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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 »

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 »

Lucy Spraggan previews new album at Staffs Uni gig

Lucy Spraggan wowed a student heavy crowd at Staffordshire University on Monday with her usual whit and observant lyrics on Monday night. Her main hits like “Last Night” and “Tea and Toast” were complimented with songs about Jeremy Kyle and a meaningful new track about growing up... Read More »

YMCA residents look for Kickstart to make web series

YMCA residents look for Kickstart to make web series

A group of residents from North Staffordshire YMCA are aiming to make a Web Series based on Youth Culture and the misrepresentation of socially stereotyped people. They plan an eight part web series, based around a small group of friends in education all from a completely differe... Read More »

Kirsty Bertarelli teams up with a youth choir from YMCA North Staffordshire

Kirsty Bertarelli teams up with a youth choir from YMCA North Staffordshire

Singer-songwriter, Kirsty Bertarelli has teamed up with a youth choir from the YMCA North Staffordshire in Stoke to record a new single for Christmas. The song, “The Ghosts of Christmas Past”, was written by Kirsty and, in order to give it some extra power during the crescendo, s... Read More »

Weekly Football Preview Monday 23rd September

Weekly Football Preview Monday 23rd September

Stoke City fans will get another weekend break from watching their side as Sky have rearranged their game against Newcastle United to next Monday. Over to the Burslem Boys then…Port Vale will look to achieve back to back wins for the first time this season when they travel ... Read More »

Burton’s Gary Rowett – The Big Interview

Burton’s Gary Rowett – The Big Interview

Before Burton Albion took on Stoke City, Knot FM’s Robin Grey sat down with Burton Albion’s Gary Rowett to discuss the season ahead, transfers and his future ambitions. The former Derby County, Leicester City and Birmingham City defender is the 18th longest serving ma... Read More »

Potters & Brewers Share The Spoils (Interviews)

Potters & Brewers Share The Spoils (Interviews)

In a 0-0 draw at The Pirelli Stadium on Saturday a Stoke City XI were held by a spirited performance by Burton. It was a chance for Stoke fans to see Dionatan Teixeira and Steve Sidwell play on UK turf with World Cup stars Odemwingie, Cameron and Palacios on show. Hughes also fie... Read More »

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