Author Archives: theatrefocus

Les Miserables: Why I’m Miserable

I’m normally a massive fan of musical films. One of my favourite (if not my absolute favourite) films of all time is West Side Story, and I adore The King and I, Calamity Jane, The Producers, Chicago, I could go on for hours…They’re a fantastically light-hearted and entertaining way of opening up the world of musical theatre to those […]

‘Pinch Me Is This Real?’, Loserville, Garrick Theatre, 26/10/2012

It’s important to know what you’re getting when you go to see Elliot Davis and James Bourne’s new jukebox musical Loserville. It’s essentially a story for teenagers, about teenagers. Set in a high school in 1971, the musical tells the story of Michael Dork, a computer geek working on being the one to discover how to send and receive messages between […]

‘We’re Living in the Middle of the Ocean on a Rusting Box on Stilts!’ – SEALAND, Wilde Theatre, Berkshire, 24/072012

Have you ever looked at the current economic crisis and wanted to escape? Dreamt of running away to a safe haven? A Utopia? What if the search for your little slice of heaven took you to the middle of the ocean, completely abandoned, on an old oil rig? Last week I went to see SEALAND […]

Luke Clarke – Actor, Director, Writer

For the past few months I’ve been sitting at my computer, watching the number of people coming to  this blog to read my reviews grow and grow. The response has been fantastic, and I’m so excited that my little project is getting some recognition from the theatre world on Twitter too! Wondering how I can […]

In the Spotlight: East 15 Acting School

Last month, (11/05/2012), I received a message from a friend of mine, who is in his final year of studying Contemporary Theatre at East 15 Acting School in Loughton, Essex. The message was a last minute invite to the showcase performance the final year students were giving at the East 15 theatre, involving two 15 […]

Branching out

Hello followers, This is just a quick reminder post that you can also find Theatre Focus on blogspot, where there are currently more reviews and reports on shows and drama schools. Just go to Also note that the link below is just a validation code so I can put Theatre Focus on more blog sites! […]

The 50 Most Beautiful Songs of Musical Theatre (Part Two)

So here I am again with the next ten songs on my list. Remember, they are not in any particular order in relation to each other or in relation to previous songs posted, and they are only taken from shows that I have personally seen, or that I have been shown by other people. So […]