The Rocky Horror Show | Theatre Review

It’s just a jump to the left, and then a step to the wonderfully weird.   To say you’ve never seen The Rocky Horror Show is akin to some as saying you’ve never seen Dirty Dancing. As a show which has truly reached cult status be prepared to be greeted by aghast faces and chimes of “you HAVE to see it! You’d LOVE it”. This reaction rightly set pretty high expectations for the opening night at the Regent Theatre in Stoke and the cast made partly of Ben Freeman, Diana Vickers, Paul Cattermole and Liam Tamne as the infamous Dr Frank…

Puppetry of the Penis | Theatre Review

If there’s one thing which will make me screech with laughter in the foyer of a theatre and implore that you ABSOLUTELY MUST go and watch it, it’s Puppetry of the Penis. Yes, that’s right. Penises. Penises and Puppetry. Puppet Penises some might say. Others might say “oh hell no, what on earth?” It seems that people aren’t quite prepared for the possibility of a male anatomy to resemble anything other than the male anatomy, and they certainly open to seeing it on stage at the theatre. It’s a pretty simple set up if you’re not privy to it: two…

Hairspray UK Tour | Theatre Review

When the curtain came up on the opening night of Hairspray UK Tour at the Regent Theatre in Hanley to Tracy Tumblad’s (Freya Sutton) performing the opening number Good Morning Baltimore, I was sure I was the only person in the auditorium who had no clue what this, quite frankly, infamous story was all about. Of course, I knew about John Travolta in a wig and it’s cult status, but that’s where the knowledge stopped. Hairspray, I know. VO5, Elnett even Silvikrin with it’s grandma-esque smell which makes your eyes water, but this was a whole other animal and at 29 years…

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