On the West End, a show entering its second year can be put through testing times. This is often the time when a show either enjoys its success and bows out gracefully, or dwindles into nothingness as it is forgotten among the weeds. Of course, all productions are hoping for the magical third option, one that few shows on the West End manage to achieve – a much longer and illustrious career spanning decades. Kinky Boots is riding high in 2016 off the back of seven Olivier Award nominations and three wins (Best Costume Design, Best Actor in a Musical and Best New Musical) – in theory this should be enough to see it through the deciding second year. But the formula for West End success is rarely so simple, as a return to the Adelphi Theatre on a Tuesday evening has proven.
Tag: Adelphi Theatre
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Musicals that are based on films are popping up all over the West End at the moment. Maybe these shows are trying to emulate some of the success of the West End gold standard Billy Elliot, which has made the successful transition to the stage after being an iconic film that I and love. Well it’s time for another production to tell its story and hope to gain a piece of the glory – taking over from The Bodyguard, I went to see the Adelphi Theatre’s latest offering.
Sorry for the delay in my next blog folks, this weekend I was busy entertaining 2 very discerning guests that love nothing more than to criticise my London life. Well, one does anyway – Dad is too laid back for all that. Long as he has a coffee in his hand he’s happy. Mum, on the other hand, loves to be critical. I often think she’d be a great reviewer, you know you’ve done well if she is pleased!
Time for another post! So at present my week has been a bit quiet on the cultural front, apologies. It will pick up soon. In the meantime this is the perfect chance to dig back through my treasure chest of memories and select an Olivier Award 2013 winning musical for your delectation.