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Review: Minority Report

Having seen the film of Minority Report many years ago, I recall being both impressed and bemused by the convoluted storyline that unfolded. How then, was it going to translate to live theatre, I wondered. But this innovative, brand-new stage production, based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, and adapted for stage by […]

Review: Wicked, Birmingham Hippodrome

Wicked is based on a novel by Gregory Maguire which regales the incredible untold story of The Wizard of Oz from the perspective of the witches: Glinda, the Witch of the North, and Elphaba, The Wicked Witch of the West. Winner of more than 100 global awards, Wicked has already been seen by 65 million people worldwide and […]

Review: Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

We all know the animated film – based on the adventures of unlikely besties, Shrek and Donkey, as they endeavour to complete their quest of defeating the dragon and saving Princess Fiona. It’s been a few years, with the kids in tow, since I last enjoyed its live adaptation, but when I heard everyone’s favourite […]

Review: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Retelling revered author Roald Dahl’s classic story, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory comes with a big responsibility. I was delighted to see then that Playful Productions’ update of the iconic children’s book stays faithful to everything we hold dear about this heartwarming tale of Charlie Bucket’s rags to riches adventure – despite being successfully adapted […]