Reviews

Review : Hairspray – Theatre Royal Nottingham

Love is in the air this week and what better way to share the love and laughter with Tracy Turnblad and the rest of the gang from the hit musical Hairspray. Baltimore 1962, Tracey Turnblad with her big hair and an even bigger heart sets out to follow her dream and to dance on The Corny Collins Show on television. After winning over the hearts of the local community she soon finds herself wanting to Read more…

By James Jarvis, ago
Theatre

Review : Son of a Preacher Man, Theatre Royal Nottingham

Ever the strong critic on Strictly Come Dancing, I had high expectations as Craig Revel Horwood directs Son of a Preacher Man, a story of lost love and broken hearts and the hope that one man can help them – The Preacher Man – also the name of the record shop back in the 60s where he was well known for his advice to cure the lonely hearts… It started out with great promise as Read more…

By Marie Addison, ago
Theatre

Comedian Norman Pace To star in Hairspray The Musical at Theatre Royal Nottingham 13-24 Feb 2018

Norman Pace (ITV1’s The Hale and Pace Show) will play Wilbur Turnblad in the major UK tour of the smash hit musical Hairspray, visiting the Theatre Royal Nottingham from Tuesday 13 to Saturday 24 February 2018. He will be joined by Matt Rixon (The Ladykillers, Around the World in 80 Days) reprising his role as Edna Turnblad, musical theatre star Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, The X Factor) returning as Motormouth Maybelle and Read more…

By James Jarvis, ago
Theatre

Review : Tango Moderno – Theatre Royal Nottingham

Thanks to the huge popularity of Strictly Come Dancing, many of the seasoned professionals get the opportunity to delight audiences across the country with various dance productions – none more so than Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace. Adam Spiegel presents Tango Moderno, directed and choreographed by Karen Bruce. This is the fourth show since 2011 co-choreographed and starring Vincent and Flavia. With Olivier Award nominations under their belts for past shows I was looking forward Read more…

By Marie Addison, ago
Theatre

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE ‘68 SPECIAL : THIS IS ELVIS

STEVE MICHAELS’ masterful renditions of The King and his music have garnered him worldwide fame, and appearances alongside the extraordinary Jordanaires and the Sweet Inspirations as well as Elvis’s legendary drummer DJ Fontana and bassist Jerry Scheff. It’s 1968 – the major musical event of the year is the first live TV special for Elvis Presley in what will come to be known as ‘The ’68 Comeback Special’. Drawing phenomenal ratings, this event re-establishes Elvis Read more…

By James Jarvis, ago
Theatre

Review : Dear Esther Live – Royal Concert Hall Nottingham

Having recently replayed the video game version of Dear Esther on the Xbox One, everything was fresh in mind, the atmosphere, haunting words, captivating visuals and of course the stunning immersion when the orchestra starts to play, it was something quite glorious on the digital front, but what about in the realest possible way, a live production. We visit the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham to check out another video game making the transformation from digital Read more…

By James Jarvis, ago
Theatre

Freddie Flintoff to star in Fat Friends – the Musical at the Theatre Royal Nottingham

Following his stage debut in November 2017 at the Leeds Grand Theatre, Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff will star in Fat Friends – the Musical at the Theatre Royal Nottingham for the first five performances, from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 March 2018. Freddie will play Kevin Chadwick opposite Jodie Prenger as his fiancée, Kelly. The production will continue to run until Saturday 30 March with WhatsOnStage Award nominee Joel Montague. One of the world’s most recognised Read more…

By James Jarvis, ago
Music

Grieves drops new video ahead of returning to tour the UK in February 2018

Following a three year hiatus, we are thrilled to announce that Seattle rapper/producer Grieves will be returning to the UK in February 2018 for his ‘Running Wild European Tour’. Grieves has re-emerged with a follow up to his chart topping 2014 release ‘Winter & The Wolves’. ‘Running Wild’ has a modernized sound that is lush and intoxicating, pairing punchy drums with thick layers of synths and warm bass lines. Whether dark and moody or upbeat Read more…

By James Jarvis, ago
Theatre

Dear Esther Live Comes to Nottingham

A deserted Hebridean landscape, memories of a fatal crash, a book written by a dying man – explore a haunting, deserted, island shrouded in mystery in a live performance of the videogame Dear Esther. Starting on a small beach, only brooding cliffs and a small lighthouse in sight, BAFTA-nominated narrator Oliver Dimsdale takes you through the game, journeying from a desolate Scottish island, to a car crash on the M5, to a crisis of faith Read more…

By James Jarvis, ago
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