Murder Ballads. 31.10.19

Murder Ballads, Waterside  Arts Centre. Writer: Gerry Smyth Director: Ellie Hurt Adapted from the Murder Ballads by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Reviewed on behalf of The Reviews Hub 4 stars After a very successful run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Sale hosts Murder Ballads, rather appropriately, on All Hallows Eve. According to one internet […]

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Curtains 9.10.19

Curtains – The Palace Theatre Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Book: Rupert Holmes Director: Paul Foster Originally reviewed on behalf of Opening Night. We’ve all heard of opening night disasters when it comes to the theatre, from forgotten lines to sickly cast members, I’m sure actors and directors will have their fair share of […]

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Adrena, Adrena and The Others

Adrena, Adrena, and the Others – The Lowry Quays Theatre. Adrena, Adrena: Daisy Dickinson and E-da Kazuhisa The Others: Samuel Kerridge, Taylor Burch, and Daisy Dickinson Reviewed 29th September on behalf of Reviews Hub Reviewer: Matthew Forrest 3 stars Two elements of early cinema were on display at the Quays Theatre this evening: the first […]

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Under Three Moons. 26.9.19

Under Three Moons – The Studio, The Lowry Director: Adam Quayle Writer: Daniel Kanaber 5 stars! Theatre company Box of Tricks have earned quite the reputation for putting on productions with a heartbeat and, more importantly, a soul. Real stories about real people, which seem to tap into our conscience. New Production from writer Daniel […]

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Motown the musical 19.9.19

Motown: The Musical – Empire Theatre, Liverpool Book: Berry Gordy Music and Lyrics: The Legendary Motown Catalogue Director: Charles Randolph-Wright Musical Supervision & Arrangements: Ethan Popp. Originally reviewed on behalf of Reviews Hub If you can cherry pick from a back catalogue of one of the most successful record labels in popular music, a label […]

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Mythos:Men 31/9/19

Written on behalf of Reviews Hub. Mythos – Men: The Lowry Lyric, Lyric Theatre Writer and Performer: Stephen Fry Director: Tim Carroll There are certain actors, performers and comics who you would pay good money to see even if they were reading the Yellow Pages; Richard Burton, Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry would all […]

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Jerry Springer The Opera – 11.8.19

Jerry Springer The Opera – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester Composer, Lyricist, Book: Richard Thomas Additional Lyrics & Book: Stewart Lee Director: James Baker Written on behalf of Reviews Hub 5 stars Talk about making a statement and putting yourself on the map! That’s precisely what Northern Ricochet have gone and done with their inarguable production. […]

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Little Miss Sunshine 29.5.19

Based on the Oscar-winning film of the same title, Little Miss Sunshine has been given the musical treatment and the result will undoubtedly be warming audience’s hearts on its UK tour. The musical is written by Tony Award-winning team James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) and William Finn (Falsettos, 25thAnnual Putnam County […]

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The King and I – 8.5.19

The King and I – Manchester Opera House Book: Oscar Hammerstein II Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Director: Bartlett Sher Original novel Anna and the King of Siam: Margaret Landon As soon as the steamer glides onto the stage, you hear the opening note of I Whistle A Happy Tune and you know […]

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