Kevin Sherwin is originally from Dublin and enjoys watching Grease 2 and theatre-going. His favourite kind of musical is one with a lot of ridiculous belting and he patiently awaits news of a London production of Next to Normal.
BWW Reviews: RENT – 20TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT TOUR, Hackney Empire, April 26 2013
April 27, 2013
There are certain things one can expect from any given production of RENT: the Mark will always wear a scarf, the cast will always try to get a bit of a clap-along going in 'Seasons Of Love' and the Benny will do his best with what is a thankless, nothingy role. While it's sometimes refreshing to see new takes on well-known shows, there's a certain pleasure to be had from seeing Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking rock opera play out exactly as you expect, cringe-worthy 'white light' ending and all.
BWW Reviews: ONCE, Phoenix Theatre, April 10 2013
April 11, 2013
From the Guy's opening number, the plaintive 'Leave', it's not difficult to see why the Girl silently falls for him, thus setting up the framework of what is a slight but affecting and tender love story.
BWW Reviews: MIES JULIE, Riverside Studios, March 11 2013
March 12, 2013
Based on August Strindberg's 1888 play Miss Julie, Mies Julie transfers the action from a Count's estate in Sweden to a powerful (unseen) white farmer's house in modern-day post-apartheid South Africa. The bulk of proceedings concerns his daughter Julie (Hilda Cronje) and John (Bongile Mantsai), a young black man who has worked for the family with his mother Christine (Thoko Ntshinga) for many years. In an early conversation, Julie tells John her father will 'shoot the black man in the head that puts his hands on me', setting into motion a chain of events that seems doomed to end in despair.
BWW Reviews: VIVA FOREVER!, Piccadilly Theatre, December 20 2012
December 21, 2012
It must have seemed like a no-brainer. Take the back catalogue of one of the most successful and iconic pop groups of all time, get national semi-treasure Jennifer Saunders to write the script, and add Mamma Mia! producer Judy Craymer for good measure. A recipe for success, surely?
BWW Reviews: STRAIGHT, Bush Theatre, December 5 2012
December 7, 2012
As high concepts go, it doesn't get much simpler: Two heterosexual male friends decided to make porn with each other. Instant intrigue. A plethora of questions.
BWW Reviews: AMERICAN IDIOT, Hammersmith Apollo, December 4 2012
December 5, 2012
Slightly west of the West End, a noisy, vibrant gang has set up home in the Hammersmith Apollo and is demanding to be noticed - make no mistake, the American Idiot Tour of the US, Ireland and the UK has landed in London.