Jack Blaze

Making the Most of the Interval

The 20 minute interval at a West End show is an integral part of the theatre experience. But with limited time and often crowded spaces, how can you make the most of it? Here are some insider tips to help you navigate the interval like a seasoned theatregoer. The key to a successful interval is […]

People, Places & Things ★★★★★

Duncan Macmillan’s People, Places & Things has returned to the London stage, bringing with it a whirlwind of critical acclaim and leaving audiences exhilarated and emotionally drained. Let’s start with the basics. Our protagonist, Emma (played by the incomparable Denise Gough), is an actress whose relationship with substances is far more committed than her relationship […]

The Voice of the Turtle ★★★☆☆

In the intimate confines of the tiny 70-seater Jermyn Street Theatre, John Van Druten’s ‘The Voice of the Turtle’ emerges from a 77-year slumber, offering a charming glimpse into the romantic entanglements of 1940s New York. This revival, directed by Philip Wilson, breathes new life into a play that once graced the Piccadilly Theatre in […]

What to Wear: A Style Guide for Your Night at the West End

You’ve got your tickets to a West End show. But now comes the age-old question: what should you wear? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this guide to dressing for your night out in London’s dazzling theatre district. Understanding West End Dress Codes Let’s start with the basics: most West End theatres don’t have […]

Starlight Express ★★★★☆

Starlight Express appears to have long occupied a curious place in the Andrew Lloyd Webber canon. It’s undoubtedly one of the composer’s most successful musicals – the original London production ran for 18 years (over four times as long as the original Sunset Boulevard) – while a German staging has been running continuously in a […]

Jean Valjean: A very naughty boy

If you’ve watched the fabulous 3 hour behemouth that is ‘Les Miserables’, you’ll probably regard Jean Valjean as one of the heros of musical theatre. But there is more to the tragic yet melodically perfect character than you might first think. Jean Valjean kickstarts his life of crime with — wait for it — a […]

The Choir of Man ★★★☆☆

The Choir of Man may just be the world’s most cheerful public house performance. The smell of beer, the banter between mates, and everyone’s sudden inclination to burst into song—what’s not to love? Conceived by Andrew Kay and helmed by the canny direction of Nic Doodson, The Choir of Man takes us into the heart […]

The Wind & The Rain ★★★★☆

Nearly 100 years ago, playwright Merton Hodge wrote this hugely successful drama, which played over 1,000 performances at the St Martin’s, the Queen’s (now Sondheim) and the Savoy theatre. It was televised in 1959, starring Alan Bates (Psycho), and was revived in 1960 at the Liverpool Playhouse with John Thaw playing one of the minor […]

Top Five Shows for First-Time Theatregoers

These are our current top five shows if you’re new to the London West End theatre scene. They’re not always cheap, but you’ll come away totally wowed and wanting to see it again. HamiltonHamilton is a groundbreaking musical that has redefined the landscape of modern theatre. Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show tells the story […]

Theatre Jargon: A Brief Guide

The world of theatre is a fascinating realm filled with drama, emotion, and artistry. It’s a place where stories come to life, characters become real, and audiences are transported to different times and places. But like any specialised field, theatre has its own unique language. Here are some of the most common terms you might […]