Lloyd Webber’s Cats Prowl into Leeds

               THE MEMORIES ARE BACK   Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking 2015 Olivier Award-nominated musical Cats is coming to Leeds Grand Theatre direct from its sell-out seasons at the London Palladium.   Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show first returned to the West End in December 2014 reuniting […]

Airswimming Review

Bread & Roses Theatre June 21 – 25.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick Charlotte Jones’ Airswimming portrays the friendship that develops between two women inside St Dymphna’s Hospital for the Criminally Insane. This doesn’t sound like a barrel of laughs, but Jones has managed to interweave bittersweet comedy and tragic revelations to create a life affirming […]

That’s Entertainment Review

Grand Opera House York.  Reviewed by Michelle Richardson That’s Entertainment celebrates musical favourites from the 1940s and 50s through song and dance. With tuxedo’s, sparkling dresses and feather fans it took you back that golden era. We were introduced to a special guest star for the night, Becky O’Brien, a former Britain’s Got Talent contestant. […]

Chip Shop the Musical Review

Reviewed by Michelle Richardson Who knew that a musical could be held in a chippy? Well it certainly is now. The setting was Whackers fish and chip shop, York and is touring various Yorkshire fish and chip shops. We were treated to a light supper of small fish and chips, with mushy peas and a […]

Macbeth Review

New Wimbledon Studio 14 June – 9 July.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick Arrows & Traps production of Macbeth is full of their trademark intensity and passion. Adapted and directed by Ross McGregor, this Macbeth has astounding emotional impact. David Paisley’s Macbeth is gut wrenchingly powerful, choked back tears and subtle twitches making way for bellowing […]

Gertrude – The Cry Review

Theatre N16 12 – 30 June.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick Howard Barker’s twisted take on Hamlet shifts the focus onto Gertrude and her sexual power. I must admit that Hamlet bores the socks off me, some great speeches, but too much tedious waffling in between. Although a bum numbing 2 hours long with no interval, […]

Luke Barnes’ Hillsborough coming of age story Bottleneck transfers to the Old Red Lion

Eastlake productions and Theatre N16 present: BOTTLENECKJune 14th – June 25th 2016, Old Red Lion After a hugely successful run at Theatre N16, artistic director Jamie Eastlake’s production of Luke Barnes’ football play Bottleneck comes to the Old Red Lion for a short engagement at the beginning of the UEFA Euro 2016. ***** “Stunned” (London […]

20th Anniversary Production of RENT

A NEW PRODUCTION CELEBRATING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF JONATHAN LARSON’S PULITZER PRIZE- & TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL RENT UK TOUR TO OPEN AT THEATR CLWYD 21 OCTOBER 2016 WITH A CHRISTMAS SEASON AT ST. JAMES THEATRE, LONDON NATIONAL PRESS NIGHT ON TUESDAY 13 DECEMBER 2016   Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr […]