Norman salutes return of the King Of all the big rock n roll stars they don’t come much bigger than the King himself. And if playing the role of Elvis Presley in a new stage production is the opportunity of a lifetime, then capturing his story was also a challenge for the man who wrote […]
Theatre review – Cabaret (5/5) In her theatrical debut Louise Redknapp, the former Eternal singer, brings to life Sally Bowles, the fictional burlesque performer who entertained in the sleazy nightclubs of 1930s Berlin. Redknapp does a decent job of emulating the role made famous in film by Liza Minnelli, but the show stealer of this […]
Following an acclaimed world premiere run in Liverpool, this musical whirlwind received a rousing reception at its opening night in Edinburgh.
Theatre review – Dirty Dancing: It’s hardly credible that the film Dirty Dancing is 30 years old. This week the highly successful stage version full of high kicks and lifts has touched down in Edinburgh’s Playhouse for a week long run. On opening night there was enhanced security at the Playhouse which did not detract […]
Funny Girl – Playhouse, Edinburgh: From Brooklyn to Broadway the real life Fanny Brice was the daughter of Hungarian immigrants, who started performing at age 15 and found she had a knack for clowning around while belting out show stopping songs, and catching the eye of impresario Florenz Ziegfeld of Ziegfield Follies fame. She went […]