Theatre Reviews

Review: “Finding Chaucer’s Voice” at Crewe Lyceum

Review: “Finding Chaucer’s Voice” at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner The warning on the leaflet ‘may contain some Middle English’, didn’t put me off – or those who stood with me in the cold waiting to get into The Lyceum in Crewe.

March 12, 2013
Nantwich primary pupils star in Shakespeare at New Vic Theatre

Nantwich primary pupils star in Shakespeare at New Vic Theatre

Pupils from a Nantwich school went down a storm when they starred in their own version of Shakespeare’s  The Tempest. Year 6 youngsters at Pear Tree Primary, Stapeley, were part of the Children’s Shakespeare Festival.

March 8, 2013
Review: “A Murder is Announced”, Crewe Lyceum

Review: “A Murder is Announced”, Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner ‘A Murder is Announced’ by Agatha Christie is the latest ‘whodunit’ to hit the stage at The Lyceum in Crewe. It’s a classic murder mystery which all Miss Marple fans will enjoy.

March 6, 2013
Review: Nantwich Players perform “Therese Raquin”

Review: Nantwich Players perform “Therese Raquin”

By Claire Faulkner First published in 1867, and written by Emile Zola, ‘Therese Raquin’ is the latest production from The Nantwich Players. From the opening moments of the production, I was intrigued.

February 9, 2013
Review: “Alice in Wonderland” at Richmond Village Nantwich

Review: “Alice in Wonderland” at Richmond Village Nantwich

By Claire Faulkner The snow didn’t stop people from making the journey to Richmond Village Nantwich to watch ‘Alice in Wonderland’. And the production had the audience laughing at Alice’s adventures in a wonderland full of interesting characters and songs.

January 21, 2013
Review: Nantwich Players Christmas show “Life and Beth”

Review: Nantwich Players Christmas show “Life and Beth”

By Claire Faulkner If you’re lucky enough to have a ticket for the Nantwich Players Christmas production, you’re in for a real treat. ‘Life and Beth’, by Alan Ayckbourn is a Christmas story with a supernatural twist.

December 8, 2012
Review: Curtain Call’s “The Producers”, at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Curtain Call’s “The Producers”, at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner Curtain Call Productions has once again presented another fantastic show at The Lyceum in Crewe. “The Producers” tells the story of two Broadway producers, who decide to make money by putting on a musical destined to flop.

November 15, 2012
Review: Heritage Opera’s “La Boheme” at Nantwich Civic Hall

Review: Heritage Opera’s “La Boheme” at Nantwich Civic Hall

By Claire Faulkner Heritage Opera reduced their stunned Nantwich Civic Hall audience to tears with their latest touring production La Boheme. Many members of the impressive crowd were so moved by the powerful love story, hankies and tissues were out in force.

October 29, 2012
Review: “Swan Lake” at Lyceum Theatre in Crewe

Review: “Swan Lake” at Lyceum Theatre in Crewe

By Claire Faulkner Ballet and I have never really got on. As a clumsy child, I stayed away from anything that required precision and the need to be delicate.

October 21, 2012
Review: Nantwich Players perform “Art” at Love Lane theatre

Review: Nantwich Players perform “Art” at Love Lane theatre

By Claire Faulkner Nantwich Players are entertaining audiences once again with their latest performance, “Art”. The play, directed by Chris Ridge and written by Yasmina Reza, explores the question of modern art and its influence on popular culture and peoples lives.

October 13, 2012
Review: Acton Operatics Society’s “La Cage Aux Folles”

Review: Acton Operatics Society’s “La Cage Aux Folles”

By Claire Faulkner Acton Operatics Society has been wowing audiences with its “La Cage Aux Folles” at Crewe Lyceum.  Acton’s opening numbers were outstanding and the following songs and routines didn’t disappoint.

October 11, 2012
Review: ‘Dangerous Obsession’ at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: ‘Dangerous Obsession’ at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner “Dangerous Obsession” is one of those plays which you wish you’d written yourself. It’s a modern suspense thriller with amazing twists and turns throughout.

October 3, 2012
Review: “Calendar Girls” by the Nantwich Players

Review: “Calendar Girls” by the Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner Nantwich Players will have their audience in stitches with their own version of the stage hit “Calendar Girls” this week. The story is about a group of WI ladies who decide to raise money for charity by producing an ‘alternative’ calendar.

September 1, 2012