Theatre Reviews

Review: Shavington Village Festival’s ‘Aladdin’ at Shavington Academy

Review: Shavington Village Festival’s ‘Aladdin’ at Shavington Academy

By Claire Faulkner
Shavington Village Festival Committee are delighting audiences this week by presenting their 40th consecutive pantomime, Aladdin.

Written by Bradford and Webster and directed by Rachel Hadzik-Chesters, this feel-good traditional panto was great entertainment and enjoyed by everyone who saw it on opening night.

February 22, 2018
Review: Brine Leas “High School Musical” at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Brine Leas “High School Musical” at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Students from Brine Leas School took to the stage at The Lyceum this week with their production of High School Musical.

More than 100 students from years 7 to 12 took part on stage, in the band and as back stage crew.

February 18, 2018
Review: Nantwich Players’ latest production, Colder Than Here

Review: Nantwich Players’ latest production, Colder Than Here

By Claire Faulkner
Nantwich Players latest production is a wonderful poignant story of love, loss and family relationships.

Colder Than Here, written by Laura Wade and directed by John Mckay, tells the story of one family trying to come to terms with, and understand why Myra, who is suffering from terminal cancer wants to plan her own funeral.

February 10, 2018
Review: Cannon and Ball return is massive hit at Crewe Lyceum panto

Review: Cannon and Ball return is massive hit at Crewe Lyceum panto

By Claire Faulkner
Comedy legends Cannon and Ball have returned to Crewe Lyceum in this year’s pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – and what a fantastic return it was.

December 17, 2017
Review: Holly at Christmas, Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: Holly at Christmas, Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
The audience at Crewe Lyceum definitely had their dancing shoes on and rocked the night away when Buddy Holly and The Cricketers performed their show Holly at Christmas.

Opening with ‘That’ll be The Day’, the show went on to feature all of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits.

November 28, 2017
REVIEW: “White Christmas” by Curtain Call, Crewe Lyceum

REVIEW: “White Christmas” by Curtain Call, Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Local theatre company Curtain Call is getting in the festive spirit this week with its production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at Crewe Lyceum.

Directed by Joel Montague, this feel-good show is full of wonderful singing, exceptional choreography and has an amazing live orchestra.

November 10, 2017
Review: Dirty Dusting at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: Dirty Dusting at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
Crissy Rock, Leah Bell and Dolores Porretta took the Lyceum by storm when the comedy Dirty Dusting came to Crewe.

Playing three cleaners who face redundancy, they decide to seek revenge on their boss and hopefully make some money in the process, by running a sex chat line from the office over the weekend.

October 28, 2017
Review: The Bay City Rollers, Crewe Lyceum

Review: The Bay City Rollers, Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
I’ll admit I didn’t know a lot about Les McKeown and The Bay City Rollers before Sunday night at Crewe Lyceum.

Of course, I’d heard of them and knew a couple of their hit records, but I really wasn’t sure what to expect from the show.

October 24, 2017
Review: ‘Just Between Ourselves’ by Nantwich Players

Review: ‘Just Between Ourselves’ by Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
Nantwich Players’ latest production ‘Just Between Ourselves’ is a beautiful performance well worth seeing.

Directed by John Powell, the Love Lane theatre group has adapted the popular play written by Alan Ayckbourn.

October 22, 2017
Review: Ray Mears at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: Ray Mears at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
Ray Mears delighted fans of all ages at The Lyceum this week with his ‘Born to Go Wild Tour’.

The evening was everything you’d expect and more.

October 19, 2017
Review: Sean Kelly and Storage Hunters, Crewe Lyceum

Review: Sean Kelly and Storage Hunters, Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Fans of the hit TV show Storage Hunters came to Crewe Lyceum to see auctioneer Sean Kelly and friends Green Mile and T-Money perform an evening of comedy to raise money for Help for Heroes.

Sometimes at the theatre you don’t feel connected to the performers and artists on stage.

October 11, 2017
Review: Agatha Christie’s “A Murder is Announced” at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Agatha Christie’s “A Murder is Announced” at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
The Lyceum Theatre in Crewe was packed with mystery fans this weekend for Agatha Christie’s ‘A Murder is Announced’.

A Middle Ground Theatre production, directed by Michael Lunney, the show had everything you could want from a classic ‘who done it’.

September 24, 2017
Review: Musical Mayhem charity concert at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Musical Mayhem charity concert at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
An evening of song and dance – with a bit of razzle dazzle – was enjoyed by everyone when local theatre group Musical Mayhem performed a charity cabaret at Crewe Lyceum.

The group was raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Unit at Wythenshaw Hospital, St Luke’s Hospice and Team Lewis.

September 18, 2017