Franco Milazzo

Franco Milazzo

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Franco was born in the northern outskirts of Enfield but has since migrated inland. London has been part of his life now for longer than almost anything else: any band, any other city, any girl. When not being a dark, swarthy Sicilian stereotype, he can be found exploring London’s cultural underbelly especially fringe theatre, cabaret, comedy and burlesque plus the occasional restaurant.

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Articles by: Franco Milazzo

Theatre Review: Hair

Theatre Review: Hair

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius. | By Franco Milazzo
Theatre Review: Dylan Goes Theatrical

Theatre Review: Dylan Goes Theatrical

Girl From The North Country. | By Franco Milazzo
Review: Why This Double Act Aren't National Treasures Is A Mystery

Review: Why This Double Act Aren't National Treasures Is A Mystery

By Franco Milazzo ★★★★★
Theatre Review: The Marriage Of Kim K

Theatre Review: The Marriage Of Kim K

A bad car crash of a musical. | By Franco Milazzo ★★☆☆☆
Review: Farber Brings Fresh Life To Salomé

Review: Farber Brings Fresh Life To Salomé

A classic with a novel twist. | By Franco Milazzo
Review: Jude Law Lays Down A Steamy Masterclass

Review: Jude Law Lays Down A Steamy Masterclass

Movie star comes to Barbican. | By Franco Milazzo
Review: Glee's Amber Riley Lights Up Dreamgirls

Review: Glee's Amber Riley Lights Up Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls finally comes to London 35 years after it debuted in the US. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
Bianco Is All-White On The Night

Bianco Is All-White On The Night

Walk and gawk during this wonderful circus show. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★☆
Ruth Wilson Is A Desperate Housewife In Hedda Gabler

Ruth Wilson Is A Desperate Housewife In Hedda Gabler

"She brings her own flamethrower to a party". | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
Mark Rylance Goes Fishing But What's The Catch?

Mark Rylance Goes Fishing But What's The Catch?

Master actor is back with new passion play. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
La Soirée Is The Perfect Antidote To 2016

La Soirée Is The Perfect Antidote To 2016

See out a grim year in style. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★★
David Bowie Musical Lazarus Crashes To Earth   

David Bowie Musical Lazarus Crashes To Earth  

Prepare to be baffled, and not in a good way. | By Franco Milazzo ★☆☆☆☆
Twice-Broadway Flop Comes To London... And Flops

Twice-Broadway Flop Comes To London... And Flops

Side Show at Southwark Theatre. | By Franco Milazzo ★★☆☆☆
This Latest Don Giovanni Is Updated Yet Outdated

This Latest Don Giovanni Is Updated Yet Outdated

A missed opportunity to do something fresh. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
Dinner With The Twits Is Grim, Gruesome And Gorgeous

Dinner With The Twits Is Grim, Gruesome And Gorgeous

A fantastic feast, though not for all the family... | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★☆
Dress As A Fish To Get Free VIP Tickets For Mark Rylance's New Play

Dress As A Fish To Get Free VIP Tickets For Mark Rylance's New Play

Get into costume and get into Nice Fish for free. | By Franco Milazzo
Tim Minchin Does It Again With Groundhog Day Musical

Tim Minchin Does It Again With Groundhog Day Musical

The classic film is now a classic musical. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★★
Pixie Lott's Breakfast At Tiffany's Can Be Skipped

Pixie Lott's Breakfast At Tiffany's Can Be Skipped

More shine than substance. | By Franco Milazzo ★★☆☆☆
Review: Magic Show Fails To Pull New Tricks Out Of The Hat

Review: Magic Show Fails To Pull New Tricks Out Of The Hat

Modern magic. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
Stage Picks For The Week Ahead: The #Ear Edition

Stage Picks For The Week Ahead: The #Ear Edition

Listen up: we have hot theatre, music, cabaret and drag tips for you. | By Franco Milazzo
Blue/Orange Review: Orange Is Not The Only Colour

Blue/Orange Review: Orange Is Not The Only Colour

The latest revival of Joe Penhall’s play is a real head trip. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★☆
Stage Picks Of The Week: The Cheeky Edition

Stage Picks Of The Week: The Cheeky Edition

Who wants some cheeky theatre, opera and burlesque in their life? | By Franco Milazzo
Review: Madame Butterfly Takes Wing At The ENO

Review: Madame Butterfly Takes Wing At The ENO

Latest re-re-revival is unbalanced but beautiful. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
Kings Of War Is The Real Game Of Thrones

Kings Of War Is The Real Game Of Thrones

Is this "Shakespearathon" better than the HBO show? | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★☆
Review: Branagh And Brydon Strip For Unfunny French Farce The Painkiller

Review: Branagh And Brydon Strip For Unfunny French Farce The Painkiller

It's still not enough to numb the awkwardness. | By Franco Milazzo ★★☆☆☆
Mrs Henderson Presents Review: Nudity Sells. Who Knew?

