I was delighted to have the privilege of attending the word premier of “The Jury” a new musical which debuted tonight in The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn. The mysterious concept of the “The Jury” storyline which was advertised did not fit into the category of ‘musical’ in my head however this production proved that anything is possible as they have pulled off a very interesting and new collaboration of music, movement and drama.
Flat Pack Music present a highly entertaining performance in English of Puccini’s famous four-act opera with this intense and moving production from Musical Director Tom Newall and Director Emily Howard.
Cirque Berserk is a circus production adapted and perfected for the suitability of the stage and its theatre goers. Like me, you may think this indicates a slightly toned down version of what you can experience in a conventional ‘big top’ venue, rest assured I was much mistaken and you would be too.
Opening the 2018 Summer season at Storyhouse is the Sondheim musical A Little Night Music. A story of love, affairs, comedy and regret.
The simple set is transformed from scene to scene using great lighting, designed by Chris Davey, a few pieces of furniture and a rostrum to add another level to the stage.
Oh dear, as someone who has absolutely no interest in Monty Python having only briefly seen clips on TV and decided that it was not for me, it was with some lack of enthusiasm that I took my seat at this evening. Not all will be lost though, for my husband accompanying me, this is right up his street, so I will be gracious and allow him this one indulgence.
Theatr Clwyd and Guild of Misrule bring the classic The Great Gatsby to the Dolphin Hotel in Mold, prior to refurbishment.
The Great Gatsby is an immersive experience and it really does have to be experienced to be believed. You are not just an audience, you are involved and included and become part of the story.
With 2018 marking the centenary of the end of World War One it seems apt that theatre goers are given an insight of the hardships and life experienced in those difficult times for both soldiers and families alike. Entering its fourth and final tour, Rachel Wagstaff’s latest stage adaptation of the novel Birdsong, written by Sebastian Faulks, delivers just that, transporting us back to those days set in 1916-1918.
A production based on a National Treasure could alas, end up bland, perhaps boring. After all, nobody ever had a bad word to say about the Liverpudlian superstar, apart from a vituperative Lily Savage, who would virtually spit her name out. But just shows, whether in on the joke or not, Paul O'Grady's friend Cilla was a remarkable woman.
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