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Musicals 2008 Archives - One4Review

The British Ambassador’s Belly Dancer

August 8, 2008 |

This is the true story of Nadira Murray, “from the slums to the Ambassadorial palace of Uzbekistan”. Nadira’s life starts off in a kind of idle as part of Russia her parents are classically trained thespians and are held … Read More

The Musical of Musicals, The Musical!

August 8, 2008 |

For those of us obsessed by musical theatre there have been several shows which copy styles, lyrics and music from other musicals but none to my knowledge quite as blatant as “The Musical of Musicals The Musical” presented by … Read More

The Butler Did It? – The Musical

August 8, 2008 |

It is often said that if it is not broken then don’t fix it and in my opinion that is what has happened with this show. Last year I witnessed their non-musical version of this and was thoroughly impressed … Read More

On The Island of Aars

August 8, 2008 |

Did you know that in the oldy Celtic ancienty Scottishy language the word aars means turtle? No? Neither did I till I visited the Island of Aars at Pleasance Above. This particularly petite place is habited by some peculiar … Read More

Celebration Africa

August 8, 2008 |

There is a feeling of attending a religious gathering in the songs selected in this show. Josephine Amankwah, looking stunning in African dress, has a strong confident mezzo-soprano singing voice. She is backed by a three piece group with … Read More

Only The Brave

August 8, 2008 |

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is often used as a tryout for new musicals or musicals in development. One of the high profile ones this year is ‘Only the Brave’. Inspired by true events we start at the beaches of … Read More

Departure Lounge’  By  Dougal Irvine

August 8, 2008 |

Last years musical hit of the Fringe for me was ‘Eurobeat – Almost Eurovision’ a big budget production now touring the UK prior to a season in London’s West End. So far this Fringe I have been totally wowed … Read More

Return To The Forbidden Planet

August 8, 2008 |

Since I first saw the musical in London I have loved ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’ and seeing it on offer by Hartshorn-Hook Productions  I wondered what they could do with it in one hour? Actually unless you know … Read More

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

August 8, 2008 |

‘Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens’ is a musical, which despite being around for some time is neither often performed nor well known. Part of the problem is the lack of any catchy refrains but the subject matter … Read More

The Riot Showgrrrls Club

August 8, 2008 |

Madam Magdalene and Mistress Lilith open their doors and our minds to their ‘Academy for Higher Consciousness’. Encouraging us females and the lesser males in the audience into seeing that Feminists really do have better sex! Filled with humour … Read More