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Review: “Very Best in Stand-up” comedy at Nantwich Civic Hall

Review: “Very Best in Stand-up” comedy at Nantwich Civic Hall

Another clutch of entertainers gave comedy fans a night to remember at Nantwich Civic Hall. The latest “Very Best in Stand Up” presented a stunningly diverse range of acts, fabulously linked by host and compere Dan Nightingale.

March 3, 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: First “Very Best in Stand-up” of 2013 proves hit in Nantwich

Review: First “Very Best in Stand-up” of 2013 proves hit in Nantwich

The cut and thrust of the live stand-up circuit at Nantwich Civic Hall is off to a fine start in 2013. From the moment host and compere Jonathan Mayor bounced (almost literally) onto stage, the audience was captured.

February 3, 2013
Review: Nantwich Bookworms read “The 39 Steps”

Review: Nantwich Bookworms read “The 39 Steps”

By Joy Cassidy Nantwich Bookworms will be meeting in February to discuss their current book, John Buchan’s The 39 Steps. Over the Christmas period, members read Richard Paul Evans’ self-published book, The Christmas Box.

January 22, 2013
Film Review: Les Miserables, at Odeon Cinema in Crewe

Film Review: Les Miserables, at Odeon Cinema in Crewe

By Joy Cassidy Not having seen the West End production, I was able to watch Tom Hooper’s version of Les Miserables with no notion as to whether it was faithful adaptation or whether one version was better than the other. I was simply presented with a tragic love story told in epic proportion, beautifully cast and wonderfully gritty.

January 17, 2013
Film review: James Bond’s “Skyfall” at the Odeon, Crewe

Film review: James Bond’s “Skyfall” at the Odeon, Crewe

By Joy Cassidy Sam Mendes is the latest director to take on the British institute that is James Bond with its 50th anniversary film “Skyfall”. Some more recent Bond films have deviated away from tradition, straight forward plots and good old-fashioned espionage.

November 14, 2012
Review: Nantwich Bookworms study “The Hunger Games”

Review: Nantwich Bookworms study “The Hunger Games”

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a post-apocalyptic portrayal of a country where the rich, extravagant and futuristic Capitol is surrounded by 12 districts whose inhabitants are literally fighting for survival, writes Joy Cassidy.

October 5, 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
Film Review: Anna Karenina at the Odeon in Crewe

Film Review: Anna Karenina at the Odeon in Crewe

Anna Karenina is an enchanting story of love, in all its complexities, retold by some of Britain’s greatest actors and actresses, writes Joy Cassidy. Not least Keira Knightley; sometimes criticised for her one-dimensional acting, portrays Anna (in all of her dimensions) perfectly.

September 19, 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
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
REVIEW: Death By Fatal Murder, Crewe Lyceum

REVIEW: Death By Fatal Murder, Crewe Lyceum

Inspector Pratt returned to Crewe Lyceum on Tuesday for the opening night of ‘Death by Fatal Murder’, writes Claire Faulkner. The real joy of watching an Ian Dickens’ production lies in the skillful casting and comical performances of those on stage.

November 16, 2011