Review: Nativity! the Musical at the Wolverhampton Grand

Writer, Composer & Director: Debbie Isitt Composer: Nicky Ager Musical Supervisor & Orchestration: George Dyer This year marks the third tour of Nativity! The Musical, but instead of wheeling out the same production year after year Writer, Director and Co-composer Debbie Isit continues to update the musical with relevant references and adds a different story arc... Continue Reading →

Review: The Entertainer at the Wolverhampton Grand

Writer: John Osbourne Director: Sean O' Connor John Osbourne's modern classic has been refreshed as the setting moves to the Falklands War. Shane Richie leads a strong performance in this production which continues to have a statement to make. Shane Richie stars as Archie Rice, a bit of a dreamer but an entertainer struggling to... Continue Reading →

Review & Juliet at the Manchester Opera House

Book: David West Read Music & Lyrics: Max Martin & Friends Musical Director & Musical Arrangements: Dominic Fallacaro Director: Luke Sheppard Quite possibly one of the most anticipated new British musicals of 2019, &Juliet lives up to the hype. This is the fresh modern musical that the industry needs. It makes its mark by exploring... Continue Reading →

Review: Calendar Girls: The Musical at the Wolverhampton Grand

Book & Music: Tim Firth and Gary Barlow Director: Matt Ryan Calendar Girls premiered over five years ago and while it's now in its final months of a UK tour, it remains clear why this beautiful musical continues to delight audiences throughout the country. Tim Firth and Gary Barlow adapt the film and play into... Continue Reading →

Review: Cabaret at the Wolverhampton Grand

Image features cast from a previous touring production of Cabaret Book: Joe Masteroff Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Director: Rufus Norris This Bill Kenwright tour of Cabaret has only just started but already this production is a slick, harrowing production that packs a punch and leads to moments where you could cut the tension... Continue Reading →

Review: Friendsical at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Fringe

Director & Writer: Miranda Larson Composer: Barrie Bignold Fifteen years after the final episode aired, a new musical tours the UK ready to entertain the fans who still need their Friends fix. Stopping off during the Edinburgh fringe, this fun show brings some of the famous scenes from the ten series brought to life on... Continue Reading →

Review: The Good Scout at the Space @ Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh Fringe

Writer & Director: Glenn Chandler Following last year's awarding winning Kids Play, Boys of the Empire productions stage a brand new play about the meeting between Boy Scouts and the Hitler Youth. Once more Glen Chandler makes a light humoured, intricate play full of twists. Chandler is the first playwright to tackle the subject of... Continue Reading →

Review: Paradise Lodge at Dairy Room, Underbelly

Writer: Steve Cooper Paradise Lodge is based on the real experiences that Steve Cooper had during the time he cared for his mother in law. It's that stripped back raw emotion that shines through in this bittersweet comedy. Set as a care home entertainment package, the production works with war time songs and brief scenes... Continue Reading →

Review: Around the World in 80s Days at the Blackpool Grand

Writer: Jules Verne Adaptor & Director: Ian McFarlane Like the famous Blackpool Tower, Blackpool's Grand Theatre also opened its doors 125 years ago and to mark this landmark year they're making the bold move to produce this brand new musical adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days with a bucketful of classic 80s hits.... Continue Reading →

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