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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Rain Man 11.03.19

Rain Man – The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry  Director: Jonathan O Boyle  Writer:  Dan Gordon  Original Screenplay by: Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow  Originally reviewed on behalf of Reviews Hub. Back in 1988 Barry Levinson directed the hugely commercial and critically successful film Rain Man. The film was a vehicle for Hollywood heavyweights Dustin Hoffman […]

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The Turk. 26.1.19

The Turk: The Studio, the Lowry⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Director: Sylvia Vickers Writer: Michael Sabbaton Reviewed for The Reviews Hub. It’s hard to see what relevance a true tale some 250 years old about an incredible ‘thinking machine’ has today . The Turk director Sylvia Vickers and actor/writer Michael Sabbaton have crafted a story of mystery, madness and […]

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Rocky Horror Show 10.01.19

  Rocky Horror Show – Manchester Opera House ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Writer: Richard O’ Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewed for The Reviews Hub The Time Warp has been a firm favourite at social clubs, school discos and family gatherings for an age. Regardless if it’s the original or the 1987 cover version by Damian, it is always […]

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