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Everything about Assassins is right! (REVIEW)

After leaving a showing of ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ half way through, and struggling to warm to ‘Into The Woods’ when I saw an amateur production last December, I was starting to think that Stephen Sondheim’s musicals just weren’t my cup of tea. 1,396 more words


2015 started with ‘Assassins’ at the Menier Chocolate Factory – one of my favourite theatres due to its scale and how close the audience gets to the action on stage. 526 more words

Aaron Tveit

American actor and singer Aaron Tveit has just completed his run as John Wilkes Booth, the stage actor who assassinated US President Abraham Lincoln in Stephen Sondheim’s contentious musical… 167 more words


Assassins Menier Chocolate Factory: Theatre Review

Having read a few reviews before I entered the Menier Chocolate Factory, I knew that Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins was bound to be a big hit. But I couldn’t possibly have realised just how incredible it would be. 583 more words


Inappropriate banjos: the Musical, and other adventures.

A.K.A. My first London trip of 2015 was a resounding success.

(Long rambling post under the cut). 1,260 more words

Fan Girling & Train Tutting

My number one pet peeve has to be people who hog seats on trains and/or buses. I don’t mean the person who genuinely has a lot of luggage, because I’ve been that person – sometimes you just don’t want to leave your bag full of expensive items down at the other end of the train where anyone could walk off with it. 939 more words

Review – Assassins, Menier Chocolate Factory, 11th January 2015

The musical theatre is a very broad church. Only a few hours ago I was writing about how Anything Goes is a brilliant show but ever so lightweight. 1,766 more words

Chris Sparkle