Theatre Reviews

Review: The Wizard of Oz, Acton Amateur Operatic Society

Review: The Wizard of Oz, Acton Amateur Operatic Society

By Claire Faulkner
Acton Amateur Operatic Society delighted a packed audience at Crewe Lyceum with their latest production of The Wizard of Oz.

Directed by Caroline Coles, the production transported us from Crewe to The Emerald City.

October 11, 2018 0 comments Theatre Reviews, What's On & Reviews
Review: “A Bunch of Amateurs” by Nantwich Players

Review: “A Bunch of Amateurs” by Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
A Bunch of Amateurs written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman is the latest production presented by the Nantwich Players.

Directed by Michael Fair, this light-hearted comedy tells the story of a small community trying to save its theatre and the washed-up Hollywood star who is tricked into helping them.

Review: Awful Auntie at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Awful Auntie at Crewe Lyceum


Children of all ages flocked to Crewe Lyceum to see Birmingham Stage Company’s adaptation of Awful Auntie.

Fans of David Walliams’ books will know the story of Stella, a young girl left in the care of her Aunt Alberta following the suspicious death of her parents.

Review: Bobby Ball’s The Dressing Room at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Bobby Ball’s The Dressing Room at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Part play, part variety show The Dressing Room, written by Bobby Ball delighted the audience at the Crewe Lyceum on Saturday.

The show follows four comedians who meet behind stage before performing their routines at a club.

Review: Rhythm of The Dance at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Rhythm of The Dance at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
The National Dance Company of Ireland visited the Crewe Lyceum with their show Rhythm of The Dance.

A rich celebration of Irish history and culture, this show was every bit as good as I hoped it would be.

Review: Nantwich Players and their Ladies Day production

Review: Nantwich Players and their Ladies Day production

By Claire Faulkner
Nantwich Players’ Summer production is the delightfully funny Ladies Day, written by Amanda Whittingham and directed by Clare Hoy and Garth Jones.

Set in 2005 when Royal Ascot was staged at York, Ladies Day tells the story of four factory work colleagues and how a day at the races changes their lives forever.

Review: “Dan Snow” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: “Dan Snow” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
Rich with its own history and legends, the Crewe Lyceum theatre was the perfect setting for Dan Snow on his new tour ‘An Evening with The History Guy’.

The show was a celebration of history and throughout Dan chatted to the audience about his career, experiences, his love of history and why it matters so much.

Review: ‘Dinner’ by Nantwich Players in new studio space

Review: ‘Dinner’ by Nantwich Players in new studio space

By Claire Faulkner
Dinner, written by Moria Buffini, is the first production from the new studio space at Nantwich Players.

Paige has organised a dinner party to celebrate her husband’s new book.

Review: Nantwich Players’ production, The Thrill of Love

Review: Nantwich Players’ production, The Thrill of Love

REVIEW – by Claire Faulkner
Nantwich Player’s latest show The Thrill of Love retells the tragic and fascinating story of Ruth Ellis.

The facts are not in dispute. We know that she shot and murdered her lover David Blakeley.

Review: Noel Coward’s classic ‘Private Lives’ at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Noel Coward’s classic ‘Private Lives’ at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
As part of their UK and Ireland tour, London Classic Theatre presented Noël Coward’s Private Lives at Crewe Lyceum this week.

Famously written in just four days while recovering from illness, Coward’s incredible pace of writing is reflected in the witty, wicked and fast dialogue of the play.

Review: Curtain Call’s Disney concert “Wishes” at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Curtain Call’s Disney concert “Wishes” at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
I’ll admit that I’ve seen a few Disney films in my time.

Mostly from babysitting younger members of the family, which also means I’m familiar with a lot the songs.

Review: “Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em” at Crewe Lyceum

Review: “Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em” at Crewe Lyceum

Frank Spencer is a unique character in British comedy.

His calamitous capers, child-like innocence and unswerving loyalty to exasperated wife Betty endears him to all.

Review: Crewe Amateur Musicals Society’s ‘My Fair Lady’ at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Crewe Amateur Musicals Society’s ‘My Fair Lady’ at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Crewe Amateur Musicals Society presents My Fair Lady at the Lyceum this week.

This is such a well-known and loved musical, that I confess I felt nervous for the cast taking part.