Theatre Reviews

Review: The Secret Garden, production by Nantwich Players

Review: The Secret Garden, production by Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
On a cold, dark winter’s day, what could be better than to escape somewhere magical?

Thanks to Nantwich Players, I did just that when I watched their latest production of The Secret Garden this week.

December 8, 2018 2 comments Theatre Reviews, What's On & Reviews
Review: Curtain Call’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Lyceum

Review: Curtain Call’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
There was a fantastic atmosphere at the Lyceum when local group, Curtain Call Productions presented their latest show, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Directed and choreographed by Joel Montague, the show was bursting with energy and was a joy to watch.

November 14, 2018 0 comments Theatre Reviews, What's On & Reviews
Review: Breaking The Code, by Nantwich Players

Review: Breaking The Code, by Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
Directed by Chris Ridge, Nantwich Players’ latest production is ‘Breaking The Code’ by Hugh Whitemore.

It’s a remarkable, strong and powerful play which tells the story of Alan Turing, the man who cracked the Enigma code and devised the modern computer.

October 20, 2018 0 comments Theatre Reviews, What's On & Reviews
Review: The Wizard of Oz, Acton Amateur Operatic Society

Review: The Wizard of Oz, Acton Amateur Operatic Society

By Claire Faulkner
Acton Amateur Operatic Society delighted a packed audience at Crewe Lyceum with their latest production of The Wizard of Oz.

Directed by Caroline Coles, the production transported us from Crewe to The Emerald City.

October 11, 2018 1 comment Theatre Reviews, What's On & Reviews
Review: “A Bunch of Amateurs” by Nantwich Players

Review: “A Bunch of Amateurs” by Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
A Bunch of Amateurs written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman is the latest production presented by the Nantwich Players.

Directed by Michael Fair, this light-hearted comedy tells the story of a small community trying to save its theatre and the washed-up Hollywood star who is tricked into helping them.

Review: Awful Auntie at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Awful Auntie at Crewe Lyceum


Children of all ages flocked to Crewe Lyceum to see Birmingham Stage Company’s adaptation of Awful Auntie.

Fans of David Walliams’ books will know the story of Stella, a young girl left in the care of her Aunt Alberta following the suspicious death of her parents.

Review: Bobby Ball’s The Dressing Room at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Bobby Ball’s The Dressing Room at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Part play, part variety show The Dressing Room, written by Bobby Ball delighted the audience at the Crewe Lyceum on Saturday.

The show follows four comedians who meet behind stage before performing their routines at a club.

Review: Rhythm of The Dance at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Rhythm of The Dance at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
The National Dance Company of Ireland visited the Crewe Lyceum with their show Rhythm of The Dance.

A rich celebration of Irish history and culture, this show was every bit as good as I hoped it would be.

Review: Nantwich Players and their Ladies Day production

Review: Nantwich Players and their Ladies Day production

By Claire Faulkner
Nantwich Players’ Summer production is the delightfully funny Ladies Day, written by Amanda Whittingham and directed by Clare Hoy and Garth Jones.

Set in 2005 when Royal Ascot was staged at York, Ladies Day tells the story of four factory work colleagues and how a day at the races changes their lives forever.

Review: “Dan Snow” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: “Dan Snow” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
Rich with its own history and legends, the Crewe Lyceum theatre was the perfect setting for Dan Snow on his new tour ‘An Evening with The History Guy’.

The show was a celebration of history and throughout Dan chatted to the audience about his career, experiences, his love of history and why it matters so much.

Review: ‘Dinner’ by Nantwich Players in new studio space

Review: ‘Dinner’ by Nantwich Players in new studio space

By Claire Faulkner
Dinner, written by Moria Buffini, is the first production from the new studio space at Nantwich Players.

Paige has organised a dinner party to celebrate her husband’s new book.

Review: Nantwich Players’ production, The Thrill of Love

Review: Nantwich Players’ production, The Thrill of Love

REVIEW – by Claire Faulkner
Nantwich Player’s latest show The Thrill of Love retells the tragic and fascinating story of Ruth Ellis.

The facts are not in dispute. We know that she shot and murdered her lover David Blakeley.

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.