Theatre Reviews

Review: “The Priory” at Players Theatre in Nantwich

Review: “The Priory” at Players Theatre in Nantwich

The Upstage Theatre School brought ‘The Priory’ to Nantwich this week, writes Claire Faulkner. The Michael Wynne comedy tells the story of a group of friends who try to come to terms with love, life and having to live without phone signals on a weekend away in the country.

July 29, 2012 0 comments Latest, Reviews, Theatre Reviews
Review: “Our House” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: “Our House” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner Curtain Call Productions rocked The Lyceum in Crewe on the opening night of  “Our House”. Directed by Joel Montague, it tells the story of Joe, a young man whose life is facing two very different directions.

Review: “Cabaret” by The Nantwich Players

Review: “Cabaret” by The Nantwich Players

Life is certainly a “Cabaret” this week in Nantwich, as The Players present their latest production, writes Claire Faulkner. Directed by Jerry Park, the cast gave a strong and accomplished performance captivating the audience at the Love Lane theatre.

July 14, 2012 0 comments Reviews, 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