• REVIEW: Madagascar the Musical – Regent Theatre – Stoke

    REVIEW: Madagascar the Musical – Regent Theatre – Stoke

    If you’re looking for a crack-a-lackin’ time with your family, “Madagascar The Musical” at Stoke’s Regent Theatre promises just that. Adapted from the beloved DreamWorks animated film, this theatrical rendition promises an adventure-packed extravaganza for audiences of all ages. In the show, we are transported from the urban jungle of New York’s Central Park Zoo…

  • REVIEW: Bonnie and Clyde – Theatre Royal – Nottingham

    REVIEW: Bonnie and Clyde – Theatre Royal – Nottingham

    Bonnie and Clyde, the legendary duo whose names became synonymous with crime and passion, have roared into Nottingham’s Theatre Royal with all the pomp and swagger that captivated audiences in the West End. This electrifying production, boasting a talented cast and creative team, delivers a whirlwind of love, adventure, and tragedy that keeps audiences on…

  • REVIEW: An Officer and a Gentleman – Regent Theatre – Stoke-on-Trent

    REVIEW: An Officer and a Gentleman – Regent Theatre – Stoke-on-Trent

    “An Officer and a Gentleman” at Stoke’s Regent Theatre presents a mixed bag of theatrical elements that struggle to coalesce into a compelling whole. While the production attempts to capture the essence of the beloved 1982 film, it falls short in several key areas, resulting in a performance that feels disjointed and lacking in cohesion.…

  • REVIEW: 42 Balloons – Quays Theatre – Salford

    REVIEW: 42 Balloons – Quays Theatre – Salford

    In “42 Balloons,” the Quays Theatre invites audiences to embark on a whimsical and emotionally resonant journey inspired by the improbable true story of Larry Walters, a man who dared to defy gravity and soar above the streets of Los Angeles in a lawn chair suspended by 42 helium-filled balloons. This new musical, with its…

  • REVIEW: Northern Ballet: Romeo and Juliet – Theatre Royal – Nottingham

    REVIEW: Northern Ballet: Romeo and Juliet – Theatre Royal – Nottingham

    In the ultimate tale of forbidden love, Northern Ballet’s rendition of “Romeo and Juliet” emerges as a timeless masterpiece, weaving a spellbinding tapestry of passion, turmoil, and raw emotion. Under the visionary direction of Christopher Gable CBE and the masterful choreography of Massimo Moricone, this adaptation breathes new life into Shakespeare’s immortal tale, captivating audiences…

  • REVIEW: The 39 Steps – Lyceum Theatre – Sheffield

    REVIEW: The 39 Steps – Lyceum Theatre – Sheffield

    The Lyceum theatre has evidently received, what can only be described as a gift, the outstanding show ‘The 39 Steps’. This classic story has been greatly uplifted by a talented and professional cast and crew, specifically to mention the tour director, Nicola Samer, as a theatrical mastermind hiding behind the big red curtain. Drawing on…

  • REVIEW: Love’s Labour’s Lost – Royal Shakespeare Theatre – Stratford-Upon-Avon

    REVIEW: Love’s Labour’s Lost – Royal Shakespeare Theatre – Stratford-Upon-Avon

    In a daring and inventive adaptation, the Royal Shakespeare Company presents Love’s Labour’s Lost as a vibrant exploration of folly, privilege, and societal critique. Director Emily Burns orchestrates a refreshing reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, transporting audiences to a modern-day White Lotus-esque Hawaiian paradise fraught with tension, humour, and introspection. One of the most breathtaking…

  • REVIEW: One Man, Two Guvnors – New Vic – Newcastle-under-Lyme

    REVIEW: One Man, Two Guvnors – New Vic – Newcastle-under-Lyme

    The New Vic Theatre has hit the comedic jackpot with its staging of Richard Bean’s uproarious masterpiece, “One Man, Two Guvnors”. Directed by Conrad Nelson, this production delivers a riotous romp through 1960s Brighton, filled to the brim with impeccable performances, ingenious staging, and a whirlwind of hilarity that leaves audiences in stitches. This rare…

  • REVIEW: Everybody’s Talking about Jamie – Lyceum Theatre – Sheffield

    REVIEW: Everybody’s Talking about Jamie – Lyceum Theatre – Sheffield

    In the vibrant tapestry of Sheffield’s theatrical landscape, “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” emerges as a radiant gem, returning to its birthplace at the Lyceum Theatre with a renewed fervor and a narrative that pulses with life. This musical, which first ignited hearts at the Crucible Theatre in 2017, has evolved into a cultural phenomenon, captivating…

  • REVIEW: The Wizard of Oz – Theatre Royal – Nottingham

    REVIEW: The Wizard of Oz – Theatre Royal – Nottingham

    The Wizard of Oz at Nottingham Theatre Royal is a production that teeters between moments of enchantment and lapses in directorial and musical coherence, ultimately delivering an enjoyable but inconsistent theatrical experience. As the curtains rise, the audience is whisked away to the fantastical world of Oz, guided by a cast that breathes new life…

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