• On Golden Pond @ The Lace Market Theatre

    ‘Can I get you a coffee? How ya doing?’ Ethel Thayer (Carol Parkinson) will ask you. She is pleasant and likable. ‘Might be my last’, jokes back Norman Thayer (Geoff Longbottom). Norman is Ethel’s blithe and jovial counterpart. I am willing Norman Thayer to die. Cheery, affable, cordial and nice:...
  • The Comedy of Errors @ Nottingham New Theatre

    Two sets of identical twins (two masters, two servants), two named Antipholus and the other two Dromio, all unknowingly end up in the same city having been separated in a shipwreck twenty five years previously. Sounds a bit confusing? But this co-production by Fine Frenzy and The Nottingham New...
  • The Mousetrap @ Theatre Royal

    Famed for its record-breaking run, The Mousetrap is a truly renowned piece of theatre, which originally captivated audiences at Theatre Royal Nottingham in 1952. Since then it has been performed over 25,000 times, becoming one of the most successful productions in history. Celebrating its 60th anniversary the play returns to...
  • Pub Quiz Is Life @ Nottingham New Theatre

    Richard Bean’s Pub Quiz is Life deals with the multiplicity of issues surrounding unemployed modern Britain. Throughout the play, the cast seamlessly deliver dark themes comically without undermining the essence of desperation the characters face. Directed by Jess Courtney, the bold cast successfully manages to synthesise comedy and futility...
  • Nottingham New Theatre UNCUT: Little Red

    ‘possibility leads to opportunity…’ Do not be fooled by what appears to be innocent albeit wise words. I quickly learnt that I was not in for an innocent depiction of the well known fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood. No, not at all! Alternatively, in the space of an intense...
  • Prodijig’s Footstorm @ Theatre Royal

    Being more enthusiast than expert in dance, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Footstorm, the latest production by Prodijig, a company that specialises in Irish dancing. Using an energetic form of dance that blended traditional Irish dancing with tap dance and heavy bass beats, Prodijig presented a sci-fi...
  • East @ Nottingham New Theatre

    Stephen Berkoff’s East deals with growing up and the rites of passage in London’s East End. Set in 1975, this verse play captures the essence of family relations in a beguiling manner. The cast itself consists of Mike (James Bentley) and Les (James Pardon), two East End badboys with...