Remaining time: 

    The Big Life - Review by David Heppell

    Taken from David Heppell''s London Trip
    THE BIG LIFE - Apollo Theatre

    A last-minute addition to the schedule. Lively, bouncy, fun music, in the style known as ''ska'', makes this entertaining stuff and puts a big smile on the face. But the show is lifted by the laughs - particularly with a Jamaican ''mother'' figure (Tameka Empson) perched in one of the boxes (rather like Statler and Waldorf from the Muppet Show) filling in over the scene changes and splitting the audience''s sides with laughter in the process, commenting on the scene just gone and lots more besides. The actors on stage also bring out the humour of life as an immigrant in ''50s London, but there are barbed allusions to the not-so-funny side of it all as well. Overall, for the fun and the frolics, a really different and enjoyable evening''s entertainment.


    Related news

    Riverside Studios now reopened and offering a unique theatre experience!

    Posted on | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels |

    A lot has changed at Riverside Studios in the past five years. Having closed its doors back in 2014 to... Read more

    BR - show tile

    Baby Reindeer returns to London to play at the Ambassadors Theatre

    Posted on | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels |

    After receiving overwhelming critical acclaim at last year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe and following a sell-... Read more

    First Look: Be More Chill rehearsal shots

    Posted on | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels |

    The West End cast of Broadway's Be More Chill are now in rehearsals. The musical is set to receive its highly ant... Read more

    Follow us for instant updates and special offers

    Sign up to our mailing list and be the first to hear about new West End shows and exclusive ticket discounts. We value your privacy. You can unsubscribe at any time. But we hope you won’t!