Back on a UK Tour is a musical adaption of Dreamworks animation Shrek. A firm family favourite that is almost certain to draw a packed theatre and that is certainly true for press night at the Regent Theatre. With clever puppetry and funny characters, there is much to like about this production but there are areas that could develop to make it stand out.
The European premier has brought with it a fresh new take on the original broadway book by Gregory Boyd & Jack Murphy. Robert Hudson manages to piece together the story into a full filled musical adventure. Although it does lack dramatic tension and the beginning seems to take a while to become free, it's is full of fun and bright and vibrant characters.
Director: Paul Kerryson Musical Director: Ben Atkinson Writer: Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan Music: Mark Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Whittman and Marc Shaiman Following on from some of the speeches at the BAFTAs it couldn't be a better time to watch Hairspray. Set in the 1960s, it tells the story of Tracy as she follows her dream of... Continue Reading →
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, although in some places could do with tightening up, is fun for all the family. It has themes and a script that everyone should enjoy including some staging that wows all those who watch. Its British charm should leave you smiling.
A bunch of puppets, a handful of talented actors, a basic set and some very adult content. Put it all together and you get Avenue Q. This newly remounted tour of the Broadway hit will certainly have you rolling around in laughter. Set in the dingy suburbs of New York it tells the tale of a bunch of Humans, Puppets and Monsters on a quest to find out the meaning of life and how to make the most out of it.
Arguably the National Theatre’s most successful production, One Man Two Guvnors is now on its 3rd tour around the UK. Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, this production takes the audience on a whirlwind few days through the life of Francis Henshall as he takes on two jobs to feed himself after he was sacked from hisskiffle band.