An interview with Edward Scissorhands | Matthew Bourne

The performance Edward was endearing, innocent and uplifting from the moment he shuffled on stage. All of the impressive scenes from the film were captured in moments of magic. It’s true, you forget words aren’t present as only movement takes you on this emotional journey. Finally, the iconic and powerful…

Shrek the Musical | Why families should go

Shrek is a brilliant animation turned musical about an Ogre who sets off on a quest (with a talkative donkey) to save a feisty princess locked in a tower. Throw in a gang of fairytale misfits and a Lord with a small (haha) problem and you have a SHREKTASTIC show.…

Monty Python Live (mostly) | Live Broadcast

Thirdly I had never seen ANY Monty Python before. I’ve heard a few Spamalot tunes as an avid musical theatre fan, but no actual clips starring the orginal actors. So, this is a short review from a Monty Novice. Sixthly I was excited that I recognised one actor! FYI, it…

Buddy Holly | Alhambra Bradford

N.B. This is not an extract from the play. It is an original piece that I wrote.  Script Date – May 1957 Location – KDAV Radio Station, Lubbock, Texas, USA EXT. KDAV Building Front. The radio station is a small brick building with two large white windows and an overhead…

Annie get your gun! | Manchester

*Say in a Southern American drawl* Fancy a knees up? A healthy hoe down? A rootin’ tootin’ good time? If you answered yes, then hell, this is the musical for you! It is a simple story about poor uneducated Annie, who happens to be a hell of a shot with…

I wanna Rock! of ages (tour) | Manchester

The Bourbon Room, 1987.   On entry you’re greeted by boobylicious live singers and staff rockin’ bandanas. The buzz hits you and you’ll start itching for the show. Disclaimer* That won’t be due to any sexual disease caught on premises but we can’t guarantee it isn’t something to do with…

War Horse | NTLive Broadcast

NTLive This is the crazy yet genius combination of theatre in the cinema. It’s been all the rage for a while now and I finally got my first taste of it, and with an award winning production like War Horse, I was pretty excited. Luckily I was in Pictureville Cinema…

The Perfect Murder | Manchester

An Advert Does your partners out of tune humming piss you off? Or their inhumanly loud chewing? Maybe the constant snoring is unbearable? Well forget couples counselling, what you need is to commit the perfect murder! Conspiring is the best bit and yes, Google is a great tool for that…