REVIEW: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Panto

Get ready to shout, shimmy, boo, hiss, cheer and sing in a festive knees-up for all the family as this year Snow White is waking up in Manchester. And strictly villain turned Evil Queen, Craig Revel Horwood, is joining too. Pantomimes have been a massive British tradition since the 1700s…

REVIEW: Amelie the Musical | Opera House

GIFTED Amelie the Musical is an adaptation of the wonderfully popular French film of the same name. The 2001 movie is a romantic dream-flick so I was tres excited to catch this stage version. But did I deteste or amour? (The only french I can remember) Well… This Parisian story…

REVIEW: Club Tropicana | Opera House Manchester

I’m going to start this with quite a bold statement. Club Tropicana is probably the funniest Musical I have ever seen. Yes I said it. I feel it’s deserved given I belly laughed at 80% of the show. Club Tropicana is Benidorm meets Fawlty Towers. It’s a simple love story…

REVIEW: Motown the Musical | Opera House

Who has heard of Motown? I hope everyone’s hands are up in the air! Including my mums. I am not exaggerating when I say she squealed with excitement when I told her she was going. Motown was her moment. Her time. She lived this era with her brother and sister.…

REVIEW: Annie the Musical

How many times have you seen Annie? I am definitely up there in the twenties somewhere. It’s always on TV. Like all the time. The original, not the 2014 one. I still haven’t seen that yet! Should I? As a child I would find a broom and loudly bang it…

REVIEW: Cinderella Panto | Opera House, Manchester

It’s Panto season, which means it’s Christmas time! Now, I know a pantomime is a bit like marmite. Bitter and over powering. Oh no, I mean you love them or hate them. That’s the one. I sit firmly in the ‘love’ camp wearing my horrible knit jumper and scoffing a…

REVIEW: Kinky Boots the Musical | Manchester

What do you get when you mix Cyndi Lauper with the 2005 comedy drama Kinky Boots? A sassy, sexy and super feel good Musical. A nicely rounded 10 years after the films release, Kinky Boots the Musical opened on the West End and now only 3 years later it is…

REVIEW: Fat Friends the Musical | Manchester

Fat Friends is a laugh a minute Musical with enough comedy to make your cheeks hurt. I knew nothing about this show going in. Nothing. So boy was I pleasantly surprised when I realised it was a good ole’ working class, Northern comedy. I knew then it was guaranteed to…