Strictly ’s meanest judge, Craig Revel Horwood, sashays into Milton Keynes Theatre next month with a perfect score of terrific reviews for his performance as the gin-sozzled, tyrannical Miss Hannigan in the smash-hit revival of the endearing Annie The Musical.
Wow, what can I say, but go and book your tickets for this show now, it is pure value for money. Cameron Mackintosh offers an incredibly cinematic production of Boublil and Schonberg’s musical, Les Misérables.
The House on Cold Hill is a pleasant enough way to spend the evening but is rather dated and no different than dozens of other haunted house mysteries that have appeared over the years.
BAFTA-nominated actor and winner of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing 2017, Joe McFadden stars in the touring production of The House on Cold Hill, Shaun McKenna’s stage adaptation of Peter James’ novel.
Mark Benton gives a compelling turn as a desperate salesman on the edge in Sam Yates’ revival of David Mamet’s riveting, prize-winning play, Glengarry Glen Ross, now touring.
Parents, if the thought of sitting through yet another (yawn) pantomime this Yule fills you with dread, then I’d recommend the dazzling, cheery musical Nativity! The Musical as an outstanding alternative.
Writer Michael Morpurgo calls his magnum opus, War Horse, an anthem for peace. Certainly, a play’s influence has never been so persuasive after sitting, enthralled at Milton Keynes Theatre, my heart in my mouth as I watched a cavalry charge into enemy guns.
Bill Kenwright’s first outing with his new The Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company is a revival of Dan Gordon’s Rain Man, based on the Oscar-winning film that starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman.
With a few tongue-in-cheek nods to other musicals such as Gypsy, Wicked and Les Miserables for good measure, Shrek The Musical has it all – outrageous comedy moments, catchy songs and a cast de force.
The stage at Milton Keynes Theatre was stormed by dinosaurs – from the plant-eating Triceratops to the terrifying T-Rex, all Dino life could be found, in the capable hands of Explorer, Miranda (Elizabeth Mary Williams).
A captivating and energetic production that holds your attention entirely, throughout. In fact, I’ve never been at a show that seemingly passes so quickly.
Children are maggots, worms, vipers and disgusting little blisters. Matilda The Musical, the multi-award-winning stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s magical book, opened at Milton Keynes Theatre and captured our hearts.
Legally Blonde is a real team effort with everyone turning in star performances, whether they are principals or part of the ensemble.
I had only been watching The Case of The Frightened Lady for just a few minutes when I scribbled in my notebook “sociopath” and “misdirection”. And that just about tells you everything you need to know about this quaint, old-fashioned whodunit which is strictly for fans of the genre.
Actor Neil Hurst is currently starring in Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends The Musical which is on UK tour. Neil gave us the low-down on the musical that’s setting regional theatres alight.
Fat Friends the Musical has got quick wit and northern humour, a cast who is as passionate about the production as the audience appears to be, and it’s got Kay’s Mellor’s life-affirming stamp on it, too. Uplifting, joyous and surely on target for a West End transfer.
At over two hours, Fat Friends the Musical is a little flabby in the middle and could lose a scene or two, but, overall it’s a heart-warming, lively and entertaining production.
Ria Jones dazzles in the poignant, wonderfully melodramatic and tragic Sunset Boulevard that is both a love letter to movies and a eulogy to Hollywood’s silent era.
Alice in Wonderland has been incarnated on more occasions than I care to remember, but one thing’s for sure, the story never gets old (in my humble opinion) and the magic, craziness and wonder remains as curious as it did when I first read the book by Lewis Carroll.
I enjoy working with the different ‘Billys’, they all bring some different to the role and they’re all so talented. My favourite moment is when Billy shows his letter from his mum to Mrs Wilkinson. It makes me cry, I’m a big softie and I cry at anything!
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