As the countdown to the big day has officially begun it's time to deck the halls and turn up the volume on your favourite seasonal hits. Christmas songs are some of the most inspiring and tuneful pieces of music we hear all year, and many of the most famous actually originated in theatres. Musical Theatre has provided the soundtrack to many momentous life events throughout the past 100 years, and continues to write songs that crossover to enjoy popular appeal, highlighted this year by The Hamilton Mixtape which has brought a new audience to original musical theatre.
There is hardly a more perfectly constructed or simply delightful musical in the Broadway canon than She Loves Me, a 1963 confection that has long been one of my favourite shows and it comes up like a polished diamond in the Menier Chocolate Factory's exquisite new production. Hot on the heels of Half a Sixpence that's now back in the West End -- a show that coincidentally originally premiered... Read more