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 →

Sleeping Beauty at the Wolverhampton Grand, Wolverhampton

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: Ian AdamsCo-Director: Adrian Jackson Three years at the helm of the Wolverhampton Grand and Adrian Jackson is making his mark on the annual pantomime which this year he co-directs.Jackson appoints longtime collaborator Ian Adams once more as the Dame but also for the first time, Director of this production. With a talented but... Continue Reading →

Dick Whittington at the Lichfield Garrick, Lichfield

Writer: Paul HendyDirector: Sam RaboneEvolution Pantomimes partners up with the Lichfield Garrick for the third year running and this time it seems the Garrick has handed the reigns firmly over to Evolution as Sam Rabone not only returns as the Dame, but also as Director. Paul Hendy's script contains all the elements you'd expect from a... Continue Reading →

The Hundred and One Dalmatians at the Rep Theatre, Birmingham

Christmas 2017 is now a memory but that doesn't take anything away from the Birmingham Rep's production on The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

Crimes on the Christmas Express at the Lichfield Garrick, Lichfield

It was last year when the Lichfield Garrick began their partnership with New Old Friends. This year they bring their festive comic twist on another Agatha Christie classic.

Jack and the Beanstalk at the Wolverhampton Grand, Wolverhampton

Snow covers the ground outside and so even before stepping into the Auditorium, you get that festive feeling. Jack and the Beanstalk is this year's panto at the grand and it sure is a giant one. 

Coventry triumps but what does the future hold for Stoke?

The battle has been fought and won. Coventry has been announced as the next UK city of culture 2021. I visited Coventry a few weeks ago and it certainly did have a nice vibe to it, from the remains of the Cathedral to the Belgrade Theatre. I'm sure the inward investment will be huge for... Continue Reading →

Treasure Island at the New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

Treasure Island is certainly not one of the first shows you think of when you think Christmas and Theresa Heskins agrees. However, it is the tite local schools of Newcastle under Lyme wanted and so the latest festive production at the New Vic is a swashbuckling adventure tale.

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