A sort of song cycle.
Author: Bill Russell
Crazy for You. Music & Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, Book by Ken Ludwig. Chichester Festival Theatre to 4 September 2022. William Russell.
Who could ask for anything more? - a dazzling revival dazzlingly danced.
Ragtime. Book by Terrence McNally, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrends, Music by Stephen Flaherty. Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow. Alleyn’s Theatre, Dulwich, London SE 22 to 27 August 2022. 4****. William Russell.
Skillfully staged and drilled production by the National Youth Music Theatre
Diva: live from hell. Book by Nora Brigid Monahan, music & lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen. The Turbine Theatre, Nine Elms, Battersea SW 11 to 3 September 2022. 5*****. William Russell
Luke Bayer delivers a high octane performance
You will have a whale of a time but make sure you have a few bevvies.
A closure is announced.
Identical based on Erich Kastner’s The Parent Trap. Book Stuart Paterson, Music George Stiles, Lyrics Anthony Drew. Nottingham Playhouse to 14 August 2022. 4 ****. William Russell.
A tuneful work in progress which one day may be a massive hit
Tasting Notes. Book by Charlie Ryall, Music by Richard Baker, lyrics by Ryall and Baker. Southwark Playhouse, 77 Newington Causeway, London SE 1 to 27 August 2022. 2**. William Russell
Interesting idea but flogged to death in overlong show#
Little Women by Mark Adamo. Opera Holland Park, London W8 in repertoire to 5 August 2022. 3***. Clare Colvin
Louisa May Alcott's classic saga on the joys and sorrows of sisterhood.
Patriots by Peter Morgan. The Almeida, Islington, London N1 to 22 August 2022. 4****. William Russell
The thrilling, chilling story of the rise and fall of Boris Berezovsky.
Penny Royal by Lucy Roslyn. The Finborough Theatre , 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 to 6 August 2022. 4****. William Russell.
A worthwhile play for the right audience.
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. The Lyttelton, the National Theatre, London. 2**. William Russell.
For one much ado about nothing much.
The Southberry Child by Stephen Beresford. the Bridge Theatre, 3 Potter’s Field, London SE1 to 27 August 2022. 4****. William Russell.
A well made play posing well worth asking questions.
Lots of laughs and good comic performances.