James Tradgett

Winsford | 25-34 | Male
About:  North West-based musician and theatre fanatic, as well as being a huge fan, I have also performed in the pit for countless musicals as a professional cellist. Favourite show I have seen is Hadestown, followed closely by Hamilton, Come From Away, Billy Elliot and Bonnie & Clyde.
Reviews (17)
90
Must see, Heartwarming, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Absorbing
May 3rd, 2022

See it if you love a good score, fantastic acting and singing, and a thoroughly profound and relevant storyline

Don't see it if you don't enjoy heavier and more serious subject matter being addressed

Also in a world where there is so much darkness and issues with mental heal... Read more Read less

100
Epic, Great singing, Great writing, Must see, Masterful
May 3rd, 2022

See it if you love great, well written theatre, performed excellent

Don't see it if N/A: there is no reason to not see this

Also wherever you see this musical it is utterly wonderful, but if you are ... Read more Read less

60
Great singing, Great staging, Overrated, Banal, Entertaining
May 3rd, 2022

See it if you love a show that looks incredible and aren't fazed by a weak storyline or a mediocre score

Don't see it if you want a well written story or score

Also the first thing that comes to mind with this show is "style over subst... Read more Read less

70
Frozen (London)
West End
Great staging, Visually appealing, Great singing, Dizzying, Ambitious
May 3rd, 2022

See it if you are a Disney fan, or love impressive staging, set, costume and sound design, as well as great individual and collective performances

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of family shows, or audiences than don't know how to shut up

Also I often say about Disney that their shows are always going to be extre... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Indulgent, Riveting
May 3rd, 2022

See it if you like a really engaging soundtrack with some brilliant songs, a phenomenal cast, and beautiful staging

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of loud bangs and flashing lights

Also this might be one of the strongest London casts I have ever seen, Fran... Read more Read less

58
Anyone Can Whistle (London)
Elephant and Castle
Weird, Great staging, Funny, Confusing, Ambitious
May 3rd, 2022

See it if you like theatre that's a bit out there and unusual, as well as a diverse and vibrant cast who do their absolute best

Don't see it if you're looking for some kind of narrative and directorial masterpiece, or a plot that makes any kind of sense

Also upon viewing this it becomes clear that there was a reason this was su... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Edgy, Great staging, Great singing, Hilarious
April 5th, 2022

See it if you want to laugh, enjoy good singing and dancing, and don’t mind a little edgy humour

Don't see it if you’re easily offended

Also over ten years later the Book of Mormon still remains one of the funni... Read more Read less

100
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Masterful, Clever
April 5th, 2022

See it if you want a fantastic original score, heartwarming true stories in the face of tragedy, and a hugely talented cast all playing multiple roles

Don't see it if N/A

Also in the face of real tragedy, uncertainty and fear, Come From Away prov... Read more Read less

20
Cliched, Banal
April 3rd, 2022

See it if you like Alexandra Burke

Don't see it if you like good theatre

Also it’s beyond me why Alexandra Burke keeps getting cast when there are s... Read more Read less

90
For a previous production
Joyful, Witty, Hilarious, Exquisite, Entertaining
April 3rd, 2022

See it if you like good dancing, funny character exchanges and a cracking score

Don't see it if you’re not big on classic musical theatre

Also Anything Goes is, first and foremost, a comedy, and this production ab... Read more Read less

70
Six (West End)
West End
Fun, Quirky, Great singing, Edgy, Entertaining
April 3rd, 2022

See it if you enjoy fun music, a party atmosphere, and female empowerment being at the forefront

Don't see it if you’re looking a thorough and well rounded narrative, or any form of high-art.

Also worth mentioning is that it’s not REALLY a “musical” by the traditiona... Read more Read less

100
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Exquisite, Ambitious
April 3rd, 2022

See it if you love theatre

Don't see it if N/A: there is no reason not to see this

Also I don’t think there’s any doubt that this is a masterclass in writing,... Read more Read less

88
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Witty, Great staging, Hilarious, Relevant
April 3rd, 2022

See it if you enjoy Sondheim, stories about being in your mid-30s, or a good laugh

Don't see it if you’re confused by too many story threads overlapping, and can’t keep up with clever, fast paced lyrics

65
Dated, Great singing, Great staging, Intense, Overrated
April 3rd, 2022

See it if you don’t mind a production that’s visually appealing and well performed, but aren’t bothered by a mediocre score

Don't see it if you hate Lloyd Webber, boring narratives or productions lacking in substance

Also the problem with Phantom, aside from it having a fairly unengaging sou... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Great staging, Riveting, Must see, Ambitious
April 3rd, 2022

See it if you are a fan of the film, and don’t mind a little campiness, as it’s very faithful to the source material

Don't see it if you’re looking for a piece of “high art” or a theatrical masterpiece.

Also first and foremost, the most prominent fan base of this musical will b... Read more Read less

100
Heartbreaking, Great singing, Great writing, Must see, Profound
April 3rd, 2022

See it if You love theatre, or music, or being entertained in any way!

Don't see it if You hate theatre, or music, or being entertained in any way!

Also Few pieces of art have ever had such a profound effect on me, I don’t ... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Great ensemble, Great dancing, Delightful, Funny
April 3rd, 2022

See it if You are a fan of Hugh Jackman, of great dancing from the ensemble, or highly impressive child performers.

Don't see it if You are looking for a perfect revival of a beloved classic

Also I think that, although they charm individually and collectively, Hugh ... Read more Read less