Stafford Gatehouse Marks Reopening With A Bright And Bold Refurbishment

Theatres up and down the country are throwing back open their doors and it's no different at the Stafford Gatehouse. However, over the last few weeks while the doors were firmly closed due to Coronavirus restrictions, the Theatre has been at work overhauling its front of house areas which now boldly showcases its local homegrown... Continue Reading →

New 200 seater performance space takes a step closer to opening in Stone

On the 1st April Crown Warf Theatre signed an agreement with Joule’s Brewery to transform a vacant space into a fully functioning, versatile 200 seater performance space For the last 12 months Crown Warf Theatre has been fundraising money through a sponsor a seat scheme and that work will now be stepped up so the... Continue Reading →

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 →

The Show Goes On At The Lichfield Garrick as Jack and the Beanstalk announced as their 2020 bitesize panto.

Today it's been announced that the Lichfield Garrick pushes on with its 2020 Panto plans. While Peter Pan was originally penned to fly across the stage this year, it's announced the title will be changed to Jack and the Beanstalk to make the production financially viable. Sam Rabone is back this year in what's being... Continue Reading →

Review: Ghosts at The New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

Adultery, religious rebellion and a secret love child: you can see why this is arguably Isben’s most controversial play. Years after Captain Alving died, his son Oswald returns home to see his mother in their family home just a day before a new orphanage is opened in his father’s memory. However, not is all what it seems. As the evening unfolds, secrets of the families past start to come back and haunt them.

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