Theatre Reviews

Review: Nantwich Players’ opening night of ‘Blood Brothers’

Review: Nantwich Players’ opening night of ‘Blood Brothers’

By Claire Faulkner Nantwich Players Youth Theatre’s latest production ‘Blood Brothers’ tackles social and political differences between twins separated at birth. True to the original play, written by Willy Russell, the cast delivered a powerful, emotional and thought provoking performance.

March 28, 2012 0 comments Latest, Reviews, Theatre Reviews
Review: Malbank School performs ‘Stags and Hens’

Review: Malbank School performs ‘Stags and Hens’

By Claire Faulkner Students at Malbank School in Nantwich have worked incredibly hard over the last few months to produce and perform ‘Stags and Hens’. A sell out on the first night, the entire cast and crew should be proud of their performance and achievement.

Review: ‘Sweet Charity’ by Crewe Amateur Musicals Society, Lyceum

Review: ‘Sweet Charity’ by Crewe Amateur Musicals Society, Lyceum

Crewe Amateur Musicals Society brought the swinging 60’s back to The Lyceum this week  with their production of ‘Sweet Charity’, writes Claire Faulkner. Directed by Fiona O’Connor, this musical was packed full of fun with great dance routines and live music.

March 22, 2012 1 comment Music Reviews, News, Reviews, Theatre Reviews
Review: Moscow State Circus at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Moscow State Circus at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner I  can’t remember the last time I went to a circus, and what few memories I do have include the ring-master with his top hat and being scared by the clown. So when The Moscow State Circus came to Crewe this week, I decided to go along and see how things had changed.

Review: “Haunted” at the Lyceum in Crewe

Review: “Haunted” at the Lyceum in Crewe

Can anyone really get away with murder? ‘Haunted’, a new play written by Ron Aldridge, examines the consequences of love, betrayal and untimely death, writes Claire Faulkner.

March 8, 2012 0 comments Reviews, Theatre Reviews
REVIEW: Shavington Panto’s Little Red Riding Hood

REVIEW: Shavington Panto’s Little Red Riding Hood

Shavington Village Festival Committee chose Valentine’s Day to launch their 34th pantomime Little Red Riding Hood at Shavington High School, writes Sarah Egerton. Penned by Norman Robbins, the five-day performance saw wolf Lupus Rex return to pursue Little Red Riding Hood, thankfully protected by a Fairy who has warned off the evil wolf.

February 20, 2012 0 comments Latest, Reviews, Theatre Reviews
REVIEW: The Merry Widow opera, at Crewe Lyceum

REVIEW: The Merry Widow opera, at Crewe Lyceum

Theatre-goers were given a real treat when they watched the “The Merry Widow” at Crewe’s Lyceum, writes Claire Faulkner. I love the magic and illusion that a trip to the theatre brings, and I’ll be honest, opera wouldn’t normally be the first thing I would decide to go and see at the Lyceum.

February 14, 2012 0 comments Reviews, Theatre Reviews
REVIEW: Nantwich Players latest show “The 39 Steps”

REVIEW: Nantwich Players latest show “The 39 Steps”

The opening night of Nantwich Players’ latest production “The 39 Steps” lived up to its sell-out billing, writes Jonathan White. The classic spy adventure novel, written by John Buchan, has been adapted for stage by Patrick Barlow who based his play on Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1935 film.

February 10, 2012 0 comments Latest, Reviews, Theatre Reviews
REVIEW: King’s Grove School’s ‘Evita’ at Lyceum in Crewe

REVIEW: King’s Grove School’s ‘Evita’ at Lyceum in Crewe

King’s Grove School presented ‘Evita’ at the Lyceum Theatre this week, writes Claire Faulkner. The opening numbers were amazing and the production continued to give the audience strong performances one after the other throughout the evening.

February 3, 2012 0 comments Latest, News, Reviews, Theatre Reviews
REVIEW: Richmond Village Panto stages “Wizard of Oz” panto

REVIEW: Richmond Village Panto stages “Wizard of Oz” panto

Residents with their friends and family were entertained at Richmond Village Nantwich by a traditional pantomine, writes Claire Faulkner. Directed by Fred Allman, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ was performed by staff and volunteers who gave up their free time to produce, direct and star in a brilliantly written and well presented show.

REVIEW: Snow White panto season a hit at Crewe Lyceum

REVIEW: Snow White panto season a hit at Crewe Lyceum

Panto season is well and truly in full swing at The Lyceum in Crewe, writes Claire Faulkner. ‘Snow White’ gives the audience everything that a well loved traditional pantomime has to offer.

December 10, 2011 0 comments Latest, Reviews, Theatre Reviews
Nantwich Players launch latest show ‘The Railway Children’

Nantwich Players launch latest show ‘The Railway Children’

Nantwich Players present their latest production this week ‘The Railway Children’, writes Claire Faulkner. Directed by John Powell, the production is a play for the entire family to enjoy.

REVIEW: Crowds thrilled at Centenary Celebration, Crewe Lyceum

REVIEW: Crowds thrilled at Centenary Celebration, Crewe Lyceum

People flocked into The Lyceum to support the Centenary Celebration Show in aid of the Christie Hospital, writes Claire Faulkner. Compere Stu Francis led the audience through a wonderful variety show of local talent at last night’s show (November 20).

November 21, 2011 0 comments Music Reviews, Reviews, Theatre Reviews