Writer: Sharon Clark Director: Kate Hewitt Designer: Conor Murphy Music: Timothy X Atack Reviewer: Leah Tozer It’s late. We’re walking into a snow-covered scene, carrying a rose to ‘pay our respects’. We are greeted by rows of radios that remind us of gravestones that we pick up and put around our necks – and just like that, in walking from one room to another, Raucous’ Ice ...Read More »
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Writer: Mike James Director: Geinor Styles Reviewer: Donna Kelly Since Sir Tom Jones first shot to fame in 1965, the Welsh singer has had sold over 100million records worldwide, claiming 36 Top 40 hits in the UK and 19 in the US. Surprising then that it’s taken almost 50 years for his inspirational story to be brought to the stage. ...Read More »
Writer: Mike Jame Director: Geinor Styles Reviewer: Scott Matthewman It’s not unusual for a pop act’s back catalogue to be plundered to create an biographical jukebox musical. The West End currently has three in play – Sunny Afternoon, Beautiful and Jersey Boys (four if you also count Motown, five with the non-narrative Thriller Live). So Theatr Na Nóg’s idea of ...Read More »
Writer: Mike James Music Director: Ben Goddard Director: Geinor Styles Reviewer: Barbara Michaels It’s not unusual to make a musical about a legend – think Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers et al. So what is different about this one? For starters, it’s a Welsh production as is only fitting for a musical about the boy from the Valleys of ...Read More »
Adaptation: Dominic Cooke Composer: Simon Slater Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Mysticism and magic are at the fore in this adaptation of an old story in Rachel O’Riordan’s production Arabian Nights. There is plenty to wonder at in Dominic Cooke’s clever modernized version of the classic tale of Scheherazade ( familiar to many as One thousand and one ...Read More »
Writer: Mike James Director: Geinor Styles Musical Director: Ben Goddard Reviewer: Glen Pearce Long before Sir Tom Jones sat in the big red revolving chairs on The Voice, a young Tommy Woodward was gaining his own reputation for his own voice in the pubs and clubs of 1960s Pontypridd. From singing ballads solo in the pub to standing in ...Read More »