The theatre’s production of The Night Before Christmas is a delightful piece, full of fun and silliness, with moments of wonder and the chance for the children to interact with the cast.
Oi Frog & Friends! is an entertaining, musical romp through many of the well-known rhymes from the original books with a witty script and songs which are upbeat, catchy and full of clever lyrics.
The Royal Exchange has built a reputation for consistently delivering knockout versions of classic musicals as an alternative to the traditional pantomime. I’m pleased to be able to say that the standard remains just as high this year – Gypsy is an absolute triumph.
Because nothing says Merry Christmas like a stage mum going off the rails! Gypsy offers a different festive treat at Manchester’s Royal Exchange.
An always fascinating piece, Wild Goose Dreams detours constantly down different alleys to tell its story and gets overwhelmed by all the work’s devices.
Kay Mellor’s Band of Gold, based on the TV series of the same name also penned by Mellor is very gritty, very northern but also very witty.
Nikolai Foster and co. have wrung West Side Story for every last drop of emotion, intellect and topicality. It has been given the full blooded revival it merits and I would love to see this production have further life beyond this initial run.
What can really elevate a show of this nature is the cast, and a remarkably talented set of performers have been assembled for this tour of We Will Rock You.
“Uplifting” and “small in stature but big in heart” – see what reviewers have said about Theatrical Niche’s pacey, new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Take a look at what they said, then book your tickets.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 2 December 2019), ranging from The Blog Of Theatre Things’ Liz Dyer feeling festive thanks to a joyful production of White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre.
Electrifying dancing, beautiful singing and wonderful acting, if you want to treat yourself to something really special this Christmas, get a ticket for West Side Story at Curve Leicester.
With powerful performances and a vibrant cast, The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit creates an entertaining musical filled with laughter which is perfectly complemented by the Christmas atmosphere.
No doubt about it, Nikolai Foster’s production of West Side Story for Curve Leicester is damn close to musical theatre perfection.
The Wizard of Oz is a celebrated and must see Christmas/winter treat for one and all. The Leeds Playhouse again has successfully delivered.
Headlong has announced its programme for 2020/21, the final season under current artistic director Jeremy Herrin.
Curtains is a hilarious love letter to both the murder mystery genre and musical theatre itself, performed brilliantly by an impressively large cast in which there is not a weak link.
If more resources are not put into more apprenticeships, it will be a great pity for both for the creative industries & the many young people who simply don’t get the opportunity to make the best of their talents.
More than a celebration of Motown, it highlighted issues such as acceptance, racism, strained relationships, acceptance and the problems faced with fame and fortune which often musicians face.
Circus 1903 gives a unique perspective of how it would have felt to watch an American circus over 100 years ago. This is done with the help of an amazing amalgamation of set, costumes, lighting, music and the raw talent of the performers.
The producers of Waitress have announced the show’s final West End extension at the Adelphi Theatre, where it will finish on 4 July 2020 ahead of a UK tour and planned London return.