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REVIEW | The Band | UK Tour

Take That’s new musical The Band opened their sparkling new musical The Band in Manchester last night to a tumultuous reception in an evening a lot of people will never forget. Opening in 1992 and centred around five girls and their unbreakable friendship, it’s a heart-warming story about growing up and growing apart. We are…

REVIEW | Grease | UK Tour

Grease was the word last night at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, as the brand new UK tour opened. Bringing back the classic hit songs through the narrative we all know and love, this production of Grease felt fresh and had some impressive production values.  Telling the iconic tale of two high school sweethearts Danny…

REVIEW | Hansel & Gretel | Opera North

Opera North bring Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel to the stage and it is a glorious modern adaptation of the classic fairy tale. After seeing a lot of Opera North’s traditional operas, it was refreshing to see something with a contemporary twist. Adapting the story from the classic tale, Hansel and Gretel live in an inner city…

Emma Hatton in Evita UK Tour

INTERVIEW | Emma Hatton | Evita UK Tour

Emma Hatton is best known for her exceptional performance as Elphaba in Wicked for nineteen months in the West End. Taking on the role of another powerful woman with stellar solos, she has embarked on a UK tour playing Eva Perón in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s highly acclaimed musical Evita. Emma’s love for musical theatre spurred from…

REVIEW | Funny Girl | UK Tour

Sheridan Smith steps into the starring role of Fanny Brice yet again for the UK tour of the West End hit Funny Girl. Comedic young Jewish girl Fanny is desperate to be a star, she is confident in her strong vocals and natural comedy, and believes she belongs on the stage. However, many people in…

Narvik - Production photo 2 (0259). Photo by Alex Mead, Decoy Media

REVIEW | Narvik | UK Tour

Capturing the stark imagery of World War 2, Narvik is an enigmatic piece of theatre about love and loss. Touching deeply on the emotions through the use of poetic language, it is an excellent display of storytelling. Home MCR is the perfect setting for Box Of Tricks’ tour of Narvik. Set in a studio theatre, the intimate setting heightens…

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