three showcase readings of Merman’s Apprentice, Claus The Musical and The Return of the Soldier, ...

Read More »

The Sound of Music, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London.

Composer: Richard Rodgers Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II Book Writer: Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse Director: Rachel Kavanagh Musical Director: Stephen Ridley Reviewer: Leon Paul [rating:4]   The heavens had opened over London as the crowd assembled for last night’sperformance of The Sound of Music at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park. Cowering under trees, umbrellas &various shelters around the theatregrounds… ...

Read More »