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.
Ghost Stories: the show comes with a warning – not suitable for under 15s or those with a nervous disposition – so you could sense the audience was full of that nervous excitement when you know something is going to happen but you don’t quite know what… Appropriate music and lighting adds to the atmosphere as we take our
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
“The hills are alive with the…” even if you have never seen the film (what?) this song is instantly recognisable – Nottingham Operatic Society brings us The Sound of Music For those that have never seen it – set in Salzburg, Austria in the late 30s, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical from the early 1960s is still a much loved classic