Private Lives, The New
Alexandra Theatre: So what could go wrong to
ruin a romantic honeymoon with wife No 2? Carefree, gay young
things in a swish hotel in the high society French resort of
Deauville – Paris by the sea.Read on.
Shirley Valentine, Hall
Green Little Theatre: Tour de force is a much overworked
phrase, but every couple of years or so you come across a
performance where there is no other way to describe it – Jean
Wilde is Shirley Valentine.
Don't Dress For Dinner,
Highbury Theatre Centre: As any married, would-be
lothario should know if he wants to remain intact, so to speak,
playing away matches at home is pushing one’s luck to the point
of death by debauchery.
An Inspector Calls,
Wolverhampton Grand: Is what we see really happening now,
or has the future somehow coiled itself around the present and
summoned up, Dickenslike, the ghost of trials to come?
Chotto Desh, the Patrick
Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome: In any production, there are elements
that audiences think upon in order render it an exceptional experience.
Birmingham Rep: Contemporary
interpretations of Shakespeare’s work are always bound to divide
they run, Grange Playhouse, Walsall: This
is a welcome revival of a less well known, but very funny, farce
written by Phillip King.Read on.
Working Families, Stage 2: When I was
growing up in the 1950s and 60s Claire Dowie’s new play would
have been seen as a very dystopian view of a bleak future lying
in wait for us.
The Elves and The Shoemakers,
Derby Theatre: This lovely little
Christmas production is inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy
tale written just over a hundred years ago in 1806. Read
Cinderella, Sutton Ton Hall:
Cinderella is one of the strongest of
pantomimes, and RWP have assembled a strong team to deliver it.
Peter Pan, Wolverhampton
Grand: What a swashbuckling corker of a panto
the Grand have served up for Christmas.Read on.
Hairspray, The New Alexandra
Theatre: If you are looking for an
alternative to panto this Christmas then look no further than
this rip-roaring, feel-good, leave with a smile on your face,
fun musical. Read
A CHANCE to help the Arras without it costing a penny
Actor Samuel West make a heartfelt plea to save funding for
News and features
Charlotte Ritchie and Tom Chambers talk about appearing the Noel
Coward classic at The New Alexandra Theatre.