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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fantasmagorical musical is Bang on target

Fantasmagorical musical is Bang on target. A local amateur theatre company is enjoying a successful run of the family favourite Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Darlington Hippodrome. Darlington Operatic Society are receiving rave reviews for their current run of the all-time family classic musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Darlington Hippodrome. Following almost a year of planning […]