Review: Piaf (Touring)

Monday 26 July 2021 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ There’s no doubt that Edith Piaf’s life and talent were extraordinary. With such tragedy in her life, it makes perfect sense that such melancholy should have found its way under her skin and into her music, but this take on her life story from Pam Gems certainly... Continue Reading →

Review: Nottingham Playhouse’s Sleeping Beauty

Saturday 30th November 2019 at Nottingham Playhouse.  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Ey up me ducks!’ Panto fever has landed in Nottingham and this year, Nottingham Playhouse have a real treat in store with this production of Kenneth Alan Taylor’s Sleeping Beauty. This is a Nottingham Playhouse family affair, with regular panto favourites returning to appreciative cheers from regulars.... Continue Reading →

Review: Coram Boy at Nottingham Albert Hall

Thursday 8th August 2019 at Nottingham’s Albert Hall. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Nottingham Playhouse offer up the fantastic tale of Coram Boy on a grand scale with this latest production. Combining a professional company and a community cast in an ambitious staging of this great tale, the production is a testament to the importance of investment in young... Continue Reading →

Kindertransport: Lives Saved & Lives Changed For Ever

Saturday 20th October 2018 at Nottingham Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This production of Diane Samuels’ Kindertransport marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransports which saved the lives of so many German children endangered by their Jewish faith and those raging against it in Nazi Germany. Children were transported to London and taken in by host families; many... Continue Reading →

Our Country’s Good: An Accessibility Game Changer

Wednesday 11th April 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good is based on The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally which is a classic approach to the play-within-a-play trend. It’s the unusual and fascinating subject matter which gives this play its pull; taking audiences back in time to settings untraveled by law abiding... Continue Reading →

Holes: A Coming of Age Story with Lasting Appeal

Wednesday 4th April 2018 at Nottingham Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Louis Sachar’s modern teen fiction classic has lain dormant in many a heart and mind since becoming a staple of secondary school curriculums. This production from Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company directed by Adam Penford reminds us why this story remains a steadfast presence in memory. When poor... Continue Reading →

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