Matthew Cullum’s direction allows imaginations to run wild, a shopping trolley becomes a horse, a spade a fish, a bugle a pistol, without ever sacrificing the story- the key to this production’s success is in its story telling. The Mercury may now have a tradition on its hands with its summer shows.
Get set to Samba this Christmas as the stage version of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom waltzes into the West Yorkshire Playhouse for it’s UK premiere. Based on the Australian hit film, Strictly Ballroom is the story of a championship balroom dancer who defies the rules to follow his heart. This bright, colourful and sometimes gawdy […]
Kander and Ebb’s The World Goes Round is now playing at The Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. Featuring songs from Kander and Ebb musicals including Chicago, Cabaret, The Rink amongst others, The World Goes Round is a wonderful review that stars Phoebe Fildes, Laura Jane Matthewson, Nigel Richards, Ashley Samuels and Shona White. The World […]
Flowers For Mrs Harris Sheffield Crucible Theatre 3 Stars The new musical Flowers for Mrs Harris, recently enjoyed its world premiere season at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. It also brought to a close Daniel Evans’ tenure as Artistic Director after seven years, before he takes up his new position at Chicester. Evans undoubtedly leaves […]
Exciting times in Manchester tonight, as award-winning musical Parade opens at The Hope Mill Theatre, co-produced by Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre and James Barker Production. Manchester’s newest arts venue will be a platform to showcase and revive musical theatre – with Parade being the first production to be presented as part of the new […]
Helena Payne is starting out on an awfully big adventure to start a theatre company. We asked her to document her journey. Episode 2: Computer says No! Well who knew the internet would catch on? After dropping out of ICT GCSE (because I was completely inept and convinced all electrical machinery hated me as much […]
The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch will premiere Romford Rose, a new country musical by playwright Christopher Bond and composer Jo Collins. Rose is 18 today, it’s party time in Romford… And it sure looks like that soldier boy Jack is tryin’ to tame this Romford Rose. Well, her Daddy don’t like it, her Mama’s hittin’ the […]
Helena Payne is starting out on an awfully big adventure to start a theatre company. We asked her to document her journey. Episode 1: I have a cunning plan, m’lord! How do you know when you’re ready to start your own theatre company? The answer I suppose is that it’s different for everybody, but now […]