Ruby Review

The Bread and Roses Theatre 30 August – 3 September.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick Jonathan Stephenson’s play sets out to examine “the human condition, mourning, grief and what tragedy can do to someone’s soul.” Which sounds cheerful. Happily, the play starts off on a light note, with cheeky chappy Ed (Jonathan Stephenson) popping round his […]

Thoroughly Modern Millie at Grand Opera House 27 Feb – 4 March 2017

David King for Spirit Productions Ltd presents BROADWAY’S MULTI AWARD WINNING MUSICAL COMEDY THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE TO TOUR THE UK IN 2017 STRICTLY COME DANCING’S JOANNE CLIFTON TO STAR AS MILLIE Award winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is set to tour the UK in 2017 opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 17 January. World […]


We are delighted to announce WONDERFUL TOWN Music by Leonard BernsteinLyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph GreenBook by Joseph Fields & Jerome Chodorov Based upon the Play My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields & Jerome Chodorov and the Short Stories by Ruth McKenney To conclude our 2016 season, All Star Productions are delighted to present a new chamber production of […]

‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore Review

Tristan Bates Theatre 23 August – 10 September.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick Lazarus Theatre Company have a growing reputation for energising and exploring plays in exciting new ways, and their adaptation of John Ford’s classic is impressive in many ways. Ricky Dukes’ adaptation of John Ford’s classic, squeezed into 90 action packed minutes, wisely cuts […]

The Roundabout Review

Park Theatre 24 August – 24 September.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick This is the first major revival of JB Priestley’s comedy in 80 years, and that is a crying shame. Yes, it’s not quite An Inspector Calls, but this production is a joy to watch. Set in the 1930s in the garden room of Lord […]

Relatively Speaking Review

Grand Theatre, Leeds – 30th August 2017 In 1967, when Relatively Speaking first played to audiences, it opened to a roar of approval from the critics, and the first offering of now acclaimed playwright Alan Ayckbourn set him on the path to success. Now, 49 years later, the comedy is on tour, offering a night of […]

Mark Thomas wins The Stage Special Award

Mark Thomas wins prestigious The Stage Special Award Mark Thomas will be presented with the prestigious The Stage Special Award at Edinburgh Festival Fringe on Friday, August 26, 2016. The prize, part of The Stage Edinburgh Awards, celebrates sustained excellence at the Fringe. Previous winners of the Special Award include Chris Goode and Pip Utton. […]


Shortlists announced for the 2016 Edinburgh Comedy Awards   The nominations for Best Comedy Show are:   Al Porter: At Large James Acaster: Reset Kieran Hodgson: Maestro Nish Kumar: Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Unless You Shout the Words Real Loud Randy Writes A Novel Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do Tom Ballard: The World […]

The original dreamboats are back!!

THE ORIGINAL DREAMBOATS ARE BACK!!!! MARTY WILDE MIKE BERRY AND EDEN KANE,   With very special guest MARK WYNTER        and THE WILDCATS   THE SOLID GOLD ROCK N ROLL SHOW 2016 UK DATES Grand Opera House York Friday 14 October 7:30pm   As if time stood still; four of the original dreamboats are back! Over […]