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Mamma Mia –Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Music & Lyrics: Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus Book: Catherine Johnson Director: Phyllida Lloyd  Reviewer: Taylor Simmons Mamma Mia, the smash hit musical based on the songs of Abba, has become a firm favourite among musical theatre lovers – and one which continues to pack houses. This current touring production is vibrant, colourful and full of youthful energy with a ...

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The Woman in Black – Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

A scene from The Woman In Black by Susan Hill @ Fortune Theatre.

Writer: Susan Hill Adaptor: Stephan Mallatratt Director: Robin Herford Reviewer: Carol Lovatt The imagination is a powerful tool in theatre. In The Woman in Black, it is teased and manipulated to create an atmospheric and ghoulish experience that penetrates the audience as if struck by a lightning bolt. It is how this production plays with the mind that makes it ...

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Jackie The Musical – Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent

Book: Mike James Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: Carol Lovatt Women of a certain age will instantly recognise the term Jackie and feel an affinity with this musical. Jackie was the magazine of choice when growing up in the 1970s and was packed full of advice relating to style, love and most importantly, boys. Essentially it touched on issues which previous ...

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Rocky Horror Show – Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show

Book/Lyrics/Music: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall The Rocky Horror Show needs little introduction to most of us. Another revival of this 40 year old musical classic finds itself jumping all the way to the left to Stoke-on-Trent. Not much has changed in this latest adaptation but fans of the show will certainly take to the absurdity and ...

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Avenue Q – Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Sarah Harlington (Kate) and Richard Lowe (Princeton) in Avenue Q 2016 UK Tour

Music and Lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Book: Jeff Whitty Director and Choreographer: Cressida Carré Reviewer: Steve Davies   With the obvious comparisons to popular puppet-based TV shows from our youth, Avenue Q has friendly monsters, life lessons, morality issues, songs, comedy and animation. The big difference on the stage is that all of these carry adult themes. Indeed ...

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Thriller Live – Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent

Director &Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Carol Lovatt   For a non-stop extravaganza of the music of Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five, Thriller Live is as close to the real thing as it comes. Even the remaining Jackson brothers, Tito, Marlon, Jermaine and Jackie have been moved to tears by the production. This is a piece of theatre that is ...

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Private Lives – Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Private Lives 2016 UK Tour Production Image

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Tom Attenborough Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall   “I can’t help but feel this is all rather unfortunate…” Unfortunate? Maybe. Dramatic, yet funny? Certainly. The Regent Theatre is the host for this 2016 revival of arguably Noel Coward’s most well-known romantic comedy. Private Lives is the story of questionable affection, deceit and aggression, which naturally combine to produce ...

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Peter Pan – The Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent

Promo Image for Peter Pan

Writer: J M Barrie Adaptor: Christian Patterson Co-Directed by Jonathan Wilkes &Christian Patterson Reviewer: Carol Lovatt It must be Christmas as the one and only Jonathan Wilkes is back in Stoke to delight theatre goers with this year’s festive production of that all time classic tale by J M Barrie, Peter Pan. Playing Mr Smee/Nanny McSmee, entertainer Jonathan Wilkes is ...

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