Rasheeda Speaking Review

Trafalgar Studios – until 12 May Reviewed by Claire Roderick 3*** Joel Drake Johnson’s fine comedy drama explores thorny office politics and ingrained racist attitudes in a Chicago hospital. Opening with surgeon Dr Williams (Bo Poraj) and office manager Ileen (Elizabeth Berrington) discussing the return to work of Jaclyn (Tanya Moodie) after a short absence, […]

Much Ado About Nothing Review

Rose Theatre, Kingston – until 6 May Reviewed by Claire Roderick 4**** Messina becomes a glitzy spa hotel in modern Sicily in Simon Dormandy’s new production of Much Ado About Nothing. The arrival of mafia boss Don Pedro and his men puts strutting hotel manager Leonato (David Rintoul – wonderfully OTT in pastels and a […]

Bat Out Of Hell Review

Dominion Theatre – booking until 27 October Reviewed by Claire Roderick 5***** Bat is back and is better than ever. Moving to the Dominion after a stint in Toronto, the tweaks and subtle changes to squeeze this spectacular onto smaller stages have resulted in a slicker, smoother show that never ceases to amaze. The plot […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Review

Theatro Technis, Camden – until 5th May. Reviewed by Keiley Archer 4**** Gavin McAlinden and the Acting Gymnasium company offer a modernised version of Shakespeare’s comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, performed in the small venue of the Theatro Technis, which creates an intimate setting ready to engage the audience into the tale of love, music, […]

David Walliams’ Awful Auntie comes to Hull

Awful Auntie Finds Her Way to Hull David Walliams’ beloved children’s novel is adapted for the stage Fancy a night in the country? Birmingham Stage Company transforms the Hull New Theatre stage into a magnificent country-house in David Walliams’ Awful Auntie from 17-20 May. From the award-winning producers of Gangsta Granny comes the stage adaptation […]

TV STAR SHOBNA GULATI TO PLAY RAY IN EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE

TV STAR SHOBNA GULATI TO PLAY RAY IN EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel good new musical sensation, is pleased to announce that Shobna Gulati, best known for playing Sunita Alahan in ITV’s Coronation Street and Anita in Dinnerladies, will take on the role of Ray from Monday 7 May 2018. Shobna joins current cast […]

Benidorm Live @ the King’s

SEE YOUR FAVOURITE STARS FROM THE SOLANA HOTEL LIVE ON STAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME KING’S THEATRE, GLASGOW MONDAY 4 – SATURDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2019   Derren Litten’s smash hit ITV comedy BENIDORM is set to bring sunshine and smiles to Glasgow as the first ever stage version of the ITV comedy runs at the King’s Theatre next […]

Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester announces final two musicals of 2018 – including UK premiere of Broadway show from the writers of The Greatest Showman

Award-winning partnership between Hope Mill Theatre & Aria Entertainment announce highly-anticipated final two productions of an ambitious 2018   New British musical The Return of the Soldier, by Charles Miller & Tim Sanders and adapted from Rebecca West’s 1918 novella set at the end of World War One.   Thursday 6 – Saturday 29 September […]

Cast announced for world premiere stage adaptation of Nigel Slater’s Toast

Cast announced for world premiere stage adaptation of Nigel Slater’s Toast Samuel Newton to portray food writer Nigel Slater in stage adaptation of his best-selling memoirs A Week 53 commission, Toast is adapted by Henry Filloux-Bennett and directed by Jonnie Riordan Ahead of rehearsals starting on Monday, cast has been announced for the world premiere run of the […]