Theatre

23 March 2016

Impossible review, Palace Theatre Manchester

Magicians, illusionists and the like have really had to up their game in recent years. Audiences still enjoy seeing a woman sawn in half and will always marvel at the ...
22 March 2016

Chicago review, Opera House Manchester

Glam, jazz and razzmatazz rocked the Opera House in Manchester last night (March 21), as Chicago opened in the city with an all-star cast that never once failed to impress. ...
18 March 2016

Guys and Dolls, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

Guys and Dolls tells the tale of a group New York City small time gamblers. It follows two love stories- one of Miss Adelaide and Nathan Detroit who have been ...
18 March 2016

Ferne McCann to star in Gatsby the musical

Ferne McCann is set to star in a musical. The 25-year-old star has secured the role of naughty Myrtle Wilson in the sing-a-long production 'Gatsby' - the musical version of ...
16 March 2016

Exclusive interview with Tabitha Mortiboy on Beacons

Tabitha Mortiboy's Beacons will have its world premiere on the Park Theatre, running from 22nd March- 16th April. We talked with her about how the concept went from page to ...

16 March 2016

Exclusive interview with Emily Burnett on Beacons

Emily Burnett will appear in the world premiere of Tabitha Mortiboy's Beacons at the Park Theatre from 22nd March to 16th April. We caught up with her to talk about ...

15 March 2016

Footloose review, Palace Theatre Manchester

As one of the big classic movies of the 80s, people give me an odd look when I tell them I've never seen Footloose. It's almost something I have to ...
8 March 2016

Cirque Berserk review, Palace Theatre Manchester

"Let's all go Berserkus!" is the tagline for Cirque Berserk, an intriguing collection of unique acts from across the globe that come together and form a two hour stage show ...

24 February 2016

Tamzin Outhwaite Celebrates 1st birthday of Beautiful - the Carole King Musical

Tamzin Outhwaite and Linda Robson were among the stars who celebrated the first birthday of 'Beautiful - The Carole King Musical' at the Aldwych Theatre last night (23.02.16). The former 'EastEnders' ...
24 February 2016

Goodnight Mister Tom review, Opera House Manchester

Goodnight Mister Tom is a story close to my heart. It's one I've known since I was a young boy, when I saw John Thaw and Nick Robinson in the ...

23 February 2016

Avenue Q, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

As we sat down to watch Avenue Q at Liverpool Empire Theatre last night, my mother in law turned to me and asked 'why are there not more kids when ...
18 February 2016

How I Became a Puppet Builder by Paul Jomain

I do consider myself very lucky to be doing the job that I do. I'm now in my 24th year of work and I enjoy every minute. I am of ...

18 February 2016

Interview with Nigel Plaskitt on Avenue Q

The Master Puppeteers Just when you thought puppets couldn't get any more streetwise than the Muppets, along came Avenue Q to take manually operated puppetry onto a new level of ...

17 February 2016

Interview with Tommy Steele on The Glenn Miller Story

Following a triumphant 11 week tour which opened in August 2015, spectacular show The Glenn Miller Story will play at the Liverpool Empire from 1st to 5th March 2016. This ...

17 February 2016

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty review, Liverpool Empire Theatre

There have been many versions of Sleeping Beauty throughout our history; from the earliest version Perceforest from 1528, the Brother's Grimm fairy tale in 1697, to Disney's 1959 animated movie. ...
4 February 2016

Shrek the Musical review, The Lowry Theatre Manchester

As scores of excited children, parents and journalists swarmed into The Lowry in Manchester last night (February 3), the excitement in the air was palpable. I must admit, Shrek is ...

3 February 2016

CATS the Musical review, Opera House Manchester

Cats are interesting creatures. Some are cute and cuddly, many are manipulative and eager to cause mischief. Videos are all over the internet of the antics they get up to ...
2 February 2016

The Rocky Horror Show, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

The Rocky Horror Show is both a stage show and film which began its life in theatres in 1973 before it was made into a movie in 1975. It quickly ...
28 January 2016

Mary Poppins review, Palace Theatre Manchester

Confession time: I've never sat through the entire Mary Poppins movie in one sitting. It's never really appealed to me and for whatever reason it wasn't one that caught my ...

26 January 2016

Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Liverpool Empire Theatre

Priscilla Queen of the Desert tells the story of two drag queens (Tick and Adam) and one transgender woman (Bernadette) who journey across the Australian outback from Sydney to Alice ...
19 January 2016

Thriller Live review, Opera House Manchester

Thriller Live has the perfect tools to create one of the best shows to ever come to the West End. Taking from the King of Pop's huge catalogue of music ...
17 December 2015

The Sound of Music review, The Lowry Theatre Manchester

The Sound of Music has always been one of my favourite movies. Up until recently, I had always thought the movie to be the original source material for the on-stage ...
10 December 2015

The Bodyguard review, Palace Theatre Manchester

Alexandra Burke, winner of The X Factor, number one selling record artist and now leading star of The Bodyguard. And guess what? She's never looked more alive on stage. Opening ...
27 November 2015

Shrek The Musical, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

I really didn't know what to expect when I found out I would be seeing Shrek The Musical at the Liverpool Empire Theatre last night. If someone had asked me ...
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