Review: Sunset Boulevard, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Fresh from receiving the Best Regional Production at the What’s On Stage awards on Sunday night Sunset Boulevard was warmly welcomed on a cold night in Cardiff. The musical centres around an impoverished screen writer Joe Gillis who, while on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into faded silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond’s reclusive world andContinue reading “Review: Sunset Boulevard, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff”

Talking Theatre: Layton Williams Discusses Hairspray The Musical – Part 2

The UK tour of Hairspray comes to Bristol Hippodrome from March 5, the production features the iconic music and lyrics by Academy Award, Tony and Emmy winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Featuring the much-loved musical comedy stars Brenda Edwards as Motormouth Maybelle and Layton Williams as Seaweed, Hairspray also stars award-winning comedian NormanContinue reading “Talking Theatre: Layton Williams Discusses Hairspray The Musical – Part 2”

Talking Theatre: Brenda Edwards Discusses Hairspray The Musical – Part 2

The UK tour of Hairspray comes to Bristol Hippodrome from March 5, featuring Brenda Edwards as Motormouth Maybelle and Layton Williams as Seaweed. Alongside award-winning comedian Norman Pace as Wilbur Turnblad, Matt Rixon returns to the role of Edna Turnblad and Rebecca Mendoza  as Tracy Turnblad. In the second part of a series of interviewsContinue reading “Talking Theatre: Brenda Edwards Discusses Hairspray The Musical – Part 2”

Talking Theatre: Brenda Edwards Discusses Hairspray The Musical – Part 1

The UK tour of Hairspray comes to Bristol Hippodrome from March 5, the production features the iconic music and lyrics by Academy Award, Tony and Emmy winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The much-loved musical comedy stars Brenda Edwards as Motormouth Maybelle and Layton Williams as Seaweed. Alongside award-winning comedian Norman Pace as WilburContinue reading “Talking Theatre: Brenda Edwards Discusses Hairspray The Musical – Part 1”

Review: The Band, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

As we entered Wales Millennium Centre’s Donald Gordon Theatre for the opening night of the musical, The Band, the audience were transported back to 1992 via old Ceefax pages being displayed on a large TV screen.  The screen worked as a scene setter proclaiming Take That at number one. As the display began to fade theContinue reading “Review: The Band, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff”

The Band To Take Audiences On Roller-Coaster Of Emotions In Cardiff

Written by award winning writer Tim Firth, The Band is a beautiful story for anyone who grew up with a boyband and how those songs became the soundtrack to their lives. For five 16-year-old girls in 1992, the band is everything. Twenty-five years on, we are reunited with the group of friends as they tryContinue reading “The Band To Take Audiences On Roller-Coaster Of Emotions In Cardiff”

Review: The Wedding Singer, Dolman theatre, Newport

The stage musical version of the Adam Sandler film, The Wedding Singer took to the stage of Newport’s Dolman Theatre on Thursday evening. As far as musicals go, The Wedding Singer makes several demands on its cast. Larger than life characters, strong vocal performances, big ensemble choreography sequences and  a constant  undercurrent of comedy allContinue reading “Review: The Wedding Singer, Dolman theatre, Newport”

Book Quickly For Remaining Centrestage Cymru Sister Act Tickets!

Raise your voice! The habits are on their way to Newport’s Dolman Theatre Stage! Following the outstanding success of their previous show 42nd Street, CentreStage Cymru return with the Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy Sister Act .  Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takesContinue reading “Book Quickly For Remaining Centrestage Cymru Sister Act Tickets!”

One Man, Two Guvnors Heads To Abergavenny

Following last year’s popular production of John Godber’s Bouncers, Black Rat Productions return to Abergavenny’s Borough Theatre with One Man, Two Guvnors on Saturday October 14 at 7.30pm. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall is at the centre of the production’s plot when he becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East EndContinue reading “One Man, Two Guvnors Heads To Abergavenny”

Theatre Review: Blood Brothers, New Theatre, Cardiff

2017 marks 30 years since Bill Kenwright’s production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers first toured the UK.  Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret. The show started very low key, withContinue reading “Theatre Review: Blood Brothers, New Theatre, Cardiff”

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