Grease Regent Theatre

In this new production,  the original plot is followed but the dialogue doesn’t intrude too much into the music. There are around eighteen numbers,  with some from the movie which were not in the original stage show (notably “Grease” and “You’re the one that I want”) and a ... Read More »

Sister Act. Regent Theatre

The story is the same, the characters are familiar, however all thoughts of Whoopi Goldberg are dispelled within a few minutes as  Burke  claims the role as her own and has a great stage presence. It’s a heart warming performance. She has  all the right ingredients, a rich powerf... Read More »

The Play That Goes Wrong. Regent Theatre. (May 1st-6th)

This is a  compelling production that nails the humour and so makes it work exceptionally well. The plot sees the amateur dramatic club Cornley Polytechnic Society looking to recover from some previous mishaps by staging a production of a 1920s murder mystery. The central play is... Read More »

Mamma Mia

Like the 2008 film, Mamma Mia the stage show is set on a sun kissed Greek island and centres on a daughter’s quest to discover who her father is for the very first time. It brings her mother face to face with three men from her past on the eve of a never to be forgotten wedding. ... Read More »

Dreamboats and Petticoats Regent Theatre

Dreamboats and Petticoats has been on the road before. It starts with Bobby reminiscing to his granddaughter about the  good old days when, as a  17 year old at his local youth  club, he first encountered love, and fame as a song  writer. The action,  goes back to those days when... Read More »

Sunday Sports Show Listen Again

Sunday Sports Show Listen Again

Listen to the Sunday Sports Show. This week, Angela and Russ look back at the defeat at home v Arsenal. We look forward to the last  game of the season at Southampton. Plus all your observations on the team and the season. You can listen again to Sunday Sports Show on Mixlr.  mix... Read More »

Evita Regent Theatre

Bill Kenwright’s  version of Evita, has some  new ideas threaded through it. It’s one of if not the best sung version of the show I’ve heard. Even the performers in the minor roles of Magaldi and Peron’s Mistress, Oscar Balmasada and Sarah O’Connor are both excellent.  The ... Read More »

Cinderella. Regent Theatre Hanley

To many, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a panto.  Jonny Wilkes is  back at Hanley’s Regent Theatre once again this year, for his 11th pantomime in his home city.  He plays the part of Buttons in Cinderella and he is joined by Christian Patterson.  They have a wonder... Read More »

Sunny Afternoon Regent Theatre

This musical based on the music of The Kinks tells the story of the socialist brothers from Muswell Hill, Ray and Dave Davies, and their working class band mates Mick Avory and Pete Quaife.  It’s a tale of dreams and aspirations, complex contracts, volatile relationships an... Read More »

The Commitments. Regent Theatre

This musical adaptation of Roddy Doyle’s 1986 book and successful film follows Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working class Dubliner yearning to bring some life and music to his grey and downtrodden corner of eighties Dublin. Jimmy (played energetically by Andrew Linnie)  seeks his esca... Read More »

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