Theatre Reviews

Review: ‘Communicating Doors’ by Nantwich Players

Review: ‘Communicating Doors’ by Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Simon Porter is on at The Nantwich Players this week.

It’s a comedy, time-warp thriller where good overcomes evil, and it’s very, very funny.

Review: ‘Strictly Murder’ mystery performed at Crewe Lyceum

Review: ‘Strictly Murder’ mystery performed at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Full of intrigue, secrets and suspense ‘Strictly Murder’ is a traditional mystery gripping audiences at The Lyceum this week.

Written by Brian Clemens and directed by Samuel Clemens, ‘Strictly Murder’ is definitely a play which keeps you guessing until the very end.

Review: Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, Crewe Lyceum

Review: Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Fans of ’60s music weren’t disappointed when Brian Poole and The Tremeloes took to the stage at The Lyceum Theatre in Crewe.

Proving that age really doesn’t matter when it comes to rock and roll, Brian, Chip Hawkes and Dave Munden had the audience up dancing to classics such as ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘Suddenly You Love Me’ and ‘(Call Me) Number One’.

Review: Curtain Call Productions ‘Spamalot’, Crewe Lyceum

Review: Curtain Call Productions ‘Spamalot’, Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Curtain Call Productions did not disappoint with their production of Monty Python’s Spamalot at Crewe Lyceum.

Directed by Joel Montague, it was a truly marvellous show and a superb way to spend a Saturday night.

Review: First Hippo on The Moon, Crewe Lyceum

Review: First Hippo on The Moon, Crewe Lyceum

Written by David Walliams and produced by Les Petits Theatre Company, ‘The First Hippo on The Moon’ delighted its young audience at Crewe Lyceum.

The hour-long show is designed for fans of the picture book and tells the story of Sheila, a hippo with big dreams about going to the moon.

Review: Musical “That’ll Be The Day” at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Musical “That’ll Be The Day” at Crewe Lyceum

It’s fair to say ‘That’ll be The Day’ is an extraordinary and impressive show, and fans were not disappointed at The Lyceum in Crewe.

This nostalgic musical and comedy production has been touring for more than 30 years.

Review: Nantwich Players and ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’

Review: Nantwich Players and ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’

By Claire Faulkner
The latest production by Nantwich Players is a wonderful spoof of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic, ‘The Hound of The Baskervilles’.

Adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson, and directed by Chris Ridge, the cast of three actors perform up to a dozen characters in this fast moving comedy.

February 11, 2017 0 comments Theatre Reviews, What's On & Reviews
Review: Simon and Garfunkel Story, Crewe Lyceum

Review: Simon and Garfunkel Story, Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Fans were treated to an exceptional evening of live music, as ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ retuned to Crewe Lyceum.

Sam O’Hanlon as Paul Simon and Charles Blyth as Art Garfunkel were truly amazing.

Review: Seriously Dead at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: Seriously Dead at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
When the world is grey and miserable, theatre should make you smile and laughter is definitely good for the soul.

I can safely say that most of the audience left the The Lyceum still laughing after watching ‘Seriously Dead’.

February 4, 2017 0 comments Theatre Reviews, What's On & Reviews
Review: Evita, at Regent Theatre in Hanley

Review: Evita, at Regent Theatre in Hanley

By Kirsty Rollings
Evita arrived at The Regent Theatre in Hanley this week, alongside more than 1,000 people from across the region.

And it was a superb performance from start to finish.

February 3, 2017 0 comments Theatre Reviews, What's On & Reviews
Review: Panto season starts in style with Aladdin at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Panto season starts in style with Aladdin at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Panto season kicked off to a magical start with Aladdin at The Lyceum Theatre on Saturday night.

Comedy legends Cannon and Ball starred alongside Sid Sloane for a wonderful evening of family entertainment and festive fun.

Review: Nantwich Players Christmas production, Breezeblock Park

Review: Nantwich Players Christmas production, Breezeblock Park

Nantwich Players Christmas production this year is the festive comedy ‘Breezeblock Park’, writes Claire Faulkner.

Written by Willy Russell and directed by Peter Nawn, Breezeblock Park tells the story of a normal 1970s family Christmas on a Liverpool council estate.

Review: The Buddy Holly Story, Crewe Lyceum

Review: The Buddy Holly Story, Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
The award-winning show ‘Buddy : The Buddy Holly Story’ left the audience at The Lyceum dancing in the aisles.

The jukebox musical is beautifully staged and very entertaining.

November 18, 2016 0 comments Theatre Reviews, What's On & Reviews