Review: Peter Pan in Scarlet at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme

One of the most famous boys in children's literature returns to his roots back on the stage. Peter Pan is still in Neverland but there is danger afoot and the Darlings, now in their adulthood, know about it through vivid dreams they have. They decide to take action and take one final visit back to the place where children never grow up.

Review: An August Bank Holiday Lark at The New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

“Keep Calm and Carry On” was the title of an unused poster in World War Two and what a play that recognises that idea. An August Bank Holiday Lark set before and during World War One shows how a rural community in Lancashire is affected by the war. As Director Barrie Rutter writes in the programme “we wanted to stay at home and absorb the impact of the world events”. And this production does just that, showing a local rural community and how the decisions made by those in power can affect them.

Review: The Hundred and One Dalmatians at The New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme

The New Vic are seeing spots this year with their production of TheHundred and One Dalmatians, renowned for their Christmas productions they certainly haven’t missed a trick this year with this rare staging of Dodie Smith’s classic. The Hundred and One Dalmatian shares many elements to shake your tail with excitement at and that’s only after the opening number.

Review: Gaslight at the New Vic Theatre,Newcastle-under-Lyme

The autumn nights are drawing in and this is certainly reflected in the New Vic’s production of Gaslight. Set in Victorian London this play is full of mystery and tension that will leave you on the edge of your seats in suspense and all that’s before the interval.

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