All eyes are on the West End at the moment and while I love a big London show, I wanted to highlight the many productions from right across the country that will be happening in July and August. This list is definitely not endless and so please do check your local venues and organisations and... Continue Reading →
The New Vic Pushes Ahead With A Refurbishment
The New Vic in Newcastle under Lyme was built by the community, for the community and despite the doors being shut, it pushes on with plans to refurbish its autororium. This week the builders move in to replace all the seats and also add handrails to the aisle to aid visitors. The full list of... Continue Reading →
Review: Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme
Writer: Charlotte Jones Director: Gemma Fairlie Charlotte Jone's script is farfetched yet highly detailed which allows you to engage and connect. Each character has an equal amount of baggage and back story to explore and question. Their relationship with each other leads to further exploration and moments of emotional intensity which seamlessly blends with some... Continue Reading →
Review: The 39 Steps at the The New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme
Writer: John Buchan Adapter: Patrick Barlow Director: Theresa Heskins The New Vic has a growing reputation for its family entertainment and this new production of the 39 Steps is no different with this spy story, full of light hearted comedy and a touch of New Vic storytelling. Once the house lights fall the small cast... Continue Reading →
The Theatre Twittic’s Top 10 Shows of 2018
Firstly, I want to thank you for taking the time to read this and all my other posts. Following the creation of The Theatre Twittic in January, many of you have checked out my thoughts, analysis and value for money ratings for productions, alongside commentary on other industry hot topics. There's also been a few... Continue Reading →
Review: They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! at the New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme
Writer: Dario Fo Adaptation: Deborah McAndrew Director: Conrad Nelson Northern Broadsides have never been ones to shy away from the audience it aims to represent and this new adaptation of Dario Fo's Don't Pay? Won't Pay? is no different. This is a stimulating farce that packs a punch and inspires a debate. Moving the setting... Continue Reading →
Review: Playhouse Creatures at the New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme
2018 marks 100 years since the first women won the right to vote. Playhouse Creatures launches a season of work celebrating the anniversary and what an enriching corker it is.
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.
Review: The Snow Queen at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme
The power of words and imagination. A theme that glitters through this epic musical adaptation of the Snow Queen.