Rajeev Goswami’s Beyond Bollywood at the London Palladium can only be described as an extravaganza. I haven’t seen any Bollywood films but this is exactly how I imagine they would be. The acting is over the top, melodramatic and peppered with slapstick comedy, but that’s all part of the fun. Continue reading “Beyond Bollywood review”
1,000 Suns is a post-apocalyptic musical set in America, featuring a young talented ensemble cast. We meet the survivors of a nuclear war, who survive in a settlement known only as ‘The Crater’. The residents are imprisoned as much as protected by the voice on the radio, the settlement’s ever so slightly malevolent sounding leader, Uncle Sam.
Walking into the Dorfman Hub at the Roundhouse in Camden the viewer was thrown into a Victorian circus. Whilst walking around you could have your tarot read, try to knockdown stacks of bottles or watch a young girl twirling a ribbon. What was this all about? It was a little pre-show taster from the performers that were about to throw us into the world of a Victorian freak show.
Enda Walsh’s new musical ‘Once’ at the Phoenix Theatre is an adaptation of the independent film of the same name. Upon hearing this I was instantly dubious of how well a play – and a musical at that – could accurately convey the complexity of a plotline written for film. However, Walsh has struck gold with a witty script, emotional depth and fantastic cast.