Summer’s biggest blockbuster shows are arguably this very panto remake of the 1992 Disney musical and Harry Potter and The Cursed Child which open within days and a stone’s throw of each other in London’s West End.
Read on for details of the two big moments in this musical of the year so far
We’ve never seen Adele live. We’re going to Glasto and are still hoping she’s headlining Saturday. Her 22-date UK tour begins in Belfast 29/2 and we’ll be reporting from her eight-night run at The 02 in March. Picture via Facebook courtesy Adele.
Read on for reasons including If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Little Mix and a-Ha
Leslie Bricusse is an 84-year-old British composer, lyricist and playwright with a songbook bursting with tunes that you’ll remember predominantly from musicals or films but not necessarily know he penned. Running at the St James Theatre until 17/10 (we saw the 30/9 matinee), this show features a cast of five singing some of his best-loved songs as characters in a series of scenes without a great deal of dialogue but some storyline. There’s much emotion on show and Goldfinger could be incongruous but is played for laughs in a segment paying tribute to this and his other Bond work. Writing’s On The Wall? Nowhere close.