Melanie Blake’s The Thunder Girls at The …

As women, we are all products of our experiences and the decisions we make along the way, but we have one thing in common –…

Theatre review: Les Miserables at Manchester Palace Theatre

Quite how I got to my grand age as a musical and literature lover without seeing Les Miserables on stage is beyond me. I was…

Theatre review: Annie at Manchester Opera House starring …

Annie is a memorable track on the the long-playing record of my childhood. My little sister and I spent hours watching, dreaming and singing along…

Theatre review: The rise and fall of Little …

The rise and fall of Little Voice was first staged at Bolton’s Octagon Theatre around seven years ago and its return sees a shakeup of…

Panto review: Cinderella starring Gareth Gates, Les Dennis, …

Scenes from life, often in a ridiculous manner. This could easily describe recent scenes in central government or any number of recent reality TV shows. But…

Wicked review: Defying Gravity in Manchester for a …

I was there in Manchester for the fan-fared premiere of this touring production of Wicked in 2013. It’s been round the world since and in…

Theatre review: J.M.Barrie’s Peter Pan …

I feel that little tingling of Christmas joy following my first panto production of the year – here is my review of Peter Pan at…