Theatre Reviews

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
Review: “Toast” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: “Toast” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
Based on the book by Nigel Slater and written by Henry Filloux-Bennett, Toast is running at The Crewe Lyceum this week.

Directed and choreographed by Jonnie Riordan, the production portrays the childhood story of Nigel Slater through a wonderful mix of memories, smells (Nigel kept a list) and finding the joy of cooking.

December 4, 2019
Review:  Benjamin Zephaniah at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Benjamin Zephaniah at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Crewe Lyceum was full of words and rhyme on Thursday night thanks to poet and lyricist, Benjamin Zephaniah.

During the show, Benjamin performed some of his poems and talked openly about his life and told stories from his new biography The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah.

November 22, 2019
Review: The Body Snatcher, Crewe Lyceum Studio

Review: The Body Snatcher, Crewe Lyceum Studio

By Claire Faulkner
It’s been exciting to see a range of new writing and contemporary theatre at The Lyceum Studio this year.

November 10, 2019
Review: Willy Russell’s “Blood Brothers” at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Willy Russell’s “Blood Brothers” at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Blood Brothers makes a return to Crewe this week – and more than 4,000 people will hear the story of the Johnstone twins during its term at the Lyceum.

I’ve been lucky enough to see Blood Brothers a couple of times now, and each time I’ve noticed the amazing atmosphere which surrounds this show.

November 6, 2019
Review: Swallow by Nantwich Players

Review: Swallow by Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
Nantwich Players Studio presents Swallow this weekend, writes Claire Faulkner.

Written by Stef Smith and directed by the cast and Studio team, this production is strikingly intense and beautifully produced.

November 2, 2019
Review: Shavington Drama Group’s “Tiptoe through the Tombstones”

Review: Shavington Drama Group’s “Tiptoe through the Tombstones”

By Claire Faulkner
Shavington Drama Group’s latest production is Tiptoe Through the Tombstones.

Written by Norman Robbins and directed by Megan Goode, this spoof comedy thriller had the audience in hysterics on its opening night.

September 19, 2019
The Cast of Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Pamela Raith Photography

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Crewe Lyceum was full last night (September 17) for the opening of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

There is something quite special about this show.

September 18, 2019