Matthew Bourne, an avowed newcomer to directing Sondheim, has provided a gloss and sheen that allow the show to connect with those ordinary mortals who may not be able to quote every lyric
In his stories, Roald Dahl’s young protagonists must use bravery and imagination to outsmart insufferable adults. These same qualities could be said to be essential for any theatrical creative team...
We can’t think of this show without humming Irving Berlin’s score, yet he was a late addition to the project says Jason Carr, who explores the composer’s enduring foray into the narrative musical
Musician Joe Stilgoe explores the contradictions in diva Norma Desmond’s imagined comeback – the show’s standout moment, aided by lyricist Don Black in collaboration with Christopher Hampton
As Jesus Christ Superstar tours the UK, Elaine Paige looks at how Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s biblical smash brought rock concert energy to Musical Theatre