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By John Bucchino
Union Theatre
Produced by Aria Entertainment

OFFIE nominated for 'Best New Musical' and 'Best Female performer in a Musical'

About the piece

It's Only Life is a musical revue about longing, fulfillment, loss, triumph and ultimately wisdom.


According to the New York Times, Bucchino's "flowing, finely made piano ballads describe an urban life in which relationships come and go in cycles of yearning, fulfillment, heartbreak and healing - where romantic love is anticipated with 'high expectations, high anxiety and open hearts."


"One of the biggest-hearted shows one could hope for. It’s a rare time when musical theatre is able to be this transformative."

 Musical Theatre Review


"A powerful celebration of life and living the journey. Truly Fantastic and different from anything else on"

 West End Wilma


"It is tempting to consider director Tania Azevedo the real star, leading a superb company of cast and creatives to elevate what could be something quite slight, into a couple of hours of something really quite moving."

Ought To Be Clowns 


"Director, Tania Azevedo, has created a beautifully elegant, gentle, tightly-controlled and immersive production"

The Review Chap


"An evening of considerable delight"



"a delightfully poignant evening that imbues a buoyancy and zest for life."

 Jonathan Baz

★★★★The Stage ★★★★ LondonTheatre1

★★★★ Theatre Weekly ★★★★ Sincerely Amy

★★★★ Carns Theatre Passion ★★★★ Spy In The Stalls

★★★★ Pocket Size Theatre ★★★★ Theatrical Me

★★★★ Talk Stagey to Me

Creative Team

Director | Tania Azevedo

Producer | Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment

Musical Director | Nick Barstow

Choreographer | William Whelton

Set and Costume Design | Justin Williams and Jonny Rust

Lighting Design | Clancy Flynn

Casting Director | Jane Deitch

General Manager | Chris Matanlé

Assistant Director | Nicki Gaskin

Producer | Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment


Presented by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe


Will Carey
Sammy Graham
Jennifer Harding
Jordan Shaw
Noel Sullivan

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