The Crucible

The Crucible

Arthur Millers most-performed, and perhaps most popular, play, The Crucible, is set during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Miller presents us with a town in which petty land disputes, avarice and jealousy are exploited by a group of teenaged girls to create a climate in which ordinary people end up being hanged as witches... 

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

The latest adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's most beloved novel, Jane Eyre, was devised by the company at the Bristol Old Vic, led by Sally Cookson. The story tells of Jane’s childhood as an orphan in a bleakly religious school, then her job as a governess in the house of the novel’s hero, the eccentric and brooding Mr Rochester... 

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong

The old showbiz adage that “the show must go on” is usually invoked—in the aftermath of some behind-the-scenes calamity—before curtain-up, but the point of The Play That Goes Wrong is that the cast of this “Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society” production literally keep going—increasingly frantically, though not without displaying physical and verbal dexterity—when things start going awry after the curtain goes up... 

Scottish Ballet Hansel & Gretel

Scottish Ballet Hansel & Gretel

Forget what you know about the traditional Brothers Grimm fairy tale; Christopher Hampson has taken this classic tale and injected it with magic and modern charm, his choreography capturing and telling the story of each individual character with perfection, while making excellent use of the original score by Engelbert Humperdinck—that’s the 19th century German composer, of course, not the 1960s balladeer! Some of the visuals were so mesmerising in the first half of the performance that the second half sometimes lacked this same magical quality... 

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors, the cult classic that brought us endlessly popular tunes such as “Suddenly Seymour” and “Somewhere that’s Green” tells the story of Seymour and Audrey, two low-paid shop assistants who work in a failing florists in downtown New York... 

Democracy

Democracy

Rapture Theatre Company’s production of Michael Frayn’s Democracy is a far cry from their rendition of the Bay City Rollers musical, Shang-a-Lang which they performed in 2014... 

Mousetrap

Mousetrap

With the London production now spanning over 25,000 performances, it is clear that Agatha Christie’s play—set in the secluded, snow-bound Monkswell Manor Guest House where a murderer may be lurking—has a definitive penchant for drawing in audiences, and this new tour for 2016 brings all the elements from the West End show to audiences around the country... 

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

The gloriously grotesque cult-musical opens at New Wimbledon Theatre, complete with the necessarily capitalised X-Factor contestant RHYDIAN starring as The Dentist. Despite the glitzy ‘big name’, this tour production still feels inspired by its B-movie origins... 

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of the Hitchcock film of the John Buchan novel is certainly an impressive feat of theatre. A cast of just four manage to carry 90 minutes of action at breakneck pace with little time for catching breath... 

Singin In the Rain (Touring)

Singin In the Rain (Touring)

Liverpool Empire Theatre: 22nd Apr 7pm.