Reviews

Motown the Musical Review

Motown the Musical at The Regent Motown the Musical is an on-the-record account of the meteoric rise, and then fall, of one of the world’s most iconic music labels. Naturally its story is told through the songs which led to its chart-topping success, and this is an all-singing and all-dancing production. There is however enough […]

Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis Review

Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis at the New Vic Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis will have you captivated from the moment this fabulous play starts. This play isn’t directly focused on the legendary Elvis, but more so on the transformation of the characters within. Josie is a dominatrix who runs her business from […]

Intemperance Review

Intemperance at the New Vic will pull on the heart strings, and it will make you laugh in what is a serious, thought-provoking production directed by Zoe Waterman. Set in 1854 Liverpool, social inequality is as rife as the alcohol intake of a family who moved to make a better life for themselves. Unfortunately for […]

The Lady Vanishes Review

The Lady Vanishes at The Regent  The Lady Vanishes is a drama which is set on a train and becomes a mystery trip involving the disappearance of a tea-loving old lady. It’s also a nostalgic journey back to the build-up of the Second World War, and a comedy jaunt involving a very British pair of […]

War Horse Review

War Horse is without doubt a show which will pull on your heart strings and leave you mesmerised by the spectacular production delivered at The Regent. As soon as the show starts a combination of special affects, compelling songs and clearly crafted puppets set the scenes of a community bracing themselves for an upcoming war. […]

The 39 Steps Review

The 39 Steps at the New Vic has more pace and energy than you could imagine for a genius play in the round. With four actors playing more than 120 characters, this adaptation directed by Theresa Heskins, has you captivated from the start. First published in 1915, John Buchan’s The Thirty-Nine Steps was the first of five […]

Rock of Ages – The Regent

Rock of Ages at The Regent is big, brash, camp and outrageous. Set in the 1980s, this is a mix-tape of a musical with belting tunes that most of us had forgotten we knew. Boy meets girl, boy loses girl and really the story is there as a hook for the music. The audience didn’t […]

Much Ado About Nothing – New Vic

Much Ado About Nothing at the New Vic Theatre is a delightful take on Shakespeare’s romantic comedy. Co-produced by the New Vic and Northern Broadsides, the theatre in the round is transported back to the end of World War II with a 15-strong cast who all deliver in a delectable manner. Set against the backdrop […]

Kinky Boots Review – The Regent

Kinky Boots at The Regent is truly sensational! The multi-award winning show brings all its glitz and glamour to Stoke-on-Trent with a bang, captivating the audience right from the start. After inheriting the family business, Charlie (Joel Harper-Jackson) starts on a new journey he, himself would never of imagined. A chance meeting with the delectable...
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