Madagascar the Musical at the Wolverhampton Grand

Book: Kevin Del Aguila Director:Kirk Jameson Madagascar the Musical isn't the first Dreamworks film to be adapted for the stage. Back in 2008 Shrek was produced on Broadway to critical acclaim. Sell a Door uses puppetry and a bit of theatre magic to create a roarsome night out for families. Act one is incredibly quick... Continue Reading →

Club Tropicana at the Wolverhampton Grand

Writer: Michael Gyngell Co-Director: Samuel Holmes Co-Director & Choreographer: Nick Winston Last week the UK was experiencing a spring heatwave and Club Tropicana brings that holiday atmosphere back to Wolverhampton this week with its funny, crazy throwback to the 80s. Producer Mark Goucher writes in the programme 'We are not trying to win any prizes but... Continue Reading →

The Girl on a Train at the Wolverhampton Grand

Writer: Paula Hawkins Adapters: Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel Director: Anthony Banks Paula Hawkins's award winning book already has hit the big screen and now the gripping story is brought to the stage in a highly engaging way. Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel focus on the whodunnit as the core plot structure but tie it... Continue Reading →

Dirty Dancing at the Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein Director: Russ Spencer A firm favourite with the ladies everywhere the girls night in classic Dirty Dancing returns to theatres across the country. While this is not a musical, recorded music and a small but well-used band create the soundtrack for the show. There's only a couple of full cast musical numbers... Continue Reading →

Once Upon A Mattress at the Lichfield Garrick, Lichfield

The Lichfield Garrick Community Musical turns three this year with a move away from Howard Goodhall it produces Once Upon A Mattress, a musical adaptation of the Princess and the Pea. 

Guy : A New Musical at the Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham

Grindr is as well known to members of the LGBT+ community as Miss Vanjie (who happens to be referenced) and Meryl Streep. Guy A New Musical is therefore not the first and it's certainly not going to be the last musical to be inspired by the app.

Shrek the Musical at the Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent

Back on a UK Tour is a musical adaption of Dreamworks animation Shrek. A firm family favourite that is almost certain to draw a packed theatre and that is certainly true for press night at the Regent Theatre. With clever puppetry and funny characters, there is much to like about this production but there are areas that could develop to make it stand out.

Matilda the Musical at the Curve Theatre, Leicester

While it still remains in London, the Royal Shakespeare Company launches a UK Tour of their smash hit musical Matilda in Leicester and it's revoltingly good.

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