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Caroline Cronin

Caroline Cronin

Caroline has over seven years' experience as a theatre journalist, spanning three different publications. Now an established member of the BroadwayWorld team, Caroline specialises in musical theatre and cabaret, having reviewed a wide variety of productions, both in and off the West End.

Caroline has also conducted some high-profile industry interviews, including the likes of Caissie Levy and Oliver Tompsett, which she cites as among some of her career highlights. 

Her favourite theatre space is Southwark Playhouse, and can often be found swigging wine at a variety of stagey establishments across London.

 

 




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BWW Review: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, The Other Palace PhotoBWW Review: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, The Other Palace
Posted: Dec. 2, 2021


BWW Review: BROKEN WINGS, Charing Cross Theatre PhotoBWW Review: BROKEN WINGS, Charing Cross Theatre
Posted: Feb. 17, 2022


BWW Review: ZORRO THE MUSICAL, Charing Cross Theatre PhotoBWW Review: ZORRO THE MUSICAL, Charing Cross Theatre
Posted: Apr. 13, 2022


BWW Interview: Gerard Carey and Josefina Gabrielle Talk LES MISERABLES PhotoBWW Interview: Gerard Carey and Josefina Gabrielle Talk LES MISERABLES
Posted: Feb. 15, 2022


BWW Review: THE NATIONAL LOTTERY'S BIG NIGHT OF MUSICALS, BBC1 PhotoBWW Review: THE NATIONAL LOTTERY'S BIG NIGHT OF MUSICALS, BBC1
Posted: Jan. 31, 2022


BWW Review: ZORRO THE MUSICAL, Charing Cross Theatre
April 13, 2022

Zorro the Musical has lived many lives before its latest engagement at the Charing Cross Theatre. From the West End Production of 2008-09 to this production’s first outing at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, which was cruelly cut short just two previews in by the pandemic. It bursts into its new home with fiery abandon.

BWW Review: BROKEN WINGS, Charing Cross Theatre
February 17, 2022

I’m not sure I was prepared for what I witnessed as I sat in the round of the Charing Cross Theatre, awaiting the overture for Broken Wings which I’d heard so much buzz about. An adaptation of a poetic novel by Gibran Khalil Gibran, Broken Wings is pitched by Director Bronagh Lagan as being a “tale of first love, loss and identity”.

BWW Interview: Gerard Carey and Josefina Gabrielle Talk LES MISERABLES
February 15, 2022

Having joined the cast of Les Misérables at the newly refurbished Sondheim Theatre back in December 2019, Gerard Carey and Josefina Gabrielle have had quite the rollercoaster experience as everyone's favourite rogues, the Thénardiers. Between them, their list of theatre credits is impressive and despite having never met prior to the show, Carey and Gabrielle have united to create a strong partnership throughout multiple lockdowns and two different productions.

BWW Review: THE NATIONAL LOTTERY'S BIG NIGHT OF MUSICALS, BBC1
January 31, 2022

Finally – a major theatrical event in a prime-time slot on a Saturday night. Not since Andrew Lloyd Webber’s array of reality shows have we seen musical theatre put front and centre on a mainstream channel, and after years of The Olivier Awards broadcast being relegated to a truncated late night Sunday slot, this feels like a long time coming. And all the more poignant after the rough ride the industry has had these past two years.

BWW Review: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, The Other Palace
December 2, 2021

As the first show out of the gate at The Other Palace since the pandemic, and the first show housed there since the venue was bought by Bill Kenwright, Heathers the Musical has a lot of attention to shoulder. Not only has it returned to its original home but it’s also got a brand new cast to boot – and reader…they are on fire.

BWW Review: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, Apollo Theatre
May 27, 2021

What must it feel like to perform to a socially distanced auditorium of masked audience members? Well, if the other night’s 1000th performance of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is to be used as a benchmark, nothing could possibly mask the sense of joy and unity felt in the room for those 2.5 hours.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Dominion Theatre
December 15, 2020

This isn’t the first time that an opening night review has been written when the following day is closing night, but it is hopefully the last. When Tier 3 restrictions were announced at 3.30pm on Monday, the theatre industry heaved a collective sigh of desperation as once again, the rug was pulled out from under them. Of course, regional theatres have been closed for many months, but some is better than none, and seeing London theatres alive these past few weeks gave a glimmer of hope - not to mention employment - to thousands of people.

