Dracula Review

King’s Theatre Edinburgh – Until 3rd November. Reviewed by James Knight 3*** A darkened stage suddenly illuminates to show a motionless body. Another flash and suddenly four hellish figures are feasting on its blood. And so the Touring Consortium Theatre Company’s adaptation of the classic ‘Dracula’ begins. Billed as a multi-sensory experience, this production aims […]

High Society Review

Richmond Theatre, London until Saturday 3 November 2018 Reviewed by Lisa Harlow 3*** High Society is a musical based on the 1959 film of the same name which starred Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. The score by Cole Porter includes true classics such as True Love, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and […]

Follies Review

Churchill Theatre Bromely – until 3 November 2018 Reviewed by Elizabeth Smith  4**** Stephen Sondheim’s Follies is the story of the last days of the Weisman Theatre, now a crumbling shell of its former self, it is hosting one last party where all the former performers reunite and reminisce about the glory days, while trailed […]

Blood Brothers Review

New Wimbledon Theatre – until Saturday 3 November Reviewed by Jason Rath 4**** Willy Russell’s masterpiece Blood Brothers is an all time classic, there is no disputing that. Following its acclaimed 24 year run in the west end the show has been constantly touring up and down the UK, calling at theatres big and small […]

Soldier On Review

The Other Palace – until 24 November 4**** This was a difficult ask to review a play about the Armed Forces, the  sacrifices they make and the effect these sacrifices have on themselves, their families and their friends.  I was an Army Wife for 18 years and now the wife of a Veteran for 8 […]

Calendar Girls the Musical Review

The Lowry, Salford – until Saturday 10th November 2018 Reviewed by Julie Noller 5*****  Calendar Girls, there can’t be many people who don’t know the heartbreaking tale of how a fight against cancer led the sunflowers of Knapely Women’s Institute to seek an alternative way to fund raise enough for a settee in memory of […]

A Very Very Very Dark Matter Review

Bridge Theatre – until 6 January Reviewed by Claire Roderick 4**** Martin McDonagh dives deep into the darkness of the genesis of stories and takes the audience on a mindbogglingly absurd journey into a disturbing world where literary greats have skeletons in their attics. Literally. In McDonagh’s world, Hans Christian Anderson wasn’t the author of […]

Miss Saigon Review

REVIEW: Miss Saigon (Sunderland Empire) ★★★★ October 30, 2018  For: West End Wilma  https://www.westendwilma.com/review-miss-saigon-sunderland-empire/ The heat is on as Miss Saigon lands at the Sunderland Empire for just under a month. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh, directed by Laurence Connor and with music and lyrics by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, Miss Saigon – a reworking of […]

Spring Season 2019 Blooms At Storyhouse

SPRING SEASON 2019 SET TO BLOOM WITH HEADLINE SHOWS   Brian Blessed, Brendan Cole, Jason Manford, Avenue Q, The Noise Next Door, Nick Sharratt, and English Touring Opera now confirmed to join programme for 2019 Storyhouse in Chester continues to blossom as more fantastic shows are confirmed for its spring season 2019.   Headline musicals, comedy, dance, […]

2019 Tour of Torben Betts’s CAROLINE’S KITCHEN

CAROLINE’S KITCHEN A COMEDY BY TORBEN BETTS 2019 NATIONAL TOUR PRIOR TO NEW YORK SEASON   Torben Betts’s biting comedy, CAROLINE’S KITCHEN, was staged earlier this year on tour and at Park Theatre, London, under the titleMonogamy, starring Janie Dee.  Betts and his producers, Original Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Alastair Whatley, have reworked […]