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Chitty Bang Bang

It’s one of the world’s most popular stage shows and the all star cast in its latest reinvention more than do it justice. Yet despite this star studded cast, the car is the star in this wonderful tale of the adventures of one family and their flying car. Chitty taking Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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Thriller Live

Thriller Live, is a shining tribute to The King of Pop. It is a sparkling, singing conveyor belt of more than 30 of Jackson’s greatest hits. The range of repertoire makes you stop and realise the great work of Jackson. Thriller  is a reminder of Michael Jackson’s versatility and the unique manner that he gave to pop, Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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Annie. Regent Theatre

Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan plays the role with the right degree of child hating venom, lunges at the laundry man with comic impetuosity and can’t be faulted as the self pitying, gin addled woman and then in the jazzy shared dream of the good life (Easy Street). Choreographer Nick Winston has done an amazing job with Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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Private Lives Regent Theatre

This production of Noel Coward’s best loved comedy begins on conjoined balconies of a luxurious hotel where a divorced couple, who  unaware of each other’s presence, are honeymooning with their new spouses, Sybil and Victor.  Sparks fly towards the end of the first act. Initially aghast, the pair rekindle with Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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Sound of Music Regent Theatre

We all know the story of the Sound of Music. This wonderfully lavish staging of the classic musical coincides with the 50th anniversary of the film version, the most successful movie musical in history and in the role of Maria is The Voice runner-up Lucy O’Byrne. She makes light work of her Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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Peter Pan Regent Theatre

Jonny Wilkes  is back at Hanley’s Regent Theatre to complete a decade of festive productions. He is  Smee with Christian Patterson’s Captain Hook. It’s obvious that the duo are friends and this translates  into a great on-stage partnership which we all love. The cast is small and includes talented youngsters from the Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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THE FULL MONTY REGENT THEATRE

It’s not surprising that when it appeared in 1997 The Full Monty was dubbed a “feelgood” film. Set in the late 1980s, it told the story of a group of skilled men laid off from a Sheffield steel mill  aiming to raise some much needed cash by mounting a one-off strip Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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Glenn Miller Story.

It was on the decks of the Southampton based Cunard liners that Tommy Steele had his first taste of being a song and dance man. He used tips from his cabin boy wages to visit Broadway, dreaming that one day his name would be up in lights. We all know that Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

The season for suave conman Lawrence Jameson who makes his living by talking rich women out of their money  has just begun but matters become more  interesting when Freddy Benson, a young American arrives.  They attempt to working together and hilarity ensues as both seek to win a wager that would see Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago