Please note that if we refer to having reviewed a show (either on this website or for Broadway World UK), or attended as an Offies assessor, we received complimentary press tickets to that show. If we do not refer to a review or Offies assessment, we paid for the tickets with our own money.

What we’ve been watching in 2024

January 2024

Unfortunate at Southwark Playhouse, Elephant (15 Jan): A camptastic dive into the untold story of Ursula the Sea Witch. Fun for Disney and drag fans alike.

Edges at Phoenix Arts Club (20 Jan): Read our review of Edges.

Tess at Peacock Theatre (31 Jan): Read our review of Tess.

Tess by Ockam’s Razor. Image credit: Daniel Denton

February 2024

Bronco Billy The Musical at Charing Cross Theatre (3 Feb): Read our review of Bronco Billy.

Journey of a Refugee at Stanley Arts (4 Feb): Read our review of Journey of a Refugee.

Luna Loves Library Day at Lyric, Hammersmith (10 Feb): Read our review of Luna Loves Library Day.

Turning the Screw at Kings Head Theatre (16 Feb): Read our review of Turning the Screw.

Kaleidoscope at Half Moon Theatre (24 Feb): A lovely little show for teeny weeny audiences (0-18 months). Fantastic light design that had little ones entranced, with a chance to play at the end. (Attended as an Offies assessor).

A Song for Ella Grey at Theatre Peckham (29 Feb): Read our review of A Song for Ella Grey.

Journey of a Refugee by Theatre-Rites. Image credit: Ali Wright.

March 2024

Romeo and Juliet at Polka Theatre (9 Mar): Read our review of Romeo and Juliet.

Medusa’s First Kiss at Little Angel Studios (17 Mar): Read our review of Medusa’s First Kiss.

Wild About You in Concert at Theatre Royal Drury Lane (26 March): A promising production elevated by an exceptional cast, led by the always excellent Rachel Tucker. Not sure we’d rush back to see this but interesting to see how it develops.

Romeo & Juliet – A Polka Theatre Co Production of With Beats and Elements. Image credit: Steve Gregson

April 2024

A quiet month since we were away for the Easter holidays, although we did see three in-house theme park productions at Phantasialand. As well as….

Pippin in Concert at Theatre Royal Drury Lane (30 April): We couldn’t go a month without any theatre so we squeezed in an emergency school night trip to see this fabulous concert production of Pippin. We’ve seen a couple of different versions in the past (including the most recent Broadway revival) and this very much lived up to them, with a fantastic cast, including the ever-excellent Cedric Neal and a show-stealing Zizi Strallen. Lucie Jones in a comedy role was also a revelation. Fingers crossed there’s more life in this than a two night run.

May 2024

Mrs Doubtfire at The Shaftesbury Theatre (5 May): This is very much the film on stage, with some songs (or so Mrs Mummy tells me). And it’s very much a 90s throwback with a heavy dose of misogyny, and a horribly twee ending. If only Tim Minchin had been let loose on this one and given it the Groundhog Day treatment.

Porridge Boy at Greenwich Theatre (23 May): Read our review of Porridge Boy.

The Colour of Dinosaurs at Polka Theatre (27 May): Review coming soon!