Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme

Writer:  Charlotte Jones Director: Gemma Fairlie Charlotte Jone's script is farfetched yet highly detailed which allows you to engage and connect.  Each character has an equal amount of baggage and back story to explore and question. Their relationship with each other leads to further exploration and moments of emotional intensity which seamlessly blends with some... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Much Ado About Nothing at Derby Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Conrad Nelson Much Ado About Nothing remains a perfect introduction to Shakespeare with its lighthearted script and easy to follow narrative. With a setting of a tranquil town the close of World War Two, this buoyant adaptation of Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy is a fine piece of accessible theatre. Conrad Nelson carefully... Continue Reading →

Top Five Ways To Save Money On Theatre Tickets

The BBC reports that theatre tickets in the west end have risen by an eye-watering 30%. The average west end ticket is now just under £50, coming in at £49.25. However, that doesn't mean that this price needs to be paid. As a regular theatregoer, I've picked up a few tricks to save some money.... 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 →

The 39 Steps at the The New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

Writer: John Buchan Adapter: Patrick Barlow Director: Theresa Heskins The New Vic has a growing reputation for its family entertainment and this new production of the 39 Steps is no different with this spy story, full of light hearted comedy and a touch of New Vic storytelling. Once the house lights fall the small cast... Continue Reading →

Macbeth at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Rufus Norris The National Theatre continues its work with the Wolverhampton Grand and other regional venues across the country to bring a unique new staging of one of Shakespeare's most recognisable tragedies. This bold imagining by the National Theatre's Artistic Director Rufus Norris is a shortened down, slick performance with a... Continue Reading →

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