Tucked behind the shadows of Rainhill village, you will find the unassuming building that is Rainhill Village Hall. Existing to host local events, classes and meetings, it is home to Rainhill Musical Theatre Company (RMTC). What the building lacks in contemporary décor, it makes up for in heart and warmth which was noteworthy when North West End met up with RMTC ahead of their next production – Aladdin.
It’s been a good year in Yorkshire as the Playhouse has had a solid year putting on some top quality shows, including Nick Ahad’s moving Partition in collaboration with BBC Leeds, and the Grand has continued to play host to top quality touring productions straight from the West End with production values to match.
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.
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.
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.
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