News and Reviews by Derek

5th Apr 19 :: Review: Thrill Me
The Leopold and Loeb story seen at the Hope Theatre.
1st Feb 19 :: Review: The Ruffian on the Stair
Seen at The Hope Theatre.
16th Jan 19 :: Review: Extra Virgin
Seen at Above the Stag.
17th Dec 18 :: Review: The Boy Under the Christmas Tree
Seen at the King's Head Theatre.
13th Dec 18 :: Review: Chasing Bono
Seen at the Soho Theatre.
1st Dec 18 :: Review: Mother Goose Cracks One Out
Panto at Above the Stag.
26th Nov 18 :: Review: The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)
A musical of the musicals at Above the Stag.
6th Nov 18 :: Review: Exodus
Seen at the Finborough.
23rd Oct 18 :: Review: Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club
Seen at Above the Stag Theatre.
17th Aug 18 :: Review: Jumpers for Goalposts - theSpace on the Mile
Kite in the Storm Theatre and New Celts Productions
17th Aug 18 :: Review: Definition of Man - Greenside @ Infirmary St
Nikki Muller and Jason Rosario
17th Aug 18 :: Review: Am I F#*kable – Sweet Novotel
Pop Heart Productions
17th Aug 18 :: Review: Spring Awakening – Greenside @ Royal Terrace
Transfer Productions UK
17th Aug 18 :: Review: Bottom – Summerhall
Willy Hudson
16th Aug 18 :: Review: Leviticus – ZOO Charteris
Where Are They Going Theatre Company
16th Aug 18 :: Review: Sweeney Todd - theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Ethereal Theatre Company
15th Aug 18 :: Review: Kids Play - theSpace @ Niddry St.
Boys of the Empire Productions
15th Aug 18 :: Review: The Dip – theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Milk and Blood
15th Aug 18 :: Review: Cabaret – Greenside @ Infirmary St.
California Musical Theater Ensemble
15th Aug 18 :: Review: Romeo & Juliet – theSpace @ Niddry St.
Curious Pheasant Theatre
14th Aug 18 :: Review: Marmite – Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Limerence Productions Ltd
14th Aug 18 :: Review: Never Vera Blue – Summerhall
Futures Theatre
14th Aug 18 :: Review: Very Blue Peter – Gilded Balloon Teviot
Eastlake productions
14th Aug 18 :: Review: Bare – Hill Street Theatre
Edinburgh Little Theatre
14th Aug 18 :: Review: Dib Dib Dead – theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Gordon Craig Theatre Senior Drama Academy
14th Aug 18 :: Review: Casanova Dreaming – theSpace @ Niddry St.
Arbery Productions
14th Aug 18 :: Review: Fronting – Pleasance Courtyard
Yellowbird Theatre

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Parenthood - The (Brand New) Musical Revue
5 Karen Moore
18th Apr 19: So glad this is on again. I saw it in November and we are looking forward to ending our day in London with this show. So funny I almost burst.
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Curve, Leicester)
1 Sylvia
16th Apr 19:

Just returned after the first half of the show- so disappointed. Very disjointed and difficult to follow- the goat was so annoying (although well played). The poorest show we have seen at the Curve I'm sorry to say.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Curve, Leicester)
1 Andy
16th Apr 19:

So disappointing, performed on an empty stage, well not quite empty, there's a plastic milk crate, some step ladders and a couple of wooden beams. Obviously all you could need to recreate a Greek island. Performers were great but I just found the whole thing very disjointed. Have to say the whole theatre gave a standing ovation at the end, so maybe it was just me.

The Picture of Dorian Gray
5 Susan
15th Apr 19: Saw this at the Theatre in the Lake district last week. So very good, great performances
Bin and Gone
4 Louisa Lord
15th Apr 19:
1 Caz austin
14th Apr 19: So disappointed, had been looking forward to taking youngest grandson to see one of his favourite characters and story. The show didn't stick with the story at all,started slowly with rubbish not connected to the story and didn't involve the kids very much. Compared with other recent shows very poor.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne)
5 Amberlouise
12th Apr 19: Absolutely hilarious! Brilliant! Don't miss it!
Rock of Ages (Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne)
5 Leni
10th Apr 19:

Awesome Show. Great singing and dancing

American Idiot
5 Karen burton
7th Apr 19: I went to see this first time I have been to a musical. It was absolutely amazing. The cast were fantastic, funny and believable. They took you on the journey through their eyes and it was brilliant. I would recommend anyone going to see it.
Banff Mountain Film Festival
5 Pat Keeling
6th Apr 19: Red Film evening was absolutely inspirational! I can’t wait for daylight to get out there! A range of gasp inducing moments experienced by individuals of all ages and ability.
Wise Children
5 Alan Jones
31st Mar 19: It’s what going to the Theatre is all about great show
Octopus Soup!
1 Chris N Toots
31st Mar 19: Absolutely awful script, plot and (over) acting. Totally lacking in humour. We left in the interval along with others. Could not give zero stars but would have if available. Don't waste your money.
Grease (The Forum Theatre, Stockport)
5 Maureen Jonez
29th Mar 19: 4.8
The 39 Steps (Adrian Mann Theatre, Ewell)
5 Dunckley
21st Mar 19: Fantastic show, I would recommend to anyone!
Fastlove (Coliseum Theatre, Oldham)
4 Cath mellor
20th Mar 19:

Fantastic show. Great performer

Dirty Dancing (New Victoria Theatre, Woking)
1 Nathan
20th Mar 19:

Taking too long

The Sound of Music (Grand Opera House, Belfast)
5 Avril
19th Mar 19: Looking forward to seeing the sound of music
The Girl on the Train
5 Tina Day-Downing
19th Mar 19: Brilliant play - excellent cast. A great production and good to see the talents of Sam Womack and Oliver Farnworth on the stage as used to seeing them in serial dramas
The Girl on the Train (Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton)
5 Trace
19th Mar 19:

Show was great .sam womack was excellant

Motown's Greatest Hits - How Sweet it Is
5 Jean Broadbent
18th Mar 19: Saw these guys tonight in Lincoln, absolutely brilliant. Incredible energy. Had the crowd going from their first song. Would defiant e lying recommend seeing them. Will be going against again w h enjoy they are in the area.

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