Review: 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 →

Review: Dick Whittington at the Lichfield Garrick

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 →

Coventry triumphs, but what does the future hold for Stoke on Trent?

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 →

Review: 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.

Review: Around the World in 80 Days At the New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

This is the 3rd time in four years that Theresa Heskins is director of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days which has been adapted by Laura Eason. The production continues to go from strength to strength to create the king of all family shows. 

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