• REVIEW: The Kite Runner – Lyceum Theatre – Sheffield

    REVIEW: The Kite Runner – Lyceum Theatre – Sheffield

    Currently touring at Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre, The Kite Runner delivers a powerful and emotionally charged adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novel. Directed by Giles Croft and adapted by Matthew Spangler, the production plunges the audience into the tumultuous world of 1970s Kabul, where a kite-flying tournament sets the stage for a life-altering event. Featuring exceptional…

  • REVIEW: The Haunting – New Vic – Newcastle-under-Lyme

    REVIEW: The Haunting – New Vic – Newcastle-under-Lyme

    Staging Charles Dickens’ “The Haunting” in-the-round at Newcastle-under-Lyme’s New Vic Theatre is a bold and ambitious endeavour, typical of the New Vic’s commitment to theatrical excellence. Directed by Eleanor Taylor, this production attempts to blend the eerie atmosphere of Victorian ghost stories with modern theatrical techniques. While it succeeds in some areas, it falls short…

  • REVIEW: Aladdin – Palace Theatre – Manchester

    REVIEW: Aladdin – Palace Theatre – Manchester

    Having already captivated over 14 million people worldwide, Disney’s Aladdin at the Manchester Palace Theatre delivers an exuberant and enchanting experience. This lavish production, based on the beloved 1992 animated film, is brimming with unforgettable magic, comedy, breathtaking sets, and dazzling costumes. With the addition of new music alongside iconic songs by Alan Menken, Howard…

  • REVIEW: Madagascar the Musical – Lyceum Theatre – Sheffield

    REVIEW: Madagascar the Musical – Lyceum Theatre – Sheffield

    Madagascar The Musical, based on the beloved 2005 DreamWorks Animation film, aims to bring the animated charm to the stage, and while it hits several high notes, it doesn’t quite capture the full magic of the original. The story is well-known: Alex the lion (Joseph Hewlett) is the star attraction at a New York zoo,…

  • REVIEW: Cluedo 2 – Theatre Royal – Nottingham

    REVIEW: Cluedo 2 – Theatre Royal – Nottingham

    Inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Cluedo 2 attempts to bring a fresh comedy mystery to the stage, but unfortunately, it struggles to hit the mark. Despite being crafted by BAFTA Award winners Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, and directed by Mark Bell, known for his work on The Play That Goes Wrong, the…

  • 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…

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