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Astley’s Astounding Adventures at the New Vic

A revival of Astley’s astounding adventures is a stroke of genius as the 2018 New Vic hit graces the theatre in the round once again!
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The Card Review

The Card is at the New Vic Theatre until Saturday 10 June 2023. Read our Review here.
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Heathers The Musical at The Regent Review

Heathers the Musical has finally hit Stoke-on-Trent! Review by Mel Osborne 5 STARS For those unfamiliar with the 1988 film its based on, it is known as being the Mean Girls of the 80s... The original film starring Winona Ryder and Christian…
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ATLAS TO RECOVERY exhibition with B Arts

An invite to B arts is never one to be missed and their latest exhibition - ATLAS TO RECOVERY - is definitely one NOT to miss out on - writes Mel Osborne B arts, the community arts organisation based in Stoke has gained a reputation for the…
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Bouncers at the New Vic Review

John Godber’s awarding winning play ‘Bouncers’ is back doing the rounds and is manning the stage at the New Vic. Review by Mel Osborne 5 stars This show first premiered in 1977 at the Edinburgh festival and has been one of the most performed…
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Quality Street at the New Vic Review

Northern Broadsides are no strangers to the New Vic theatre, so it is great to see them back with their latest production, Quality Street. Review by Mel Osborne Originally planned to play before Covid this long awaited show was written by…
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International Women’s Day – REVIEW

@ BabaBaboon we publish many reviews...reviews from theatre & entertainment & sometimes other businesses too! Today this review is a little different and is a little blog about International Women’s Day 2023 - by our Founder &…
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Shawshank Redemption REVIEW

Fans of crime drama will be in for a treat as The Regent theatre welcomes the epic Shawshank Redemption to Stoke-on-Trent - Review by Mel Osborne Based on the 1994 hit film, inspired by a short novel by Stephen King, the show stars Joe Absolom…
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Ladies Day at the New Vic Review

Horseracing at the theatre? Why not… Ladies Day Review by BabaBaboon Editor - Sonya Farrall As an avid Horseracing fan, and having spent a large part of my career in the Horseracing/media world it was an absolute joy to attend press night…
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The Lost Post Office by B Arts – REVIEW

If you are looking for an affordable festive treat for the children this Christmas look no further then B-Arts in Stoke for their adorable show, “The Lost Post Office“ - says Baba's Reviewer MEL OSBORNE The show is an immersive theatre…
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Alice in Wonderland Review

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a festive visit to the New Vic Theatre and this year’s winter production is as magical as ever. Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is full of surprises in this perfectly adapted play by Theresa Heskins. Alice…
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Are you ready for a new Creative Hub with endless possibilities…?

What would you say if someone were to tell you Stoke-on-Trent could be the epicentre for a creative hub... A hub which is set to not only provide numerous employment opportunities, but the chance for collaboration between multi-media businesses…