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Review: The Ladykillers, by Nantwich Players

Review: The Ladykillers, by Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
The Ladykillers, written by Graham Linehan and directed by Don Hirst, is the latest production from the Nantwich Players.

Based on the Ealing comedy film from 1955, the show tells the story of a sweet and eccentric little old lady who innocently rents her spare room to group of criminals planning a robbery.

July 6, 2019
Review: Ada, by Platform Theatre at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Ada, by Platform Theatre at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Platform Theatre premiered their new show Ada this week at the Lyceum Studio.

June 15, 2019
Review: “The River” by Nantwich Players

Review: “The River” by Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
The River by Jez Butterworth is the final production this season from the Nantwich Players Studio.

Often described as a poignant non-linear psychodrama, this performance was expertly staged, and I enjoyed watching it very much.

May 31, 2019
Nantwich Players to stage “The Beauty Queen of Leenane”

Nantwich Players to stage “The Beauty Queen of Leenane”

Nantwich Players are continuing their season with their latest production – “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” – by Martin McDonagh.

In a small house in the mountains of Ireland, a lonely spinster locks horns with her house-bound, manipulative mother in a rage-filled battle of wills.

May 2, 2019
Review: “Choreocracy” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: “Choreocracy” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
One of the things I always do at the theatre is to make sure my mobile phone is switched off.

So, it felt a little strange to be at a performance at The Crewe Lyceum which not only encouraged the audience to keep their phones on, but also to use them during the show.

March 6, 2019
Cheshire Drama Festival comes to Nantwich as teams battle for national final

Cheshire Drama Festival comes to Nantwich as teams battle for national final

The Cheshire Drama Festival for one-act plays is coming to Nantwich Players theatre on Love lane next month.

It is part of the All England Theatre Festival and the winner of Cheshire will proceed to the northern finals, where they get the chance to compete for the national finals in June.

February 24, 2019
Review: Greyhounds at Crewe Lyceum Theatre Studio

Review: Greyhounds at Crewe Lyceum Theatre Studio

By Claire Faulkner
It was a privilege to be at the first performance taking place in the new Studio space at The Crewe Lyceum.

The Lyceum Studio has been created from one of the rehearsal rooms in the theatre and has been designed to bring new writing and contemporary theatre to Crewe.

February 17, 2019
Nantwich Players to stage more One Act plays in February

Nantwich Players to stage more One Act plays in February

Nantwich Players are to stage more of their unique “one act” plays this month as part of the ‘Winter Mini Season’.

Two contrasting plays in February promise to provide a fun, interesting and diverse evening of entertainment at their Love Lane theatre in Nantwich.

February 3, 2019
Mayor praises Nantwich Players as town “asset”

Mayor praises Nantwich Players as town “asset”

The Mayor of Nantwich has praised the amateur drama group Nantwich Players as a major “asset” to the town after watching its latest show.

Cllr David Marren was among packed audiences to watch the Players’ Autumn Production of “Breaking the code” by Hugh Whitmore.

November 1, 2018
Review: Breaking The Code, by Nantwich Players

Review: Breaking The Code, by Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
Directed by Chris Ridge, Nantwich Players’ latest production is ‘Breaking The Code’ by Hugh Whitemore.

It’s a remarkable, strong and powerful play which tells the story of Alan Turing, the man who cracked the Enigma code and devised the modern computer.

October 20, 2018
Review: “A Bunch of Amateurs” by Nantwich Players

Review: “A Bunch of Amateurs” by Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
A Bunch of Amateurs written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman is the latest production presented by the Nantwich Players.

Directed by Michael Fair, this light-hearted comedy tells the story of a small community trying to save its theatre and the washed-up Hollywood star who is tricked into helping them.

September 9, 2018
Review: “Dan Snow” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: “Dan Snow” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
Rich with its own history and legends, the Crewe Lyceum theatre was the perfect setting for Dan Snow on his new tour ‘An Evening with The History Guy’.

The show was a celebration of history and throughout Dan chatted to the audience about his career, experiences, his love of history and why it matters so much.

June 21, 2018
Nantwich Players to launch new ‘Studio Theatre’ season

Nantwich Players to launch new ‘Studio Theatre’ season

Nantwich Players are to launch the group’s new Studio season, NP Studio Theatre.

The black box productions are designed to provide stimulating evenings of drama, in addition to the usual season.

May 9, 2018