Tag Archives | Peter Straker

Tommy – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Touring

Tommy was reviewed at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and now tours until 1 July. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I caught up with this rock musical delivered with immense skill by a company of 22 multi-abled artists in Ipswich prior to national tour. The New Wolsey Theatre audiences are used […]

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Torsten the Beautiful Libertine – Above the Stag Theatre

Torsten the Beautiful Libertine continues at the Above the Stag Theatre, London until 27 March. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ By now the theatre world has become accustomed to rock and pop stars moving into musical theatre territory. Joe McElderry is currently winning plaudits as Joseph on tour and of course, Mamma Mia!, Jersey […]

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Peter Straker – Crazy Coqs

Peter Straker’s cabaret Peter Straker Sings continues at the Crazy Coqs, London until 15 January. Making his debut at this exciting cabaret venue, Peter Straker takes his audience on a rollercoaster ride with a well chosen programme that reflects his career, his favourite songs and above all his love of Jacques Brel. Making his entrance through […]

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Rounding off Edinburgh Fringe 2014 plus MTN Awards

Fiona Orr rounds off Edinburgh Fringe 2014… This year has seen a general increase in the quality of musical theatre on offer and an international sample of the genre as well. Certain shows stand out in the memory for this reviewer: Land of Smiles from the USA via Thailand in a clear explanation of the tyranny of human […]

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Peter Straker – Black Magic – Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Peter Straker performs his show Black Magic at the Pleasance Courtyard until 24 August. There are artists who return to the Fringe year after year. Peter Straker secures his seat at the top table once again with a masterclass in performance. Backed by a brilliant group of musicians (led by Conrad Molleson on bass), this […]

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Peter Straker’s Brel is his first album in 30 years

Paul Vale goes along to the launch of actor and singer Peter Straker’s new album, Peter Straker’s Brel. In the plush surroundings of the 1707 Wine Bar just off Piccadilly, actor and vocalist Peter Straker launched his new album Peter Straker’s Brel. Straker has been a familiar face and voice in the West End for […]

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