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.
The Wizard of Oz is a celebrated and must see Christmas/winter treat for one and all. The Leeds Playhouse again has successfully delivered.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre including Ben Dowell (for theatreCat) giving his verdict on the much-anticipated arrival of Dear Evan Hansen at the Noel Coward Theatre.
Jane Cafarella’s award-winning play e-baby deals with the harsh realities of surrogacy with wit, warmth and compassion.
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.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 17 November 2019) including Ian Foster’s delight at the arrival of Mary Poppins to its original West End home.
Make no mistake, Touching The Void at the Duke of York’s Theatre is tantalising theatre & what David Greig has achieved in this adaptation is remarkable.
Full of red herrings, marvellous music, divine dancing, stunning singing and laugh out loud funny, Curtains is a not just a musical whodunit it’s one of the best nights out I’ve had in a long time.
A Prayer for Wings is a beautifully observed slice of life (despite odd moments that remind you it was written 35 years ago).
Curtains creates a glimpse into the onstage and backstage antics of theatre folk, well until the untalented and unpopular leading lady of this production of Robin Hood gets murdered during the bows.
The dancers of Northern Ballet interpret the adventure of Little Red Riding Hood simply and dramatically with excellent portrayals of the characters.
The aftermath of a teenager’s death really shouldn’t be this funny, but Sarah Rutherford has created a thoroughly modern, soul-searching and hilarious play.
Prism, written and directed by the acclaimed playwright Terry Johnson, tells the story of cinematographer Jack Cardiff in the latter years of his life.
Mites at the Tristan Bates Theatre is an extremely well acted, funny piece, that get’s you thinking. A must see.
David Walliams’ book Billionaire Boy transfers well to the stage and with this talented cast it makes it a very watchable and enjoyable night out.
Today Gaslighting is a familiar phrase used by psychologist and domestic abuse organisations. The origins of that phrase are this very play, a dark psychological thriller. Patrick Hamilton’s plot is elegantly re-created by a talented cast, focusing on the torment of an emotionally abused Victorian wife.
Amanda Vilanova’s Hurricane Diaries is a moving and passionate tribute to her home country, Puerto Rico.
The Leeds Playhouse has opened its doors following an impressive renovation and Trojan Horse is the first production to be hosted.
Beg, borrow or steal to get a ticket to this show in this beautiful gem of theatre. Mame at the Hope Mill Theatre is well worth a trip to Manchester.