Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Review

Metro Radio Arena – until 31 December 2017 5***** The posters proclaim that Joe is Joseph and what a magnificent Joseph he is. After almost 400 performances this tour bows out at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena meaning that Joe McElderry can spend Christmas at home for the first time in 5 years and he has […]

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Review

Darlington Hippodrome – until 14 January 2018 4**** The “Fairest Panto in all the Land” has arrived at the newly and beautifully refurbished Hippodrome in Darlington.  And there are many, many references to the name and decor change in this show. Local lass, Zoe Birkett stole the show as Queen Sadista, the wicked Aunt of […]

Aladdin Review

Richmond Theatre – until 14 January.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick 3*** Qdos brings Aladdin to Richmond with some flashy pyrotechnics and lighting, but this production is no magic carpet ride. The production sticks to the traditional plot, and writers Jonathan Kiley and Alan McHugh have included all the elements carved in the 10 Commandments of […]

Desert Dust at The Star of Bethlehem Review

Blue Elephant Theatre – 13 December.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick 4**** The Dot Collective takes theatre and workshops to groups that would otherwise not access the arts, travelling to care communities in the South East. Through workshops in dementia cafés, sharing and exploring the ideas and memories of participants, writer Alexander Moschos created Desert Dust […]

Jack and the Beanstalk Review

York Theatre Royal – until 3 February 2018.  Reviewed by Marcus Richardson 3.5***  Ever year the people of York prepare for Christmas in traditional York fashion, and like tradition the pantomime at York Theatre Royal always breaks pantomime traditions (Try that for a tongue twister). This year we were given ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’ which […]

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR FOR 2018

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE ANNOUNCES ALL NEW TOUR FOR 2018   SMASH HIT SHOW OPENS AT BRIGHTON THEATRE ROYAL IN SEPTEMBER 2018 BEFORE TOURING THE UK   TICKETS ON SALE FROM TODAY   Producer Karl Sydow is delighted to announce that an all new tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story […]

REGENT’S PARK OPEN AIR THEATRE ANNOUNCE CASTING FOR THE TURN OF THE SCREW

REGENT’S PARK OPEN AIR THEATRE ANNOUNCE     CASTING FOR THE TURN OF THE SCREW   Cast announced for THE TURN OF THE SCREW co-produced with English National Opera William Morgan shares The Prologue and the role of Peter Quint with recently announced ENO Harewood Artist Elgan Llŷr Thomas Nadine Livingston and Rachael Lloyd share the role of Miss […]

CHICAGO Returns to London

CHICAGO IS BACK! THE WORLD’S LONGEST RUNNING AMERICAN MUSICAL, THE MULTI AWARD-WINNING CHICAGO RETURNS TO LONDON’S WEST END WITH PERFORMANCES AT THE PHOENIX THEATRE FROM 26 MARCH 2018 TICKETS ON SALE FROM 10.00AM ON WEDNESDAY 20 DECEMBER 2017 The world’s longest running American musical, the multi award-winning CHICAGO, returns to London’s West End after a 5½-year […]

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical Review

Manchester Palace Theatre – until 30 January 2017.  Reviewed by Marcus Richardson 4**** Beautiful is a musical about the legendary performer Carole King, who shaped and formed the music world with her music composing skills. Creating songs such as “Do The Locomotion” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”, and later on in her career she […]

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR WORLD PREMIERE OF THE TOYBOY DIARIES AT HOPE MILL THEATRE IN MANCHESTER

EXCITING CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR WORLD PREMIERE OF NEW BRITISH MUSICAL THE TOYBOY DIARIES AT HOPE MILL THEATRE IN MANCHESTER   ADAPTED FROM THE BEST-SELLING MEMOIRS BY WENDY SALISBURY, THE TOYBOY DIARIES WILL RUN FROM THURSDAY 18 JANUARY TO SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2018 AT THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED VENUE   The cast and creative team […]