Theatre Reviews

Review: Ada, by Platform Theatre at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Ada, by Platform Theatre at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Platform Theatre premiered their new show Ada this week at the Lyceum Studio.

June 15, 2019
Review: “Orpheus” at Crewe Lyceum Studio

Review: “Orpheus” at Crewe Lyceum Studio

By Claire Faulkner
The audience at The Crewe Lyceum Studio were treated to a new interpretation of an old tale.

Orpheus, written by Alexander Wright, with music by Phil Grainger, is a story about life, love and loss.

June 2, 2019
Review: “The River” by Nantwich Players

Review: “The River” by Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
The River by Jez Butterworth is the final production this season from the Nantwich Players Studio.

Often described as a poignant non-linear psychodrama, this performance was expertly staged, and I enjoyed watching it very much.

May 31, 2019
Review: The Ballroom Boys, Crewe Lyceum

Review: The Ballroom Boys, Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Strictly fans were in for a treat when Ian Waite and Vincent Simone visited Crewe Lyceum with their new show The Ballroom Boys.

The packed audience was treated to a variety show, full of fabulous dances, music and entertainment.

May 20, 2019
Picture of Dorian Gray

Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
A new and bold production of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray is playing at the Lyceum this week.

Adapted and directed by Séan Aydon, this beautifully staged production by Tilted Wig is atmospheric, dark and deeply thought provoking.

May 15, 2019
Review: The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Nantwich Players

Review: The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh is the latest production from The Nantwich Players.

Directed by Peter Nawn, this dark and sometimes sinister play tells the story of a Maureen.

May 11, 2019
Review: Mindgame at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: Mindgame at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
Thrillers make excellent theatre. Don’t believe me?

Go along and see Mindgame at The Lyceum this week and find out for yourself.

April 25, 2019
Review: Jesus Christ Superstar, by Crewe Amateur Musicals Society

Review: Jesus Christ Superstar, by Crewe Amateur Musicals Society

By Claire Faulkner
Crewe Amateur Musicals Society opened their latest production of Jesus Christ Superstar at The Lyceum on Wednesday night.

Directed by Sean Johnson-Hargreaves, this contemporary version of the popular rock opera which tells the story of the last few days in the life of Jesus, captivated the audience throughout.

April 11, 2019
Review: Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, Crewe Lyceum

Review: Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Agatha Christie fans won’t be disappointed with the latest production to be shown at The Lyceum this week.

The Mousetrap has been running in London since 1952.

April 2, 2019
Review: Nantwich Players star amid first Cheshire Drama Festival

Review: Nantwich Players star amid first Cheshire Drama Festival

By Claire Faulkner
The 1st Cheshire Drama Festival took place this weekend at Nantwich Players Theatre.

The festival for one-act plays is a new preliminary round of the All England Theatre Festival.

April 1, 2019
Review: SparkPlug, by Box of Tricks at Crewe Lyceum

Review: SparkPlug, by Box of Tricks at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
A new play inspired by autobiographical events is the latest production to be shown in the Studio space at Crewe Lyceum.

Presented by Box of Tricks, SparkPlug is a beautiful and unique piece of theatre which tells the story of David, a young boy growing up during the 1980s in Manchester.

March 30, 2019
Review: Nantwich Players Youth Theatre, “The Crucible”

Review: Nantwich Players Youth Theatre, “The Crucible”

By Claire Faulkner
This season, The Nantwich Players Youth Theatre presents The Crucible.

Written by Arthur Miller, the play tells the story of the Salem witch trials, that took place in Massachusetts in the 17th century.

March 21, 2019
Review: “Choreocracy” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: “Choreocracy” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
One of the things I always do at the theatre is to make sure my mobile phone is switched off.

So, it felt a little strange to be at a performance at The Crewe Lyceum which not only encouraged the audience to keep their phones on, but also to use them during the show.

March 6, 2019