Theatre Reviews

REVIEW: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Crewe Lyceum

REVIEW: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Blackeyed Theatre presented The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde at Crewe Lyceum this week.

A wonderfully dramatic adaptation of the original story by R L Stevenson.

February 12, 2022
REVIEW: “Love Song” by Nantwich Players

REVIEW: “Love Song” by Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
Love Song written by Abi Morgan, directed by Gordon Hamlin is the latest production by Nantwich Players.

It is a beautifully poignant story showing the relationship of a couple spanning over 40 years, sharing the ups and downs as well as the beginning and ending.

February 6, 2022
REVIEW: “Immaculate” by Nantwich Players

REVIEW: “Immaculate” by Nantwich Players

Nantwich Players latest production is Immaculate by Oliver Lansley.

Directed by Bethany Gail, Immaculate tells the story of Mia, a young woman who wakes up one morning to find out she’s pregnant.

December 18, 2021
REVIEW: Christmas panto is back at Crewe Lyceum!

REVIEW: Christmas panto is back at Crewe Lyceum!

At long last, panto is back. Oh yes it is.

After an extra year of beauty sleep, Crewe Lyceum has opened its doors to a fun-filled production of Sleeping Beauty.

December 12, 2021
REVIEW: Nantwich Players Studio “A 1940s Christmas Carol”

REVIEW: Nantwich Players Studio “A 1940s Christmas Carol”

By Claire Faulkner
Nantwich Players are ready to celebrate the festive season with two productions this December.

This week NP Studio presents A 1940s Christmas Carol by Walton Jones.

December 4, 2021
REVIEW: Death Drop at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

REVIEW: Death Drop at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
Murder can be a drag. Quite literally, as Death Drop the ‘Dragatha Christie’ murder mystery comes to Crewe Lyceum this week.

I was lucky enough to be in the audience for opening night on Wednesday and what a night it was.

November 11, 2021
REVIEW: “That’ll Be The Day” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

REVIEW: “That’ll Be The Day” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
That’ll Be The Day drew in the crowds as it returned to Crewe Lyceum this week to celebrate its 35th anniversary.

It’s one of the most popular music shows I’ve seen, people return time and time again to be entertained and listen to nostalgic hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

September 27, 2021
REVIEW: Wait Until Dark, by Nantwich Players

REVIEW: Wait Until Dark, by Nantwich Players

Nantwich Players’ latest production is the psychological thriller Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott, writes Claire Faulkner.

Directed by Jeremy Acklam this story follows the story of Susy, a blind woman who has fallen victim to three murderous con men.

September 18, 2021
REVIEW: “Ballroom Boys” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

REVIEW: “Ballroom Boys” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Crewe Lyceum was treated to a spectacular performance from the Ballroom Boys on Tuesday night, writes Claire Faulkner.

Ian Waite and Vincent Simone dazzled the audience on the opening night of their UK tour.

September 15, 2021
REVIEW: The Spirit of Elvis, at Crewe Lyceum

REVIEW: The Spirit of Elvis, at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
It’s been a long wait. More than 500 days.

But the doors of Crewe Lyceum have finally reopened, and what a show to restart the season with.

August 30, 2021
Strictly stars back at Crewe Lyceum as Ballroom Boys in Act 2

Strictly stars back at Crewe Lyceum as Ballroom Boys in Act 2

By Claire Faulkner
Strictly fans in South Cheshire will be delighted with the return of the Ballroom Boys.

Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are back with a new tour and show, Act 2, which opens at Crewe Lyceum on September 14.

August 30, 2021
REVIEW: Female of the Species, Nantwich Players

REVIEW: Female of the Species, Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
I’ve missed the theatre during the pandemic.

Like so many others, I’ve been waiting patiently for the doors to be opened once more at The Players Theatre on Love Lane.

July 22, 2021
REVIEW: Nantwich Players and The Regina Monologues

REVIEW: Nantwich Players and The Regina Monologues

By Claire Faulkner
I’ve missed the theatre during lockdown, and like other theatre fans I’ve taken the opportunity to watch a number of plays recorded by national companies which have been available online.

July 18, 2020