Review: What’s New Pussycat? at the Birmingham Rep

Writer: Joe DiPietro Original Book: Henry Fielding Director: Lake Sheppard Choreography: Arlene Phillips Musical Supervisor and Orchestrations: Matthew Brind The Green Green Grass Of Home is where we've spent most of the last two years, but this banging jukebox musical featuring the music of Tom Jones will have you radiant with delight after an evening... Continue Reading →

Review: Stones In His Pockets At The Barn Theatre, Cirencester

Writer: Marie Jones Director: Matthew McElhinney Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, Marie Jones' witty but moving tagic comedy leaves you feeling joyful and inspired. Jones' Son Matthew McElhinney directs the piece and creates a rounded uplifting story of friendship, optimism and the importance of dreams. Rather than focus on whether the 'happily ever after' cliche often... Continue Reading →

COMING UP: Theatre Productions Across The UK in July and August

All eyes are on the West End at the moment and while I love a big London show, I wanted to highlight the many productions from right across the country that will be happening in July and August. This list is definitely not endless and so please do check your local venues and organisations and... Continue Reading →

Review: Me & My Doll at the Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton (Online)

Writer & Director: Lucy Bird Director of Film & Editor: Neil Reading  What do you get when you bring together a person who has reached a glass ceiling in their career and whose only experience of romance is through a pile of rom com DVDs and also a rubber doll that comes to life? The... Continue Reading →

Review: Cinderella by Panto Live (Online)

Writer: Tom Whalley Director: Charlotte Peters Last year, Panto Live produced their first pantomime online and this Easter they have remastered the Christmas production to help keep the family entertained at Easter. Using all the elements of a traditional panto with an added perk of the chance to take part, it's a fun fairytale adventure... Continue Reading →

Review: The Picture Of Dorian Gray (Digital Drama)

Based on the novel by: Oscar Wilde Adapter: Henry Filloux-Bennett Director: Tamara Harvey This new digital transformation springboards the classic Oscar Wilde novel into the 21st century by exploring the world of social media, influence and the effects they have on mental health Henry Filloux-Bennett takes the original book and reconceives it almost like a... Continue Reading →

Peter Pan at the Barn Theatre, Cirencester (Live Stream)

Author: J.M.Barrie Adapted by: Alan Pollock Director: Kirk Jameson With so many different versions over the years, Peter Pan has become a festive staple across the country. This new production reigns in the story and strips it back to a compelling story with a beautiful heart. Alan Pollock's adaption of J.M.Barrie's original story is slick... Continue Reading →

Review: What A Carve Up (Online Drama)

Writer: Jonathan Coe Adaption: Henry Filloux-Bennett Director: Tamara Harvey This new adaption of Jonathan Coe's whodunit sets the bar high for a new type of online theatre that's thought provoking and gripping. Coe's thrilling book is brought bang up to date with up to references to modern scandals. Henry Filloux-Bennett deep roots the Winshaw family... Continue Reading →

Theatres allowed to re-open with social distancing from this weekend

After being halted at the 11th hour a couple of weeks ago, Indoor Theatres have been given the green light to re open. While a socially distanced audience is simply not a viable financial model, there are some productions planned for the rest of the year that will welcome this news. This is by no... 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 →

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