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Caroline or Change review at the Playhouse Theatre West End

REVIEW | Caroline, Or Change | West End

Sharon D. Clarke reprises her role as Caroline in the poignant and life-affirming musical Caroline, Or Change and it proves to be a thought-provoking piece of theatre. It’s 1960s Louisiana and we are introduced to Caroline, a black maid in a liberal Jewish household who spends her days in the family’s basement. With the company…

Declan Bennett (Brendan) and Bronté Barbé (The Little Match Girl) (c) Tom Grace

INTERVIEW | Bronté Barbé Talks ‘Striking 12’ – The New Musical That Will Warm Your Heart This Festive Season

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale The Little Match Girl, Striking 12 is a festive musical about a man down on his luck who meets a Light Bulb Seller on New Years’ Eve that changes everything. With a punchy score of pop, rock and jazz, it’s a vibrant intimate production bursting with heart. I…

A Christmas Carol production photos, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh. Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 2018.

REVIEW | A Christmas Carol | RSC

Back for the second time, the much-loved tale of A Christmas Carol delights audiences at the Royal Shakespeare Company again this festive season. Dickens’ iconic tale is told through the eyes of the author himself, as the production opens with Dickens narrating his urge to make a change by telling a potent story about selflessness…

Geppetto in The Old Rep's Christmas production of Pinocchio. Photo by Anda Latsa

INTERVIEW | Alec Fellows-Bennett on the Pressure of Perfecting Children’s Theatre this Christmas

This year at the Old Rep Theatre, they have created a quintessential children’s Christmas production of Pinocchio to delight audiences of all ages over the festive period. I spoke to Alec Fellows-Bennett, who previously starred in the Old Rep Theatre’s last two Christmas shows and is now stepping into directorial shoes to direct this year’s…

Proof at the Hope Mill Theatre

INTERVIEW | Joseph Houston on Making his Directorial Debut at the Hope Mill Theatre with Proof

Joseph Houston owns half of the award-winning Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester with his husband William Whelton. This November, after three years of owning the regional venue he is making his directorial debut with a production of the American play Proof. “It is a story about father-daughter relationships, sisterhood, the power of love, and the…