Culture

13 October 2015

Hairspray, Liverpool Empire Theatre

Hairspray tells the story of Tracy Turnblad; a larger than life teen who loves to sing and dance. She has big dreams of becoming famous one day and won't let ...
7 October 2015

Puttin' on the Ritz, Liverpool Empire Theatre

Puttin' on the Ritz is a song that was originally written by Irving Berlin back in 1927. It now forms part of the musical repertoire in a song and dance ...
15 September 2015

The Sound of Music, Liverpool Empire Theatre

The Sound of Music is a hugely popular musical based on the memoirs of Maria Von Trapp's; The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. When it was adapted for the ...
9 September 2015

Exclusive interview with Lesley Joseph on Annie

Lesley Joseph is about to star as the infamous Miss Hannigan in Annie at the Manchester Opera House on 25th and 26th September. We caught up with her to find ...

23 April 2015

Zoe Lyons exclusive guest blog - making her way into the world of stand-up comedy

There is no defined clear career path for what I do. You have to grab the scythe of faith firmly by the handle and cut your own route. When I ...

21 April 2015

Dreamboats and Miniskirts, Palace Theatre, Manchester

Dreamboats and Miniskirts is inspired by 7 smash hit album Dreamboats and Petticoats. In 1963, Bobby and Laura's single is not doing as well as they had hoped while Norman ...

10 April 2015

Dirty Dancing, Liverpool Empire Theatre

I saw Dirty Dancing in London a couple of years ago, so was keen to find out how a smaller venue would handle the production last night at Liverpool Empire ...

8 April 2015

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon Easter review - Poisonous Pasts and Death By Chocolate

Venturing out to Blackpool on Easter Monday (April 6, 2015), my friend and I didn't know just what to expect when we entered The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, with a promise ...

31 March 2015

The King's Speech Review, Manchester Opera House

Having only seen the movie of The King's Speech, I was eager to find out how the stage production played out at Manchester Opera House last night. The play tells ...
25 March 2015

Calamity Jane, Palace Theatre, Manchester Review

It's been years since I saw an amateur production of Calamity Jane, so I was keen to see what the professionals had made of it at Manchester Palace Theatre last ...
24 March 2015

Jesus Christ Superstar, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Time Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar concentrates on the Gospel's accounts of Jesus' last week before his death. It begins with his arrival to Jerusalem accompanied by ...
23 March 2015

Choose who plays God in Monty Python's 2015 Spamalot tour

Monty Python's Spamalot is currently travelling across the county for six months and audiences can choose which of the celebrity Gods they would like to see at their local theatre. ...
18 March 2015

The Producers, Palace Theatre, Manchester

I have never seen the movie before so I was eager not to find anything out about The Producers before I went to see it last night at the Manchester ...
17 March 2015

Anything Goes, Liverpool Empire Theatre

It has been years since I saw an amateur production of this- so I was eager to see what it would be like when performed by the professionals at Liverpool ...
3 March 2015

Dead Simple, Manchester Opera House Review

Dead Simple is an adaptation of the hugely successful book by Peter James that has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. Michael Harrison has it all on paper- a prospering ...

25 February 2015

Mamma Mia! Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

I love the movie, so I was delighted to get asked to see Mamma Mia! last night at Liverpool Empire Theatre. Sophie lives with her mother in Greece and is ...

11 February 2015

Top Hat, Manchester Opera House Review

American dancer and star of the show Jerry Travers arrives in London with his rich producer Horace Hardwick ready for his performance. While practicing his dance routine in the hotel, ...

28 January 2015

Edward Scissorhands, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

Of all the film to play adaptations, Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands seemed like an obscure choice, but it’s made for the stage just as much as it is for the ...

17 December 2014

Aladdin, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

I have not been to a pantomime since I was very little so I didn’t know how I would react as a grown adult to Aladdin last night at the ...
3 December 2014

Saturday Night Fever, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

Saturday Night Fever is set in 1979 in Brooklyn, New York and tells the story of Tony Manero, a 19 year old guy with a job in a hardware store ...
1 December 2014

The War of the Worlds, Liverpool Echo Arena Review

After a very successful tour back in 2012, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds returns to Liverpool Echo Arena with an all star cast for the sixth ...
28 November 2014

Annie, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

Annie is a musical based on the strip cartoon ‘Little Orphan Annie’ which dates back to 1924, published in the New York News. It was almost immediately picked up by ...
25 November 2014

Exclusive interview with Carl Pappenheim on Spineless Classics

Spineless Classics take your most beloved books and turn them into a poster size, featuring all the words of the novel on one page around an image that is synonymous ...

21 November 2014

Swan Lake, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

Swan Lake is something I have only caught snippets of on the TV or in films like Black Swan, so I was eager to watch the full length ballet in ...
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