Crimes on the Nile at the Lichfield Garrick

Writer: Feargus Woods Dunlop Director: James Farrell New Old Friends tour their latest production in the Crimes series which continues to delight an audience with their quirky take on a whodunnit. Feargus Woods Dunlop writes the script and revisits the character of Artemis Arinae who decides to hop onboard a cruise down the river Nile.... Continue Reading →

The Girl on a Train at the Wolverhampton Grand

Writer: Paula Hawkins Adapters: Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel Director: Anthony Banks Paula Hawkins's award winning book already has hit the big screen and now the gripping story is brought to the stage in a highly engaging way. Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel focus on the whodunnit as the core plot structure but tie it... Continue Reading →

The 39 Steps at the The New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

Writer: John Buchan Adapter: Patrick Barlow Director: Theresa Heskins The New Vic has a growing reputation for its family entertainment and this new production of the 39 Steps is no different with this spy story, full of light hearted comedy and a touch of New Vic storytelling. Once the house lights fall the small cast... Continue Reading →

Macbeth at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Rufus Norris The National Theatre continues its work with the Wolverhampton Grand and other regional venues across the country to bring a unique new staging of one of Shakespeare's most recognisable tragedies. This bold imagining by the National Theatre's Artistic Director Rufus Norris is a shortened down, slick performance with a... Continue Reading →

Tom Gates Live On Stage at the Crewe Lyceum

Writer: Liz Pichon and Neal Foster Lyrics: Liz Pichon Director: Neal Foster Liz Pichon's best selling series Tom Gates has a new adaption for the stage written by the author herself, alongside Director Neal Forster Pichon creates an array of different colourful characters of all ages. The fossils, also known as the grandparents are particularly... Continue Reading →

The Band at the Wolverhampton Grand

Writer: Tim Firth Music: Take That Director: Kim Gavin and Jack Ryder It was just under a year and a half ago when the The Band started touring the UK, but now as the tour is near the end, it captures the emotional depth of the story to create a truly memorable life-affirming musical. Tim Firth... Continue Reading →

The Shy Manifesto at The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Michael Ross Director: Cat Robey Michael Ross places shyness at the centre of this heartfelt monologue which includes a range of challenges that people growing up today can face. Ross intertwines labels, body dysmorphia and social media into one story about how a teenager, constantly challenged to come out of his shell tries to... Continue Reading →

Annie at the Wolverhampton Grand

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Anita Dobson stars in the role of Miss Hannigan. Dobson may be mean in the role but keeps is lighthearted and her drunken antics attract some laughs. Richard Meek, on the other hand is the more sinister sibling in the role of Rooster.... Continue Reading →

Ghost the Musical at the Wolverhampton Grand

Book & Lyrics: Bruce Joel Rubin Music & Lyrics: Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard Director: Bob Tomson Ghost the Musical is back on tour and while the original production received huge acclaim in London and on its first UK Tour, the last revival by Bill Kenwright didn't go down as well. The latest production, again by... Continue Reading →

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