The frightening and the fabulous

Review: Alice in Wonderland – Blackshaw Theatre

Theatre | 13/05/2015

Young or old, everyone loves a good fairy tale adaptation. Alice in Wonderland has always been an interesting one with everyone from Disney to the Care Bears having their shot at retelling the classic not to mention Burton’s Gothic twist on the treasured tale. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s most famous work, …keep reading

Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Theatre, Uncategorized | 07/05/2015

Musical adaptations of popular  films have become a fast moving trend in the theatre world with everything from Legally Blonde to the BodyGuard having a pop at their take on the Jukebox musical. When the next new kid on the block comes along promising the same thing it’s easy to become fearful, no one wants …keep reading

Review: Into the Woods

Film, Theatre | 17/12/2014

‘ Be careful what you wish for in the woods…’ warns Sondheim’s classic musical Into The Woods – The Grimm fairytales’ answer to Love Actually of the musical genre. A mish mash of stories that link everyone’s favourite goodies and baddies of fairy folk law together in a dark adaptation of their fables. As far …keep reading

A Lad In Tights – Adult Panto ooh er!

Apples and Pears, Theatre | 17/12/2014

It’s that time of year again- panto season, where girls and boys from across the land are treated to favourite fairytales, pantomime dames – ready to shout ‘he’s behind you!’ But this novelty isn’t for everyone especially those over the legal drinking age – so what happens when someone comes up with the concept of …keep reading

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Theatre | 09/09/2014

Earlier this summer the National Theatre’s award winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time took to it’s new home at the Gielgud Theater, London West End. Winner of 7 Olivier awards, including best new play and adapted from the popular Mark Haddon novel, I was curious about this show but …keep reading

Into The Woods – first official trailer

Film, Theatre | 06/08/2014

This week we were treated to the unveiling of the first official Into The Woods trailer! Following suit of the musicals to movies movement whose followers are still on a Les Miserables come down, the director of Chicago and producer of Wicked take us on a dark journey into the woods. The Stephen Sondheim classic …keep reading

Edge of Seventeen- What Do You Expect? Theatre

Theatre | 06/08/2014

What Do You Expect Theatre? Edge of Seventeen- a new play by Laura Patricia Jones, directed by Charlotte Peters. Reviewed by Jack Ratcliffe at the Horse and Stables Waterloo Imagine Roald Dahl’s Matilda as a teenager in a world where she never possessed telekinetic powers: a troubled home life, an adult with a grudge and …keep reading