Review: Anno Domino at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough (Audio Play)

Writer, Director & Performer: Alan Ayckbourn Performer: Heather Stoney Final Mix: Paul Steer 'Life still goes on doesn't it?' is the concluding line in Alan Ayckbourn's new play which has been written specially to be broadcast as an audio play. Ayckbourn has taken lockdown as an opportunity to write, direct and perform in this brand... Continue Reading →

Review: Rapunzel – The Lockdown Panto by Theatre Royal St Helens (Live Stream)

Director & Writer: James LaceyChoreography: Sarah Walker Not long after the lockdown, many Theatres started to broadcast archive footage of their productions which has proven a great way to keep spirits high during this troublesome time. Regal Entertainments and Theatre Royal St Helens have taken that one step further. They've cast, rehearsed, produced and edited... Continue Reading →

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

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 →

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... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Review: Sleeping Beauty at the Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: Christian Patterson Sometimes you know what you’re going to get from a story when you book to see a pantomime. However, that’s not quite the case at the Regent Theatre. Christian Patterson and Jonathon Wilkes are well known faces around Stoke. So much so, there was a huge outcry when they […]

Review: Cinderella at the Sheffield Lyceum

Writer & Director: Paul Hendy Following this year's Cinderella, it's clear to see from its magnificent staging with lighting, sound and a cast to match just why the Lyceum Theatre panto is the jewel of Evolution Pantomime's crown. Paul Hendy directs and writes the piece and while he uses a young member of the cast... Continue Reading →

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