Friendsical at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Fringe

Director & Writer: Miranda Larson Composer: Barrie Bignold Fifteen years after the final episode aired, a new musical tours the UK ready to entertain the fans who still need their Friends fix. Stopping off during the Edinburgh fringe, this fun show brings some of the famous scenes from the ten series brought to life on... Continue Reading →

The Good Scout at the Space @ Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh Fringe

Writer & Director: Glenn Chandler Following last year's awarding winning Kids Play, Boys of the Empire productions stage a brand new play about the meeting between Boy Scouts and the Hitler Youth. Once more Glen Chandler makes a light humoured, intricate play full of twists. Chandler is the first playwright to tackle the subject of... Continue Reading →

Numbers at C Aquila, Edinburgh Fringe

Writer and Director: Alex Blanc Mercury Theatre presents a gripping, fascinating insight into masculinity and mental health. It lifts the stigma away and takes you through the life of Jack as he comes to turn with his own mental health. Henry Waddon plays Alex in the production and he pulls off an incredibly strong performance.... Continue Reading →

Paradise Lodge at Dairy Room, Underbelly

Writer: Steve Cooper Paradise Lodge is based on the real experiences that Steve Cooper had during the time he cared for his mother in law. It's that stripped back raw emotion that shines through in this bittersweet comedy. Set as a care home entertainment package, the production works with war time songs and brief scenes... Continue Reading →

Around the World in 80s Days at the Blackpool Grand

Writer: Jules Verne Adaptor & Director: Ian McFarlane Like the famous Blackpool Tower, Blackpool's Grand Theatre also opened its doors 125 years ago and to mark this landmark year they're making the bold move to produce this brand new musical adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days with a bucketful of classic 80s hits.... Continue Reading →

Hair at the Wolverhampton Grand

Book & Lyrics: Gerome Ragni & James Rado Music: Galt MacDermot Director: Jonathan O'Boyle Musical Director: Gareth Bretherton Choreographer: William Whelton Hair's 50th Anniversary production was produced by Hope Mill Theatre back in 2016 and the fresh production lives on as it tours the UK. The production ages well, set in front of the turbulent... Continue Reading →

Educating Rita at the Wolverhampton Grand

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Max Roberts Willy Russell has a knack for exploring the class system and shining a light on the struggles of the working class. This latest production of Educating Rita that's touring the country is no different and shows while the education system in the UK has adapted over time, this play... Continue Reading →

Five ways to save money at the Edinburgh Fringe

Its less than a month to go until the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. However, with hotel prices skyrocketing into the thousands per week, train tickets spiralling year on year a lot argue that the festival is inaccessible. Last year I attended my first fringe and I'll try my best to outline some ways I think will... Continue Reading →

The Merchant of Venice at Stafford Castle

Photo Credit: Robert Day Please note this is a review based on the first night preview of the production Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Oliver O'Shea Now in its 29th year, it perhaps is a surprise that this year's Stafford Festival Shakespeare is the first time The Merchant of Venice is being produced. It's also the first... Continue Reading →

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: