Review: The Sound Of Music UK Tour at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Book: Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse Music & Lyrics: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II Director: Martin Connor Back on a UK Tour, Bill Kenwright's production of The Sound of Music continues to delight audiences with its memorable songs and sincere characters.Director Martin Connor focuses on the family bond of the Von Trapps and how after still... Continue Reading →

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat UK Tour at the Wolverhampton Grand

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bill Kenwright It's been a staple of the UK touring scene for years but with regular recasts and tweaks to the production, Bill Kenright keeps audiences coming back again and again to this retro classic. Currently, Mark McMullan from Britain's Got Talent makes his professional theatre debut... Continue Reading →

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: Fame at the Wolverhampton Grand

Book: Jose Fernandez Music: Steve Margoshes Lyrics: Jacques Levy Director & Choreographer: Nick Winston Fame is now finishing up its 30th Anniversary Tour and this nostalgic production features a super talented class of 1984. This new revival by Selladoor Productions reinvents the staging, with a backdrop full of  head shots of the year group, almost... Continue Reading →

Review: A Taste of Honey at the Wolverhampton Grand

Writer: Shelagh Delaney Director: Bijan Sheibani Some may hear the 'kitchen sink drama' and run for the hills. They would be wrong to do so with this as the production continues to be as relevant today, as it was when it was written. Shelagh Delaney's domestic script highlights issues around class, sexual orientation, gender and... Continue Reading →

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: 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: Hair at the Wolverhampton Grand

Book & Lyrics: Gerome Ragni & James Rado Music: Galt MacDermot Director: Jonathan O'Boyle Musical Director: Gareth Bretherton Choreographer: William Whelton Hair's 50th Anniversary production was produced by Hope Mill Theatre back in 2016 and the fresh production lives on as it tours the UK. The production ages well, set in front of the turbulent... Continue Reading →

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