Hairspray Review – The Regent Theatre

Hairspray at The Regent, Hanley – It’s magic gains a hold on you. Hairspray is glittery and it’s bouffant. Feel-good musical numbers neatly segue into song and dance routines, and then without missing a beat turn into Motown and Blues. It’s a musical tour de force through the changing cultural landscape of the late ‘50s […]

Table at the New Vic – Review

Have you ever inherited a heirloom which has been passed down through the generations of your family? And if you have, have you ever wondered what stories that piece of jewellery, painting or even dinner set has been a part of, and asked how your great-great-great-great grandparents lived hundreds of years ago? Table, at the […]

Thoroughly Modern Millie Review – The Regent Theatre

Following your dreams can have it’s ups and downs. Leaving your home town to go in search of that career you’ve only before imagined, or that husband, or wife, you have only dreamt about is a big decision. In Thoroughly Modern Millie – at The Regent theatre until Saturday May 26 – Hayley Tamaddon explores […]

Whisky Galore Review at the New Vic

An extraordinary wartime story once emerged from the Outer Hebrides concerning a ship that foundered in rough seas on rocks off Eriskay and dumping its cargo of 264,000 bottles of Scotch Whisky into the sea. This was a true story and one which Compton Mackenzie based his 1947 novel on – which in turn created […]

Educating Rita at the New Vic Theatre Review

Growing up, learning and finding your own personal niche in life is never easy. Often the sense of alienation can fall upon us all at some point whilst merging from child to adult, from student to employment and searching for that place where we belong, where we are home. And sometimes it’s only when we […]

Votes For Women

It was apparently once said that it was a great mistake in allowing women to talk, and it is a fact that women in the UK were not allowed to vote until 1918. The right to vote came about after a lengthy and determined campaign led by the suffragettes who lobbied and held protests to […]


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