Life as a North West End reviewer can have its ups and downs. Some productions that you’re REALLY looking forward to turn out to be a crashing disappointment, while others leave you open mouthed and on your feet, yelling for more. Here are three theatrical experiences that definitely fit into the latter category.
Mark Davoren is our senior reviewer here at North West End and co-ordinates alot of our Liverpool review requests. Here are his top three shows of 2017. Clicking on the title of the show will take you to Mark's review of each production.
After sold out shows in the USA, Australia and Europe, the world’s favourite Liverpool-born Beatles tribute band – THE MERSEY BEATLES – are embarking on an historic UK Tour including a not-to-be-missed show at Rhyl Pavilion.
Deborah McAndrew is probably the nation's best adapter of classic texts and she has now turned her hand to Dickens’ novel of repression and longing Hard Times for Northern Broadsides.
The Play That Goes Wrong, the West End’s Olivier Award winning box office hit announces the full cast for its 2018 UK Tour. The touring cast presents: Jake Curran (Chris), Catherine Dryden (Annie), Bobby Hirston (Max), Benjamin McMahon (Dennis), Gabriel Paul (Trevor), Steven Rostance (Jonathan), Kazeem Tosin Amore (Robert), Elena Valentine (Sandra) with David Kristopher-Brown (Understudy), Laura White (Understudy), Liam Horrigan (Understudy) and Louisa Sexton (Understudy).
Following the critical success of their co-production of E.M.Forster’s The Machine Stops, Pilot Theatre will once again join forces with York Theatre Royal to premiere Tony-Award Nominee Bryony Lavery’s (Frozen, Stockholm and Beautiful Burnout) new adaptation of Graham Greene’s iconic 1938 novel of sin and redemption Brighton Rock.
Still Alice, The Girl on The Train and The Teletubbles top the bill at West Yorkshire Playhouse
Brand new stage adaptations of mega selling novels Still Alice and The Girl On the Train are the highlights of West Yorkshire Playhouse's Spring/Summer 2018 Season before they embark on a much needed redevelopment programme.
Beyond the Barricade continues to delight audiences throughout the UK and Europe with its exciting portrayal of the greatest songs in Musical Theatre. Recreating West End and Broadway hit songs with amazing authenticity, and performed by a cast of past principal performers from Les Misérables. All performed totally live at Preston’s Charter Theatre Friday 12th January at 7.30pm!
The cast and creative team has been announced for the World Premiere of The ToyBoy Diaries, the new British musical that is to be the first production staged in 2018 at the critically-acclaimed Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester.
Daniel Bye is on a roll at the moment with a national tour of his challenging show Instructions for a Border Crossing and now he’s back in Leeds with Tiny Heroes where he celebrates the small local acts of generosity and heroism performed every day by the city’s people.
We find that more and more pop stars and rock stars are launching musicals in most recent years; some good, some bad and some ugly; but now finally we may be about to have that great one we’ve been hankering for with the upcoming hugely anticipated debut musical from former frontman of The Police; Sting who is bringing his musical ‘The Last Ship’ to Salford next year.
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