This week has been all about one show – Love Never Dies.
It opened this week and has had a huge amount of attention. The reviews have been a mixture. The Stage had three pieces on it this week, one of which was an interview with the Director Jack O’Brien. As said in a previous post, I’ll be going to see it in couple of months. It’s been interesting to see the buzz this show has caused and it’s certainly caused a bit of a stir and frenzy, which is no bad thing for the industry.
Mostly it’s been fairly positive, most critical of the story over anything else, they’re still in the “tweeking” phase, so it’ll be interesting to see how it evolves over the next few weeks and months.
From my point of view, I’m pleased that we have a new musical (albeit a sequel) that’s not based on some pop stars back catalogue opening in the West End (however a Spice Girls musical is currently in the pipeline for release soon).