TITANIC: Blogger Review Round-up

unspecified-118There are always review round-ups for theatre shows after press nights, giving a bite size look at what critics thought of shows across the board. It’s nice to see at a glance what the bigwigs like The Times, The Telegraph and The Stage think but there is never really any mention of us smaller fish, the bloggers. So I thought why not do a review round up of some blogger views on shows, as we are slowly catching up to have as much credibility as the National Press (well we are making moves in the right direction).


The Bardette
“The show has attracted a wealth of musical talent that propels this production into a true masterpiece. Southerland is on a winning streak after Grey Gardens and Grand Hotel and it’s fair to say he has created a musical of titanic proportions. Now Artistic Director of the Charing Cross Theatre, there is no doubt we can expect great things from him and I am eagerly anticipating his next triumph. Rush now, before it sinks.”

Stage Review ★★★★★
“This is masterly story-telling by Southerland, whose Titanic launches a season of top musicals helmed by him at Charing Cross Theatre. Everything about Titanic is as faultless as Mr Etches’ silver service.”

West End Frame ★★★★
“Southerland’s production is slick and fine tuned, never losing its focus. Thank goodness Yeston and Stone’s musical has returned to London to give more theatregoers the opportunity to see it. The Charing Cross Theatre has had a bumpy ride over the past few years, but the venue is clearly in safe hands with Thom Southerland at the helm.”

Theatre South East ★★★★
“The production does not trivialise the sinking of RMS Titanic and with a combination of incredible music, talented cast members and a remarkable story telling, this is a show that everyone must see. There are many stand out performances, but this is a piece about people and their lives, how they lived, what they dreamed, and how they’ll be remembered. It is a long time since a musical has made me cry but this poignant and enthralling masterpiece left me with a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye. Titanic the musical proves that you don’t need to write exaggerated fictional accounts using horrifying effects to retell history.”

Grumpy Gay Critic ★★★★★
“Few musicals can swell to keep a lump constantly bobbing at your throat like Titanic. A momentous return for this unsinkable revival.”

West End Wilma ★★★★
“Titanic the musical may not have Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and an eleven o’clock number from Celine Dion but it is a beautifully told story of the tragic events that happened in 1912, with some brilliant songs and layers to the story that you may not experience by watching the film.”

Musical Theatre Review ★★★★★
“There’’s a lump in the throat from the moment a full-on company of 20 charge into a stirring chorale of ‘Godspeed Titanic’ to the moving finale when the In Memoriam of the drowned, all 1,517 of them, is scrolled on to a screen to an ironic reprise of the same anthem.”

Photo: Scott Rylander