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Rock of Ages. Regent Theatre

This show is bright, lighthearted, colourful and non stop! Set in the 1980’s it has property companies threatening the places where the youngster hang out. Every member of the cast gets time to shine. Lonny. (Joe Gash) is the main character who drives the show on. Former Strictly star Kevin Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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The Woman in Black

Susan Hill’s ghost story returned to the Regent and what an atmosphere it created as the plot unfolded using illusion to add to the suspense and horror. A grieving lawyer feels a curse has been cast upon him and his family by the woman in black. He finds a young Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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Grease. The Musical. Regent Theatre

The Regent bounced back to life as Grease which opened in Chicago in 1971 hit the town. This production varies from the original but with beautiful sets and great acting by the cast we travel through the story of Sandy and Danny. The choreography is outstanding. The real excitement takes Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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Rocky Horror Show

This show is  packed with innuendo and lots of lingerie, but it remains immense family  fun. The audience of all ages had a great time. This show has been going since 1973 and  continues to pack them in, fuelled by the sweet transvestite from transsexual, Transylvania. The cute couple just Read more…

By Angela Smith, ago
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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