Mrs Henderson Presents Review: Nudity Sells. Who Knew?

The latest MacGuffin musical. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
The Death Of Red Bastard And Why You Should Mourn It

The Death Of Red Bastard And Why You Should Mourn It

The crimson demon announces his final London shows. | By Franco Milazzo
Review: Old Dog, New Tricks... The Magic Flute Plays Again At The ENO

Review: Old Dog, New Tricks... The Magic Flute Plays Again At The ENO

Seeing is believing for this latest version of the Mozart classic. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★☆
Reach For The Star: A Shining Review For L’Étoile

Reach For The Star: A Shining Review For L’Étoile

Chris Addison makes opera debut in a rarely performed French comedy. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★☆
Review: Is The Sun Setting On Cirque Du Soleil?

Review: Is The Sun Setting On Cirque Du Soleil?

Show about wonder women fails to impress. | By Franco Milazzo ★★☆☆☆
La Traviata Is The Cathartic Opera You're Looking For: Review

La Traviata Is The Cathartic Opera You're Looking For: Review

Good grief. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★★
Not Your Ordinary Love Triangle: Tosca Reviewed

Not Your Ordinary Love Triangle: Tosca Reviewed

Exceptional production at Royal Opera House. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★★
How To Decide Which Of The 4 Nutcrackers To See In London?

How To Decide Which Of The 4 Nutcrackers To See In London?

Lots of choice for this popular classic. | By Franco Milazzo
Review: Jackson’s Way Is Beautifully Pointless

Review: Jackson’s Way Is Beautifully Pointless

Love, zen and towels. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★☆
Review: A Viz Comic Strip Is More Subtle Than Evening At The Talk House

Review: A Viz Comic Strip Is More Subtle Than Evening At The Talk House

An exercise in public self-pleasuring. | By Franco Milazzo ★☆☆☆☆
Review: La Soiree Is A Shock Success Story

Review: La Soiree Is A Shock Success Story

And a beautiful beast of cabaret to boot. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★★
Review: Is Jonathan Miller's Mikado Still Worth Seeing?

Review: Is Jonathan Miller's Mikado Still Worth Seeing?

Opera returns to the ENO for the 14th time. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
We Talk To The Man Who's Starred In The Mikado Since 1986

We Talk To The Man Who's Starred In The Mikado Since 1986

Richard Suart is the definitive Ko-Ko. | By Franco Milazzo
As You Like It Review: A Game Of Bridget Jones

As You Like It Review: A Game Of Bridget Jones

Life, love and lucha libre at the National Theatre. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
Go South-West For A House Repeated

Go South-West For A House Repeated

Choose your own brilliant theatrical experience? | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★★
La Musica Hits The Wrong Notes

La Musica Hits The Wrong Notes

Where’s a TARDIS when you need one? | By Franco Milazzo ★★☆☆☆
Pam Ann Flies High And Low

Pam Ann Flies High And Low

The Australian trolley dolly suffers a little turbulence on her latest flight. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
This Barber Of Seville Is Back For Its Twelfth Night

This Barber Of Seville Is Back For Its Twelfth Night

Poor direction turns this Barber into a black sheep. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
Musical Mid-Air Lesbian Love Affairs

Musical Mid-Air Lesbian Love Affairs

Sarah Waters's novel becomes highly inventive play. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★☆
A Superhero With Tourette's Syndrome Takes The Biscuit

A Superhero With Tourette's Syndrome Takes The Biscuit

And the tin it came in. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★☆
Mozart's Barber Is Back In A Rousing Romp

Mozart's Barber Is Back In A Rousing Romp

Crazy comings and goings at the Royal Opera House. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
Reasons To Be Cheerful About London's Cabaret Scene

Reasons To Be Cheerful About London's Cabaret Scene

It's not all doom and gloom, you know. | By Franco Milazzo
Miss Behave’s Gameshow Divides And Conquers

Miss Behave’s Gameshow Divides And Conquers

You have been warned. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★★