Review: Romeo & Juliet at Stafford Castle

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Tim Ford Produced by Stafford Gatehouse, its manager Tim Ford takes the reins of Director in this 30th Anniversary production. Under his leadership, Romeo and Juliet is a nod to its traditional setting of time and place. However, with hints of contemporary music and including themes that beat the test of... Continue Reading →

Free Theatre In Stratford Upon Avon This Summer

Did you know, during the summer month weekends, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s outdoor theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, The Dell, plays host to a range of lively productions that you can watch? Now in its 14th year, The Dell is situated on the banks of the River Avon in Avonbank Gardens, near Holy Trinity Church.  The performances... Continue Reading →

Reading Rep Announces New Season With All Tickets Priced at £20

In a radical, yet exciting move, Reading Rep has not just recently announced a new season, but also a hugely exciting overhaul of their pricing structure. All tickets for the new season will be priced under £20 while there will also be £5 tickets for Under 30s to further make theatre affordable for all. But... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Theatres in the UK for People with Hearing Loss

I'm keen to always ensure that theatre remains both affordable for everyone and also accessible for everyone. Hearing aid specialist, ReSound has recently complete research into the most popular UK theatres to discover which are the most accessible to thos visitors with hearing impairments, based on the facilities they provide. Venues were rated out of... Continue Reading →

Review: The Haunting of Blaine Manor at the Stafford Gatehouse

Writer & Director: Joe O'Bryne The house lights dim, the stage in darkness and what feels like a minute of silence, from the getgo this eerie ghost story by Joe O'Bryne sets you on edge and keeps you guessing. Following the initial mixture of darkness and silence, O'Bryne's script almost pulls you in go a... Continue Reading →

Nationwide 2 for 1 Theatre Ticket Offer By The National Lottery!

After breaking the news earlier this week, its now confirmed the National Lottery is giving away hundreds of thousands of theatre tickets across the country in the aptly named 'Love Your Local Theatre' offer. Adminstered by UK Theatre,when you buy a ticket for a participating show at eligible venues during march, you'll get another free... Continue Reading →

Review: Sleeping Beauty at the Crewe Lyceum

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: David Fleeshman Choreography: Thomas Spratt 'Laughter is the perfect medicine' Bobby Davro proclaims to finish his solo stand up stint to Act Two. Those words sum up Sleeping Beauty at Crewe which is full of so much laughter it will awaken any sleeping spell. Alan McHugh ensures the key elements of... 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 →

Why I won’t stop talking about the Orchestra cuts at the Phantom of the Opera

The West End is slowly but surely returning and it's going to need all the support it can get. Why then, as an avid supporter of all things theatre have I become such a pessimist of the Phantom of The Opera's decision to cull half an orchestra and to close the original production? While I... Continue Reading →

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