Cabaret at the Wolverhampton Grand

Image features cast from a previous touring production of Cabaret Book: Joe Masteroff Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Director: Rufus Norris This Bill Kenwright tour of Cabaret has only just started but already this production is a slick, harrowing production that packs a punch and leads to moments where you could cut the tension... Continue Reading →

Cruel Intentions the 90s Musical at the Palais du Variete, Edinburgh Fringe

Writer: Roger Kumble, Jordan Ross & Lindsey Rosin Director: Jonathan O'Boyle The production debuted over in the states four years ago and this year Bill Kenright premiers the production in the UK during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This saucy, retro musical certainly goes down well with the crowd. Following very closely to the original film,... Continue Reading →

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical at the Dairy Room, Edinburgh Fringe

Co-Arranger / Musical Director & Composer /Lyracists: Alexander S. Bermange Co-Arranger: Jerome Van De Berghe Director & Choreographer: Chris Whittaker Associate Director: Damian Sandys The dream for many young musical theatre students and fans is to perform in a musical. TV shows like Glee and Stage School are happy to share the stardom but rarely offer... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The Bodyguard at the Wolverhampton Grand

Book: Alexander Dinelaris Director: Thea Sharrock The Bodyguard continues to tour around the country and fans of the film need not worry.  Whether you're a fan of the film or not this production blows you away from start to finish Based on the film with the same name, The Bodyguard takes the plot from the film... Continue Reading →

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