BWW Review: TITLE OF SHOW, London Coliseum
November 12, 2020

Not since the Landor production in 2013 has the UK seen a professional production of Title of Show, the self-referential musical by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell about two struggling writers in New York who decided to write an original musical for the New York Musical Theatre Festival. But joyfully, Lambert Jackson Productions has bought it back to the British masses and assembled a superb cast directed by Josh Seymour.

BWW Review: FIRST DATE THE MUSICAL, Crazy Coqs Online
October 22, 2020

Austin Winberg's musical First Date was first seen on Broadway in 2013. It's a classic American story of two mismatched singletons in New York - Aaron and Casey - who end up on a blind date, and all the complications that come with that.

BWW Interview: Simon Lipkin Talks FIRST DATE: THE MUSICAL at Crazy Coqs
October 16, 2020

Austin Winberg's musical First Date was first seen on Broadway in 2013. It's a classic American story of two mis-matched singletons in New York - Aaron and Casey - who end up on a blind date, and all the complications that come with that. Featuring a contemporary rock score by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, First Date the Musical ran for five months on Broadway and hasn't been seen on these shores in a professional capacity until now.

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Southwark Playhouse
October 6, 2020

Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years has a brilliantly problematic narrative - two souls taking us on a journey of their relationship, but one in chronological order (Jamie), and one in reverse (Cathy). Jonathan O'Boyle's version takes it to the upper echelons of directorial genius by creating an actor-muso production where the actors are entwined at all times through the music itself - and now, I can't imagine consuming this musical in any other way.

BWW Review: BEFORE AFTER, Southwark Playhouse
September 26, 2020

It's six years since Before After premiered at what was then the St James Studio, with Hadley Fraser and Caroline Sheen in the lead roles. It's a shame that it's taken so long for us to see it again, as it's a rather charming piece - made all the more so by the return of Fraser and his real-life partner Rosalie Craig.

BWW Interview: The Creative Team Talk THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Minack Theatre
September 18, 2020

The Last Five Years is one of the few musicals that seems as if Jason Robert Brown wrote it precisely with a pandemic in mind. 

BWW Review: BEAT THE DEVIL, Bridge Theatre
September 3, 2020

David Hare is well known for his biting commentary on public institutions. The Church of England, the legal system: none have escaped his observation unscathed, and with Beat the Devil, the Conservative Government is the target of choice.

BWW Review: EDUCATING RITA, The Minack Theatre
August 27, 2020

My recent visit as a first-timer to this much-celebrated space was to see Educating Rita - a truncated version of the David Pugh production that was due to tour the country, pre-COVID.

BWW Interview: Layton Williams Talks WEST END MUSICAL DRIVE-IN
August 14, 2020

Layton Williams will be headlining his own concert as part of the West End Musical Drive-In series on 29 August

BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, The Other Palace Digital
July 24, 2020

Jason Robert Brown has gifted the world with immeasurable talent through his flair for theatrical compositions with a pop/rock bent and broad vocal ranges. The UK has been gifted with a wealth of JRB productions over the years - most recently an inspired lockdown performance of The Last Five Years, and before that a stunning Menier Chocolate Factory production of Bridges of Madison County.

BWW Interview: Cedric Neal Talks SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
July 14, 2020

Fans of Jason Robert Brown will be embracing the opportunity to witness a fresh production of Songs From A New World. It was last performed in the UK way back in 2015 - when The Other Palace was known as St James Theatre - and had an impressive cast of Jenna Russell, Cynthia Erivo, Dean John Wilson and Damian Humbley. Songs For A New World is Brown's first musical, and Lambert Jackson Productions is bringing it back to the masses with a new isolated production starring Rachel John, Cedric Neal, Rachel Tucker and Ramin Karimloo.

BWW Review: TURN UP LONDON, Cadogan Hall
July 13, 2020

What Club11 London has always done so brilliantly is unite communities, and Turn Up London is perhaps their most effective and important example of that.

VIDEO: Christina Modestou Sings 'Anytime You Need A Friend' for Mental Health Awareness Week
May 21, 2020

During this unsettling time, here at BroadwayWorld we've been buoyed by witnessing the outpouring of support, encouragement and collaboration that members of the arts community have been offering each other as the weeks have passed.



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