News & Reviews

New gay play Cruise is an incredible tour-de-force

May 21, 2021

The new show, written by and starring Jack Holden, has opened at London’s Duchess Theatre, directed by Bronagh Lagan.

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Cruise at the Duchess Theatre: Press night review

May 21, 2021

Holden has a passion and flair for storytelling and making a very vivid statement about a period in life – circa 1980 to 1988 – that affected him and his circle of friends, lover, casual pick ups and Soho misfits and acquaintances.

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BWW Review: CRUISE at The Duchess Theatre

May 21, 2021

Classic hit favourites like The Lion King reopen round the corner, the West End also returns with a more alternative offering, in the form of Jack Holden's Cruise - the story of a gay man in the 80s embarking on one last hedonistic purge.

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Cruise review – a stunning return to lost gay London

May 21, 2021

Jack Holden delivers a powerhouse one-man show about the hedonism, joy and tragedy of the 80s scene - ★★★★

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Cruise (Duchess Theatre)

May 21, 2021

Jack Holden's one-man play is set against the backdrop of the AIDS crisis - ★★★★

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Cruise

May 21, 2021

“Gloriously theatrical writing debut” - ★★★★★

Jack Holden’s meaty, poetic monologue explores life, love and loss in Soho’s gay community. read more

Lambert Jackson Productions were part of the Stage 100 in 2021

Jan 12, 2021

Since theatres across the UK were forced to shut in March 2020, producers, directors, technicians and artists have worked tirelessly to ensure theatre can continue in some form. read more

Title of Show

BWW Review: TITLE OF SHOW

Nov. 18, 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. read more

All That Dazzles Reviews: Title Of Show

Nov. 18, 2020

One of the funniest and most brilliant theatre references is a rolling list to how many musicals have been adapted from famous movies and how difficult it is to create an original musical – a conversation you will regularly see on musical theatre groups on social media. read more

THE CRUMB REVIEWS: TITLE OF SHOW

Nov. 18, 2020

There is no question that all four of the cast here, under strong direction from Josh Seymour, are utterly endearing in their own right; each delivering stand-out performances throughout. read more

The Stage Reviews: Title of Show

Nov. 18, 2020

“Brilliant fun” - ★★★★ Tim Bano

First Date

Theatre Weekly Reviews: First Date

Oct. 27, 2020

First Date is a hugely entertaining comedy musical which has transitioned well to a virtual production; indeed the online medium may even have played to the show’s advantage, allowing the creative team to create a musical brimming with playful escapism. read more

Theatre Weekly Reviews: First Date

Oct. 27, 2020

“Great fun” - ★★★★ Review by Paul Vale

Playbill – Weekly Streaming Guide

Oct. 27, 2020

A Jennifer Holliday birthday celebration, an all-star This Is Our Youth, and more head online this week. read more

First Date

Playbill Reviews: First Date

Oct. 27, 2020

First Date has a book by Austin Winsberg and music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. The creative team also includes musical supervisor Adam Hoskins and musical director Josh Winstone. read more

First Date

Fairy Powered Productions Reviews: First Date

Oct. 27, 2020

As the couple navigate the stormy waters of religious differences, exes and dead mothers, the laughs come thick and fast. This might not be the deepest, most meaningful of musicals, but sometimes we just need a good laugh. read more