Whilst A Christmas Carol may not pass muster as high theatre, there are some genuinely wonderful moments to be found at its strongest points, and as a jovial, energetic pantomime spectacle, it’s a triumph.
Marcus Stevens and Oran Eldor’s Mythic may have a rather unassuming demeanour by comparison, but it proves to be something of a gently Olympian success from director/choreographer Sarah O’Gleby.
A lively and emotional actor-musician production of The Secret Garden marks a fantastic debut for the brand new Barn Theatre in the Cotswolds.
Miracle on 34th Street is a sparkling, joyful and heartwarming spectacle. For a very merry Christmas, this is just the ticket.
Adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio Broadcast, this production, directed by Guy Retallack, is staged as a live radio broadcast which is extremely interesting to watch.
After an acclaimed run in San Diego, the UK premiere of Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play comes to The Bridge House Theatre this Christmas in a production directed by Artistic Director Guy Retallack (It’s A Wonderful Life, Thrill Me) London, 1947. In a busy radio studio, the cast and crew are assembled for a very special recording of this year’s biggest Christmas hit movie.
Jukebox musicals are fine in their place, movie adaptations likewise are ever increasingly the norm, but they need love and inspiration to elevate them.