REVIEW – Cluedo:  A barmy night of murder mystery high jinks

Cluedo Production Image – 2022 UK Tour Credit Craig Sugden Venue: The Alexandra, Birmingham Performance Date: 03 May 2022 Reviewer: Alex Birch Star Rating: ★★★★ Debuting last month at Bath’s Theatre Royal, Cluedo is a new offering from Mark Bell, the director of The Play That Goes Wrong. This week, it’s playing at Birmingham’s beloved Alexandra Theatre until Saturday. […]

REVIEW: Dreamboats and Petticoats: Bringing on Back the Good Times!

Venue: The Alexandra, Birmingham Performance Date: 21 March 2022 Reviewer: Alex Birch Star Rating: ★★★ Jukebox musical Dreamboats and Petticoats is set in mid-sixties Essex and is unapologetic about being targeted at the baby boomer demographic. Featuring beehive hairdos, live singing, and energetic dance numbers aplenty, it’s a trip down nostalgia road for mature audiences. The production is the […]

REVIEW: Fatal Attraction – the iconic movie is given a new lease of life

Oliver Farnworth as Dan and Kim Marsh as Alex in Fatal Attraction Tour Credit: Tristram Kenton Venue: The Alexandra, Birmingham Performance Date: 01 March 2022 Reviewer: Alex Birch Star Rating: ★★★★ Whatever your views on the 1987 erotic thriller Fatal Attraction, it certainly made a lasting impact on our culture. Starring Michael Douglas as Dan, a […]

REVIEW: School of Rock – a commitment to excellence that shines throughout

The cast of School of Rock UK Tour – Photo Paul Coltas Venue: The Alexandra, Birmingham Performance Date: 31 January 2022 Reviewer: Alex Birch Star Rating: ★★★★★ Remember School of Rock? In 2003, almost twenty years ago, the Hollywood comedy film helmed by a youthful Jack Black was an international box office hit. Family-friendly without being […]