Theatre

SHREK THE MUSICAL

SHREK THE MUSICAL

Following a record breaking UK and Ireland tour, the smash hit blockbuster is back – and larger than life this Christmas. Shrek the musical is based on the story and characters from the Oscar winning film, this hilarious spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see-musical-comedy. Join Shrek (Steffan […]

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The prospect of watching a performance of Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens in a former scene-dock didn’t fill me with seasonal joy. For one reason I dislike the works of Charles Dickens whatever genre of the arts they are packaged in. I know they are meant to be representative of   Victorian times and attitudes, but […]

THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKERS

THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKERS

Once upon a time, there were two shoemakers who were very old and very poor. So poor they couldn’t even afford to buy each other Christmas presents. With no wood for the fire and only one piece of leather left to make shoes, there was little festival spirit in the shoemakers’ shop. But one night, […]

BOURNE’S BRILLIANCE

BOURNE’S BRILLIANCE

When it comes to ballet I am a traditionalist’ I was nearly three when my mother took me to the theatre to see Alicia Markova and Anton Dolan in classical ballet. I have also had the wonderful experience of having seen ballet in places all over the world from Australia to America and back again […]

CHECK IN TO BENIDORM LIVE

CHECK IN TO BENIDORM LIVE

It’s brash, its brazen and at times a little blue but Benidorm Live radiates a wonderful feel good factor across the footlights. I can’t profess to be a regular viewer of this sit-com but over the years I have been what you could term an intermittent viewer, but after seeing the stage show I am […]

THE GRAND OLD DAME OF YORK

THE GRAND OLD DAME OF YORK

Forty years on Berwick Kaler still reigns supreme as York Theatre Royal’s Dame and celebrates with an original pantomime called, appropriately enough, The Grand Old Dame of York from 13 December 2018 to 2 February 2019. Casting is complete and fans can rest assured he’ll be joined by regular York panto family members Martin Barrass, […]

CHRISTMAS CAROL EXTENDED

CHRISTMAS CAROL EXTENDED

Leeds Playhouse is extending the run of festive family favourite A Christmas Carol for a further week. Opening at the end of November, this magical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story will now run until Saturday 19 January. It’s Christmas Eve in Victorian Leeds but the cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge hasn’t an ounce of Christmas cheer, […]

OH YES IT IS….

OH YES IT IS….

The stars of this year’s spectacular family pantomime Aladdin proved it’s never too early to prepare for a magic carpet ride to Old Peking by getting into the festive spirit and launching this year’s pantomime adventure, Aladdin, which opens at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford on Saturday 8 December. Billy Pearce will lead the cast […]

PLAYHOUSE FORMS ITS OWN ENSEMBLE

PLAYHOUSE FORMS ITS OWN ENSEMBLE

Ten Northern actors have formed the Leeds Playhouse Ensemble, a  repertory company who will perform in a selection of productions throughout the Playhouse’s unique year-long Pop-Up season. Leeds Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining said: “We have had an incredible month here at the Playhouse which was kick-started with the change of the theatre’s name at […]

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

The buzz word in theatre today is adaptation and ninety per cent of the shows I review, and I review a lot, fall into this category. Normally I have seen the film or read the book ,whatever genre I may be reviewing, but I hadn’t read Paula Hawkins novel or seen the subsequent film. I […]

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