Theatre Reviews

Review: “Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party”, Crewe Lyceum

Review: “Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party”, Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner Of course I’d heard of Buddy Holly, and knew of his tragic death in 1959. However, music from 50s America is not my speciality. So going into The Lyceum with my dad was slightly out of my comfort zone.

Review: “The Cemetery Club” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: “The Cemetery Club” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner It was a pleasure to see so many people at The Lyceum for the opening night of ‘The Cemetery Club’. With lots of laughs and a couple of tears, this production explores the relationships of three friends who try to cope with the death of their husbands.

Review: Intense drama “Kiss Chase” plays at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Intense drama “Kiss Chase” plays at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner Kiss Chase follows four old friends who, locked inside the gym at a school reunion, reminisce about old times and lie about new ones. Written by Philip Gladwin, and directed by Patric Kearns this production is an interesting and thought-provoking drama.

May 30, 2012 1 comment Reviews, Theatre Reviews
Review: “Curtain Up” one-off show wows Crewe Lyceum audience

Review: “Curtain Up” one-off show wows Crewe Lyceum audience

By Claire Faulkner The Crewe Lyceum audience was given an insight into South Cheshire’s dance and artistic talent. A one-off song and dance show “Curtain Up” was staged by local groups Musical Mayhem, Nantwich-based X Academy, Inspire and Dance Basics.

Review: Hull Truck’s “DNA” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: Hull Truck’s “DNA” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner Brought to Crewe Lyceum by Hull Truck, ‘DNA’ proved to be a powerful and thought provoking production. Directed by Anthony Banks, the cast of young actors brought to life the incredible invisible influence peer pressure can hold over all of us.

May 22, 2012 0 comments Latest, Reviews, Theatre Reviews
Review: “Salt of the Earth” by Nantwich Players

Review: “Salt of the Earth” by Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner Perhaps it’s my sense of humour or the way life is portrayed in that part of the world. But I love to see a drama set in the North of England – and The Nantwich Players’ comedy drama “Salt of the Earth” delivers the goods.

REVIEW: Curtain Call Productions show “Rent” at Crewe Lyceum

REVIEW: Curtain Call Productions show “Rent” at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner Directed by Joel Montague, rock opera “Rent” follows a group of friends for a year who struggle to cope with life, love, drugs and AIDS. Fast-paced, highly visual and with amazing sound, this production succeeds in portraying life and difficulties in modern America.

Review: ‘An Eligible Man’ at Crewe’s Lyceum Theatre

Review: ‘An Eligible Man’ at Crewe’s Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner Produced and directed by Ian Dickens, ‘An Eligible Man’ will surprise and please audiences at Crewe’s Lyceum this week. The charming comedy tells the story of Charles, a recent widower who finds himself trying to cope with life on his own.

REVIEW: Heritage Opera’s Rigoletto, Nantwich Civic Hall

REVIEW: Heritage Opera’s Rigoletto, Nantwich Civic Hall

By Claire Faulkner I’ll be honest, I never really thought opera was my first love when it came to the theatre. However, at some point during the performance of ‘Rigoletto’ at Nantwich Civic Hall, I found myself completely immersed in the story and those performing it on stage.

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.