Stafford Festival Shakespeare pushed back by another year

2020 was due to to be the golden anniversary of Stafford Festival Shakespeare, the renowned open air production set within the grounds of Stafford Castle. Instead, the 50th Anniversary production was pushed back originally to 2021 due to the covid pandemic. Once again, due to the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic Freedom Leisure, the operators of... Continue Reading →

Stafford Gatehouse Delays 2020 Pantomime

It has just been announced that Stafford Gatehouse's Christmas pantomime of Snow White has been moved until 2021 The 2020 production would have been the second time Prime Pantomimes produced the panto for the Stafford theatre, following the successful production of Peter Pan last year. A full review of that production can be read here... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to Theodora Clarke, MP for Stafford, Regarding The Grave Situation Of Our Creative Industries

Dear Theodora,  I write to you today regarding the grave situation that our world renowned Arts Industry and the lack of support by your government. It is important that the health of the country comes first, but it is truly appalling the lack of urgency your government has shown towards a vital area of the... Continue Reading →

Review: Peter Pan at Stafford Gatehouse

This year marks the first set of productions by Prime Pantomine, a new venture by Selladoor Worldwide and Immersion Theatre. Jointly, they create this panto by numbers which contains all the elements you need for a great, homely British panto. The Gatehouse's stage may be small and restricted by its lack of fly tower but... Continue Reading →

Review: 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 →

Review: The Merchant of Venice at Stafford Castle

Photo: 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 time... Continue Reading →

Review: 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 →

Review: 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 →

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: