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

Review: Sting Soundtracking A Refugee Hip Hop Drama? It Shouldn't Work But It Does

Review: Sting Soundtracking A Refugee Hip Hop Drama? It Shouldn't Work But It Does

Every little thing this show does is magic. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★★
Review: Blistering Performances Scuppered By Weak Songs In The Last Five Years

Review: Blistering Performances Scuppered By Weak Songs In The Last Five Years

Three stars for Five Years. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
Review: The Memory Of Water Is Utterly Forgettable

Review: The Memory Of Water Is Utterly Forgettable

A damp squib of a show. | By Franco Milazzo ★★☆☆☆
Review: Frozen The Musical Is A Hygge-ful Hit

Review: Frozen The Musical Is A Hygge-ful Hit

Ready for a winter wonderland? | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★☆
Review: Overflow At Bush Theatre Invites You To Spend The Night In A Public Toilet

Review: Overflow At Bush Theatre Invites You To Spend The Night In A Public Toilet

Front seats might get wet. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★☆
Review: Globe Of Death Wows Crowd As Circus Returns To London

Review: Globe Of Death Wows Crowd As Circus Returns To London

A heady, interactive show. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
Review: Scary Story Starring Lily Allen Is Schlocky Horror Show

Review: Scary Story Starring Lily Allen Is Schlocky Horror Show

An overlong and underwritten fireside tale. | By Franco Milazzo ★★☆☆☆
Review: Could Paradise Be Theatre's Sleeper Hit Of 2021?

Review: Could Paradise Be Theatre's Sleeper Hit Of 2021?

All-female cast in Kae Tempest's ancient Greek adaptation. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★★
Review: Carousel Is One Of The Finest (And Most Problematic) Musicals Ever

Review: Carousel Is One Of The Finest (And Most Problematic) Musicals Ever

What oh what to make of it in the #MeToo era? | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
Review: Bernie Dieter's Berlin Underground Is Deliciously Debauched

Review: Bernie Dieter's Berlin Underground Is Deliciously Debauched

"I'm sorry if you brought your parents." | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★★
Amelie The Musical Delivers Uplifting, Escapist Fun

Amelie The Musical Delivers Uplifting, Escapist Fun

It's devoid of cynicism. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★☆
More Oasis Than Mirage: Magic And Mind-Reading

More Oasis Than Mirage: Magic And Mind-Reading

Close-up magic in a socially-distanced setting. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
Lungs At The Old Vic: The West End's Back

Lungs At The Old Vic: The West End's Back

A stark, brutal and beautiful two-hander. Via laptop. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★☆
The Time Machine: Immersive HG Wells At The London Library

The Time Machine: Immersive HG Wells At The London Library

The master of science fiction. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★☆
Blithe Spirit Is More Ham Dram Than Ab Fab

Blithe Spirit Is More Ham Dram Than Ab Fab

Jennifer Saunders disappoints in this Noel Coward revival. | By Franco Milazzo ★★☆☆☆
Musical Review: Prince Of Egypt At Dominion Theatre

Musical Review: Prince Of Egypt At Dominion Theatre

Fantastic choreography, but an uneven script and haphazard direction. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
I Could Go On Singing At Southbank Centre: Review

I Could Go On Singing At Southbank Centre: Review

A very personal musical experience based on Judy Garland's final performance of Over The Rainbow. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
A Tip Top Hip Hop Pop Rock Dance Spectacular: Message In A Bottle At Peacock Theatre

A Tip Top Hip Hop Pop Rock Dance Spectacular: Message In A Bottle At Peacock Theatre

Sting's back catalogue is used to great effect. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★★★