Introducing the December 2023/January 2024 issue of Musicals magazine, featuring Beverley Knight

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Beverley Knight: the soul diva and Musical Theatre star on her new recording and Sister Act revisited | Why the stars of Musical Theatre are flocking to panto

In our sixth issue, Matt Wolf interviews ‘Queen of Soul’ Beverley Knight, who talks about her second career in Musical Theatre, which recently culminated in winning an Olivier Award for Sylvia, and why, at 50, she’s finally owning her own power.

As the National Theatre premieres its new musical adaption of Road Dahl’s The Witches, Claire Allfree explores how Dahl’s dark, anarchic stories have been harnessed to subvert the rules of Musical Theatre.

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As we approach the festive season, Paul Vale embraces the joy of pantomime by talking to artists and creatives about the genre’s ability to connect with audiences, inspire new writing and attract an increasing number of high-profile Musical Theatre performers.

What a year it has been for Musical Theatre! As 2023 draws to a close, Marianka Swain chooses 20 standout shows from the past 12 months – which will come out on top?


Welcome back Elaine Paige! The Musical Theatre star returns to our pages with a regular column celebrating the musicals that proved to be the biggest game-changers. This time, it's the controversial, rock-heavy Jesus Christ Superstar.

Sunset Boulevard (with both leading ladies), The Time Traveller’s Wife and Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends are included in our UK live show reviews, plus don’t miss our reviews from Broadway – Here We Are (Sondheim’s final musical), Gutenberg! and The Great Gatsby.

Rachel Tucker’s new solo album, and a remastered The Sound of Music are included in our expert recording reviews

PLUS all the latest news as well as listings for West End, Broadway, regional, touring and international live shows.

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