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The Magic of the Beatles

Throughout the show the band played their roles perfectly. There was two hours of music, which was faultless, professional and polished.The performers stayed in character throughout the show, they varied their costumes and hair styles for each of the four sets, attention to detail was second to none, even changing Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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KINKY BOOTS. Regent Theatre

Music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony winner Cyndi Lauper and based on the book by Harvey Fierstein and the 2005 film version, Kinky Boots, written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth  is based on true events. It’s the story of Charlie Price played by Joel Harper-Jackson who inherits a Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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Robin Hood Regent Theatre

This year’s panto is  full of impressive singing and dancing supported by a  talented ensemble cast and the Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts. So much a part of the local Christmas festivities, this year’s show lives up to all expectations and more. The end of act one closes with a magical Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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Summer Holiday. Regent Theatre

Former X-factor runner up Ray Quinn provides the star quality as Don, played originally of course by Cliff Richard. The show introduces us to Don and his pals who work in the London Transport mechanics facility. It’s a miserable summer in England  so Don persuades his employers to lend him Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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Beautiful

Beginning with the  Carnegie Hall concert in June 1971 to celebrate her  album Tapestry, Beautiful the Carole King musical story quickly goes back 14 years to a 16-year-old King (then Carol Joan Klein) about to sell her first song (It Might as Well Rain Until September)In the blink of an Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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This is Elvis

This is Elvis is set in 1968. Elvis’s career has gone downhill  after one too many bad movies, he’s lost touch with his roots. He’s been eclipsed by the likes of The Beatles and Tom Jones. Then Elvis secures a TV show on NBC. Visionary producer Steve Binder, who believes Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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Jersey Boys

Starting in New Jersey in 1962, Jersey Boys tells the whirlwind story of four ordinary boys who joined together to become an extraordinary pop band. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons set the sound of a generation with hits like Big Girls Don’t Cry and Bye Bye Baby, and in Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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Thriller Live Regent Theatre

From Man in the Mirror to Billie Jean, Bad, Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough, Can You Feel It, Thriller and  Smooth Criminal, each song is wonderfully presented by Britt Quentin and Rory Taylor whilst Shaqui Jackson’s  live performances and dance moves are  executed with flair and precision. Sean Christopher is Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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The Band Regent Theatre

This show is a nostalgic journey for anyone who grew up loving a boyband. It opens with 16-year-old Rachel (Faye Christall) explaining her love for “The Band”, as her older self (Rachel Lumberg) looks on. The band comes to life in her bedroom as she gets ready for school. The band,  AJ Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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Cilla The Musical

Cilla the Musical is a mixture of highs and heart tearing lows , a modern day fairytale of a young girl from Merseyside who followed her dream of fame and fortune to become one of Britain’s biggest selling female singers and a much-loved TV personality. A tale of love, devotion, selfish ambition and Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago