Theatre Reviews

REVIEW: “That’ll Be The Day” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

REVIEW: “That’ll Be The Day” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
That’ll Be The Day drew in the crowds as it returned to Crewe Lyceum this week to celebrate its 35th anniversary.

It’s one of the most popular music shows I’ve seen, people return time and time again to be entertained and listen to nostalgic hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

September 27, 2021
REVIEW: Wait Until Dark, by Nantwich Players

REVIEW: Wait Until Dark, by Nantwich Players

Nantwich Players’ latest production is the psychological thriller Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott, writes Claire Faulkner.

Directed by Jeremy Acklam this story follows the story of Susy, a blind woman who has fallen victim to three murderous con men.

September 18, 2021
REVIEW: “Ballroom Boys” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

REVIEW: “Ballroom Boys” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Crewe Lyceum was treated to a spectacular performance from the Ballroom Boys on Tuesday night, writes Claire Faulkner.

Ian Waite and Vincent Simone dazzled the audience on the opening night of their UK tour.

September 15, 2021
REVIEW: The Spirit of Elvis, at Crewe Lyceum

REVIEW: The Spirit of Elvis, at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
It’s been a long wait. More than 500 days.

But the doors of Crewe Lyceum have finally reopened, and what a show to restart the season with.

August 30, 2021
Strictly stars back at Crewe Lyceum as Ballroom Boys in Act 2

Strictly stars back at Crewe Lyceum as Ballroom Boys in Act 2

By Claire Faulkner
Strictly fans in South Cheshire will be delighted with the return of the Ballroom Boys.

Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are back with a new tour and show, Act 2, which opens at Crewe Lyceum on September 14.

August 30, 2021
REVIEW: Female of the Species, Nantwich Players

REVIEW: Female of the Species, Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
I’ve missed the theatre during the pandemic.

Like so many others, I’ve been waiting patiently for the doors to be opened once more at The Players Theatre on Love Lane.

July 22, 2021
REVIEW: Nantwich Players and The Regina Monologues

REVIEW: Nantwich Players and The Regina Monologues

By Claire Faulkner
I’ve missed the theatre during lockdown, and like other theatre fans I’ve taken the opportunity to watch a number of plays recorded by national companies which have been available online.

July 18, 2020
Review: “Woman in Black” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: “Woman in Black” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
Do you believe in ghosts?

If you like spooky stories then you need to head to The Lyceum this week for Susan Hill’s, Woman in Black.

March 10, 2020
Review: Gary Clarke’s Wasteland at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: Gary Clarke’s Wasteland at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
I’d forgotten how the 1990s felt.

That soon changed when I went to watch Wasteland at The Lyceum on Tuesday night.

I could feel the music beating in my chest.

March 4, 2020
Review: The Spine at Crewe Lyceum Studio

Review: The Spine at Crewe Lyceum Studio

By Claire Faulkner
The Lyceum Studio space continues to bring new writing and contemporary theatre to Crewe this season.

The Spine is a play set within a football academy and follows three young players as they dream of reaching the premier league.

February 19, 2020
Review: Sunday Night at the Lyceum, The Cat FM

Review: Sunday Night at the Lyceum, The Cat FM

By Claire Faulkner
Local community radio station The Cat delighted fans yesterday when they presented ‘Sunday Night at The Lyceum Theatre’.

The variety show was packed with singing, dancing and laughter, and was organised in aid of the Lost Little Ones MCH Charity Baby Bereavement Suite Appeal.

February 10, 2020
Review: Vintage Hitchcock, by Nantwich Players

Review: Vintage Hitchcock, by Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
Nantwich Players invite you all to an evening of suspense, murder and comedy as they re-create Vintage Hitchcock : A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry in the studio space this weekend.

December 21, 2019
Review: “Peter Pan” Christmas Panto at Crewe Lyceum

Review: “Peter Pan” Christmas Panto at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Peter Pan has flown into the Lyceum this Christmas for a high-flying swashbuckling adventure.

Presented by Qdos Entertainment and directed by David Fleeshman, this fun-filled show is a traditional pantomime which the whole family can enjoy.

December 15, 2019