Lucy has been going to the theatre since the age of about four and is an out-and-proud musicals geek. Reviewing London theatre on her blog West End Geek and for The Public Reviews over the past two years has broadened her tastes and made her love London life even more. Loves small-scale shows that whisk you away and drop you back down to earth after, but also has a soft spot for a big, show-stopping musical.
BWW Reviews: THE JUDAS KISS, Duke of York's Theatre, January 22 2013
January 23, 2013
David Hare's play The Judas Kiss dips into the most controversial years of playwright and poet Oscar Wilde's life, as his success began to be eclipsed by accusations about his homosexuality.
BWW Reviews: A WINTER'S TALE, The Landor Theatre, November 12 2012
November 13, 2012
Howard Goodall and Nick Stimson's take on Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale is, in many ways, radically different from the original. The question is, have the right aspects been changed?
BWW Reviews: JUDY KUHN LIVE AT THE HIPPODROME, October 9 2012
October 11, 2012
Judy Kuhn, known on Broadway for her role in Chess and Les Misrables (and by 90s Disney fans as the singing voice of the animated Pocahontas), is performing a week-long cabaret run at the Hippodrome Casino's Matcham Room
BWW Reviews: KERRY ELLIS LIVE AT THE HIPPODROME, October 2 2012
October 5, 2012
Kerry Ellis, best known for leading lady stints in Wicked, Oliver and We Will Rock You, has been in 'solo artist' territory for some time now, recording and touring with legendary guitarist and mentor Brian May. In the new Hippodrome Casino's sexy, purple-hued cabaret venue, The Matcham Room, she seems to be having a great time performing her week-long residency, with a very talented band and backing vocalists in tow
BWW Reviews: WHAT YOU WILL, Apollo Theatre, Sept 18 2012
September 20, 2012
Actor Roger Rees zooms through his life in Shakespeare - from auditioning for the Royal Shakespeare Company at this very theatre as a young lad, to playing mute extras and delivering some of theatre's greatest monologues - in this one-act, one-man show
BWW Reviews: SOUL SISTER, Savoy Theatre, Aug 23
August 28, 2012
Soul Sister is a show based on the 'music, life and times of Ike and Tina Turner'. Put together by John Miller and Peter Brooks, it is a night of upbeat 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s tunes, linked by scenes about Tina Turner's rise to fame, from her discovery by Ike Turner to eventual relationship with him and up until her glitzy solo success.
BWW Reviews: SOHO CINDERS, Soho Theatre, August 9
August 10, 2012
Soho Cinders does what it says on the tin - it's a cheeky London W1 reworking of the classic Cinderella tale, centred on Robbie (Tom Milner), a cute but savvy young gay man with very little family but many dreams. He has ugly sisters (the deliciously vulgar, lycra-clad Suzie Chard and Beverly Rudd), a wicked stepfather we never meet and of course a Buttons-style soulmate full of unrequited love for him. This is Velcro (the standout performance from Amy Lennox), a loveable, ballsy blonde who works in his dead mother's launderette.
BWW Reviews: AS YOU LIKE IT, The Actor's Church, July 2012
July 4, 2012
St Paul's Church on the west side of Covent Garden piazza is known as 'The Actor's Church', apt as it sits nestled in buzzing theatreland. Iris Theatre's bold and inventive production of one of the Bard's best comedies is based in the gardens of the church.
BWW Reviews: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, Kensington Gardens, June 7 2012
June 8, 2012
Ever since its publication in 1950, the first Chronicles of Narnia book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, has enchanted children with its magical characters and mystical setting. Though many film, stage and TV adaptations have already been attempted, threesixty Theatre bring the tale to life afresh with a tent-ful of projections, sound effects, glorious puppets and original music