Theatre Reviews

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.

Review: Nantwich Players Youth Theatre’s Animal Farm

Review: Nantwich Players Youth Theatre’s Animal Farm

Claire Faulkner
Directed by Kirsty Thew and Tom Morley, Nantwich Players Youth Theatre presents George Orwell’s Animal Farm this week.

Full of corruption, power struggles and political themes, it tells the bleak and sometimes brutal story of how a group of neglected farm animals unite in revolution against man.

Review: Curtain Call Youth’s ‘Bugsy Malone’ at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Curtain Call Youth’s ‘Bugsy Malone’ at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Curtain Call Youth were back at Crewe Lyceum this week with their production of Bugsy Malone.

The company, which had a cast of more than 50 young actors (and lots of custard pies), was directed and choreographed by Joel Montague and they delivered an outstanding and entertaining show.

Review: Shavington Village Festival’s ‘Aladdin’ at Shavington Academy

Review: Shavington Village Festival’s ‘Aladdin’ at Shavington Academy

By Claire Faulkner
Shavington Village Festival Committee are delighting audiences this week by presenting their 40th consecutive pantomime, Aladdin.

Written by Bradford and Webster and directed by Rachel Hadzik-Chesters, this feel-good traditional panto was great entertainment and enjoyed by everyone who saw it on opening night.

February 22, 2018 0 comments Theatre Reviews, What's On & Reviews
Review: Brine Leas “High School Musical” at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Brine Leas “High School Musical” at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Students from Brine Leas School took to the stage at The Lyceum this week with their production of High School Musical.

More than 100 students from years 7 to 12 took part on stage, in the band and as back stage crew.

Review: Nantwich Players’ latest production, Colder Than Here

Review: Nantwich Players’ latest production, Colder Than Here

By Claire Faulkner
Nantwich Players latest production is a wonderful poignant story of love, loss and family relationships.

Colder Than Here, written by Laura Wade and directed by John Mckay, tells the story of one family trying to come to terms with, and understand why Myra, who is suffering from terminal cancer wants to plan her own funeral.

February 10, 2018 0 comments Theatre Reviews, What's On & Reviews
Review: Cannon and Ball return is massive hit at Crewe Lyceum panto

Review: Cannon and Ball return is massive hit at Crewe Lyceum panto

By Claire Faulkner
Comedy legends Cannon and Ball have returned to Crewe Lyceum in this year’s pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – and what a fantastic return it was.

Review: Holly at Christmas, Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: Holly at Christmas, Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
The audience at Crewe Lyceum definitely had their dancing shoes on and rocked the night away when Buddy Holly and The Cricketers performed their show Holly at Christmas.

Opening with ‘That’ll be The Day’, the show went on to feature all of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits.

REVIEW: “White Christmas” by Curtain Call, Crewe Lyceum

REVIEW: “White Christmas” by Curtain Call, Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Local theatre company Curtain Call is getting in the festive spirit this week with its production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at Crewe Lyceum.

Directed by Joel Montague, this feel-good show is full of wonderful singing, exceptional choreography and has an amazing live orchestra.

Review: Dirty Dusting at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: Dirty Dusting at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
Crissy Rock, Leah Bell and Dolores Porretta took the Lyceum by storm when the comedy Dirty Dusting came to Crewe.

Playing three cleaners who face redundancy, they decide to seek revenge on their boss and hopefully make some money in the process, by running a sex chat line from the office over the weekend.

October 28, 2017 0 comments Theatre Reviews, What's On & Reviews