REVIEW: Ghost Stories – a supernatural success

(AD – gifted) I love a good scare! That feeling of fear, within the safe walls of a theatre, is extremely thrilling but very hard to pull off. In fact, I’ve never experienced a scary play on stage… until Ghost Stories that is! Coming from the disturbing minds of Jeremy…

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: Circus 1903 – the greatest show is in town

Forget the Greatest Showman when you can watch the greatest show in Salford. Circus 1903 is a classic spectacle with magic to make you smile and stunts to make you go wild. American Ring Master, Willy, sets the scene. We will take a step back in time to the golden…

Noises Off – the original comedy about a play that goes wrong

Are you a fan of A Play That Goes Wrong? If so, you need to get yourself a ticket to Noises Off. It’s the original, farcical British comedy about a play that well and truly goes belly up. Performed in three sections over two acts, we see a less than…

REVIEW: The House on Cold Hill | Opera House

Who doesn’t love a good ghost story? I’m well versed at reading them but how does this stage adaptation compare? The House on Cold Hill, which has a follow up planned for October 2019, is by one of my favourite writers, Peter James. His Roy Grace series is addictive and…

REVIEW: The Girl on the Train | The Lowry

The Girl on the Train hit our shelves in 2015 and quickly became a smash hit. It sold way over 1 millions copies, topped the New York Times list of best sellers, claimed a Hollywood movie and now has its own stage show. So it’s a little bit popular. I’m…

REVIEW: Seance | Royal Exchange Theatre

Scary movies and thriller novels unusually take me to a happy place, so you can imagine I was immediately intrigued by the theatrical experience, Seance. A seance is defined as “a meeting at which people attempt to make contact with the dead, especially through the agency of a medium.” It’s…

REVIEW: The Almighty Sometimes | Royal Exchange Theatre

The Almighty Sometimes tackles the subject of mental health with a delicate yet intense hand and a fistful of Northern humour. But before a review, a rant. Mental Health. It’s still a taboo topic. In 2018?! People are afraid to talk about it. Yet I would argue that most of…