Review: Henry V at the Barn Theatre, Cirencester (Recorded)

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Hal Chambers A nation lost and in need of a leader. It doesn't feel too long ago when Britain was in a similar world to when Henry V was on the throne. Director Hal Chambers explores those similarities and the role of leaders in those troubling times in this valiant take... Continue Reading →

The Magic Of Live Theatre…Why Five Stars Isn’t Always Everything

The ultimate dream for every director...the magical five stars. Or is that really the dream? Perhaps for too long, some people have defined the success of a production by the number of stars it has. Not only that but some people writing those reviews and giving out those stars get under the impression that only... Continue Reading →

Ticket Deal: £15 Tickets for Birmingham Book Of Mormon Preview

It won't be long until the Birmingham Hippodrome stage is full of doorbell ringing, all singing, all dancing Mormons. It must mean only one thing...The Book of Mormon is coming to town and I've got some news that will please those of you who think it's out of your budget. Today it was announced that... Continue Reading →

Review: The History Boys at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Jack Ryder  It's a busy year for the Wolverhampton Grand, they're not only producing their own panto this year but 2020 marks the return of an in house drama. Alan Bennett's The History Boys was the kickstart for many careers such as James Cordon, Dominic Cooper and Russell Tovey and you... Continue Reading →

Review: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Co-Writers: Alan McHugh & Matt Slack Director: Michael Harrison Not only is this year's Hippodrome panto celebrating the 120th Anniversary of the Theatre, but it also marks Michael Harrison's 10th year directing and producing. In this year's Snow White Harrison creates what must be one of the most dazzling pantos across the land. Ian Westbrook... Continue Reading →

Review: Sleeping Beauty at the Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: Christian Patterson Sometimes you know what you’re going to get from a story when you book to see a pantomime. However, that’s not quite the case at the Regent Theatre. Christian Patterson and Jonathon Wilkes are well known faces around Stoke. So much so, there was a huge outcry when they […]

The Theatre Twittic’s Top 10 Shows of 2019

We've approached the end of another year and another decade too. I'd like to say a quick thank you for taking the time to read my reviews this year. I've been overwhelmed by the number of you who check out my analysis of productions across the country. This year I've seen over 70 performances from... Continue Reading →

Review: Cinderella at the Sheffield Lyceum

Writer & Director: Paul Hendy Following this year's Cinderella, it's clear to see from its magnificent staging with lighting, sound and a cast to match just why the Lyceum Theatre panto is the jewel of Evolution Pantomime's crown. Paul Hendy directs and writes the piece and while he uses a young member of the cast... Continue Reading →

Review: Peter Pan at Stafford Gatehouse

This year marks the first set of productions by Prime Pantomine, a new venture by Selladoor Worldwide and Immersion Theatre. Jointly, they create this panto by numbers which contains all the elements you need for a great, homely British panto. The Gatehouse's stage may be small and restricted by its lack of fly tower but... Continue Reading →

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