Review: Henry V at the Barn Theatre, Cirencester (Recorded)

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Hal Chambers A nation lost and in need of a leader. It doesn't feel too long ago when Britain was in a similar world to when Henry V was on the throne. Director Hal Chambers explores those similarities and the role of leaders in those troubling times in this valiant take... Continue Reading →

The Curtain Has Dropped But It Won’t Be Long

If someone said to me at the start of the year that in 2020 our glorious Theatres would all be dark at the same time, I would have probably laughed in their face. Nobody foresaw the current situation. However,  It is more important now than ever before to get behind the industry to make sure... Continue Reading →

Review: The Sound Of Music UK Tour at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Book: Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse Music & Lyrics: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II Director: Martin Connor Back on a UK Tour, Bill Kenwright's production of The Sound of Music continues to delight audiences with its memorable songs and sincere characters.Director Martin Connor focuses on the family bond of the Von Trapps and how after still... Continue Reading →

The Magic Of Live Theatre…Why Five Stars Isn’t Always Everything

The ultimate dream for every director...the magical five stars. Or is that really the dream? Perhaps for too long, some people have defined the success of a production by the number of stars it has. Not only that but some people writing those reviews and giving out those stars get under the impression that only... Continue Reading →

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat UK Tour at the Wolverhampton Grand

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bill Kenwright It's been a staple of the UK touring scene for years but with regular recasts and tweaks to the production, Bill Kenright keeps audiences coming back again and again to this retro classic. Currently, Mark McMullan from Britain's Got Talent makes his professional theatre debut... Continue Reading →

Ticket Deal: £15 Tickets for Birmingham Book Of Mormon Preview

It won't be long until the Birmingham Hippodrome stage is full of doorbell ringing, all singing, all dancing Mormons. It must mean only one thing...The Book of Mormon is coming to town and I've got some news that will please those of you who think it's out of your budget. Today it was announced that... Continue Reading →

Review: The History Boys at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Jack Ryder  It's a busy year for the Wolverhampton Grand, they're not only producing their own panto this year but 2020 marks the return of an in house drama. Alan Bennett's The History Boys was the kickstart for many careers such as James Cordon, Dominic Cooper and Russell Tovey and you... Continue Reading →

Frozen Pre-Booking Likely Delayed Until February

Today, the London premiere of Frozen initially went on sale exclusively to O2 Priority customers. However, it became increasingly clear that LW Theatre's booking system couldn't cope with the popularity. Therefore the decision to shut down its pre-pre sale exclusively for O2 customers was taken. In a statement on its website O2 have said: 'We've... Continue Reading →

Review: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Co-Writers: Alan McHugh & Matt Slack Director: Michael Harrison Not only is this year's Hippodrome panto celebrating the 120th Anniversary of the Theatre, but it also marks Michael Harrison's 10th year directing and producing. In this year's Snow White Harrison creates what must be one of the most dazzling pantos across the land. Ian Westbrook... Continue Reading →

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