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‘One of the best nights at the theatre you could wish for’: BLOOD BROTHERS – Touring

In Musicals, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Helen McWilliamsLeave a Comment

Blood Brothers is a musical that has had a special place in my heart for a long time – it will always be a five star production in my eyes and has yet to deviate from that honour. Each time I see it feels like watching again for the first time as it’s easy to find something I may have missed on other occasions.

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New Year’s Resolutions: Break a Leg looks back & plans ahead

In Awards, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre by Helen McWilliamsLeave a Comment

2018 – a new year to embrace new shows and experiences in the theatrical bubble I often find myself mooching around in. As I’ve said in my previous more personal blog posts, I rarely take to my own blog to have a chat – but it’s a new year and I felt an update was… Continue Reading →

BLOOD BROTHERS – Touring

In London theatre, Reviews, Touring by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

Have you heard the story of the Johnstone twins…….? Sometimes as a reviewer, you finish watching a show thinking this is going to be the easiest review I’ve ever written and then you start to write it and hit a block? Why? Just because sometimes a performance that receives a full house standing ovation, is so incredible that its hard to find the words to do it justice! This is one of those occasions.

Interview with Willy Russell: As Educating Rita returns home to Liverpool for its 35th birthday

In Features, Inspiring people, Interviews, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

My former Northwest Editor at WhatsOnStage.com, Glenn Meads, recently met up with Willy Russell, whose iconic play Educating Rita has “come home” to Liverpool Playhouse this month to celebrate its 35th birthday. The anniversary production of Russell’s two-hander is directed by Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse artistic director Gemma Bodinetz and stars native Liverpudlians Leanne Best […]