The golden era of 70’s sitcom; I am not quite old enough (honest!) to remember all of the golden oldies, but I remember watching re-runs as a child. One of my favourite’s was ‘Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em’ – Michael Crawford as hapless Frank Spencer was my favourite ever TV character, just the chaos and calamity that surrounded him,
Having worked in a secondary school, I know the play inside out through helping GCSE students study it in great detail. I was looking forward to seeing it on stage as opposed to reading the lines…and re-reading the lines…and dissecting them…many times! Upon entering the auditorium, we were greeted by hoards of students, on school trips with their teachers.
It’s cold, it’s December and town is getting busier! That must mean the panto is in town!This year’s offering from Theatre Royal is Cinderella, with this season’s celebrity line up including Gareth Gates as Prince Charming, Richard Cadell as Buttons, Les Dennis and Connor McIntyre as the Ugly Sisters and not forgetting Sooty and Sweep…as themselves. We all know the Cinderella
I am very lucky; I get to see Cinderella at the Theatre Royal twice this year! The first occasion was the Northern Ballet’s production of Cinderella. The scene opens with Cinderella as a happy-go-lucky little girl, playing outside, enjoying her birthday and happy with her family – father, step-mother and two step-sisters. After her step-sisters tease her, she loses