• Titanic The Musical @ Theatre Royal

    Make no mistake, Thom Southerland’s Titanic The Musical is nothing like the 1997 James Cameron film – except for the fact that the ship does, inevitably, sink. This chamber version by Maury Yeston (music and lyrics) and Peter Stone (story and book) has a cast list of 25 excellent...
  • MissImp @ Nottingham Playhouse

    It’s difficult to review an improv show without reviewing the genre as a whole. Reliably hit-and-miss, a group of people roaming through sketches or songs in search of a punchline is glorious when it comes off, and not much better than awkward when it doesn’t. So to enjoy any...
  • Lysistrata @ Lakeside Arts

    The sixth collaboration between Lakeside Arts and Nottingham New Theatre presents a hilarious take on Alan Sommerstein’s translation of Lysistrata. The play incorporated singing, dancing, water pistols and even plastic penises, that kept the audience laughing from start to finish. Five years ago, Lakeside Arts and Nottingham New Theatre...
  • No Woman’s Land @ Nottingham Lakeside Arts

    Described as a “politically charged nod to 1920s Kaberett”, focus on this form ends up undermining the political messages of No Woman’s Land, and while the play (or more accurately, performance piece) retains a fingerfull of redeeming features, it is by and large an incoherent mess. In 2015, Zoo...
  • Interview – The Medics’ Musical: West Side Story

    Every year, a group of fourth year medical students collaborate to put on a stage production, known as the Medics’ Musical. This year, they are performing West Side Story, and Impact sat down with a few of those involved to talk about the experience. Meeting before their rehearsal, the...
  • The Book of Mormon Musical @ Prince of Wales Theatre

    This uplifting musical follows the story of two Mormons who are sent to Uganda to teach people about their religion. I had never heard of the Mormon religion before seeing the show, a branch of Christianity initiated by Joseph Smith in the 1920s. They both trained as missionaries, and the...
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Theatre Royal

    When it comes to tried, tested, and loved musicals, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is among the top. Its unbelievably catchy music is written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, along with unforgettable lyrics by Tim Rice, two of the biggest names in the musical theatre world. Set alongside a...