Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at the MET, Stafford Gatehouse

Original Story: Robert Louis Stevenson Adaptation: James Hyland Director: Phil Lowe Brother Wolf strip back Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story to focus on the human mind in a way that provokes discussion and sends fear rippling through the audience. With the run time being an hour James Hyland condenses and focuses the story through the... 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 →

Showstopper! the Improvised Musical at the Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

A musical with no lines, no songs, no storyline sounds like chaos right? Showstopper! The Improvised Musical proves that theory wrong. With a cast who are always on the mark, alongside a talented couple of musicians the cleverly crafted musical forms in front of your very eyes. Just before the show, the audience provides suggestions... Continue Reading →

Dick Whittington The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto (After Dark) at Stafford Gatehouse

Writer: Peter Rowe Director: Rob Salmon Panto season is in its final few days, but this is the time when Stafford Gatehouse hosts its adult only performances of their annual panto, this year being Dick Whittington. Things certainly go a bit more post-watershed. Writer Peter Rowe creates a plot full of traditional panto moments including plenty of... Continue Reading →

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