Anything Goes

Filled with romance and glamour, Anything Goes sails back to the heady 1930s, where dreams were fervent, freedoms were fresh, and loves were many. The classic story of pursuant affection takes place aboard the SS American ocean liner, steaming across the Atlantic from New York to London. A melee of characters find themselves thrust together … More Anything Goes

Passion

This stirring tale of infatuation and obsession, is given sharp focus within Elin Steele’s stark set for Passion at the Hope Mill Theatre. In an intimate venue such as HMT, it is simplicity that enables Sondheim’s music to wrap itself around the audience in this stunning production. Draped white linen next to stiff moving panels … More Passion

Review: Funny Girl

Every now and then a show comes along which is a true gem. It makes you laugh, leads to rapturous applause at the end of every number, and results in a spontaneous standing ovation which I’ve not experienced for a very, very long time. Funny Girl is just such a show. After 7 months of … More Review: Funny Girl

Review: The Mousetrap

A classic taste of Great British Theatre, The Mousetrap is touring the 60th Anniversary production and I finally caught it at the Opera House Manchester. Knowing little about the plot but drawn to the romantic drama of Agatha Christie – helped by discovering one of her favourite haunts on a hike this weekend – I jumped … More Review: The Mousetrap

Review: Cats

I always find it difficult to write a review about an incredibly well-known play or musical. You’ve got decades of audiences behind you, years of criticism and praise, and a wealth of sing-a-longs that have undoubtedly filled your head before you even step foot inside the theatre. When something becomes iconic, it’s hard to see … More Review: Cats