Educating Rita at the Wolverhampton Grand

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Max Roberts Willy Russell has a knack for exploring the class system and shining a light on the struggles of the working class. This latest production of Educating Rita that's touring the country is no different and shows while the education system in the UK has adapted over time, this play... Continue Reading →

Five ways to save money at the Edinburgh Fringe

Its less than a month to go until the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. However, with hotel prices skyrocketing into the thousands per week, train tickets spiralling year on year a lot argue that the festival is inaccessible. Last year I attended my first fringe and I'll try my best to outline some ways I think will... Continue Reading →

The Bodyguard at the Wolverhampton Grand

Book: Alexander Dinelaris Director: Thea Sharrock The Bodyguard continues to tour around the country and fans of the film need not worry.  Whether you're a fan of the film or not this production blows you away from start to finish Based on the film with the same name, The Bodyguard takes the plot from the film... Continue Reading →

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 →

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