REVIEW: Peter Pan Goes Wrong – The worst production of Peter Pan you will ever see – and that is why it’s perfect

Peter Pan Goes Wrong - Image: Contributed Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 04 February 2020 Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields (Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie) Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Sam Dunning Star Rating: ★★★★★ In 1904 the first-ever production of Peter Pan was staged. J. M. Barrie’s pantomime...

English National Ballet Announces World Premiere Tour

Tamara Rojo - Photo Credit: Karolina Kuras Tamara Rojo CBE, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, will create a new version of the classic 19th-century ballet, Raymonda, after Marius Petipa. Marking her first foray into choreography and direction, Rojo adapts the three-act production for today’s audiences, revisiting this important but...

REVIEW: An Inspector Calls – Creative reproduction of a classic is sometimes a little confusing, but extremely entertaining

An Inspector Calls Tour - Image: Contributed Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 21 January 2020 Writer: J. B. Priestley Director: Stephen Daldry Reviewer: Sam Dunning Star Rating: ★★★1/2 1945 saw the first iteration of already well respected and successful J B Priestley‘s new play, An Inspector Calls. It immediately became a...

REVIEW: A perfectly relaxing couple of hours of escapism for the whole family

The Snowman - Photo Credit: Herbie Knott Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 15 January 2020 Star Rating: ★★★ Reviewer: Gemma Fincher The Snowman is a quintessential part of British history and it’s doubtful that anyone in the land will be unfamiliar with it. It may be a dank and dull January,...

REVIEW: Aladdin – Run, don’t walk to this outstanding festive, frolic of a panto

Lee Mead, Joe Pasquale, Debra Michaels and David Robbins in Aladdin at Milton Keynes Theatre – Image: Contributed Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 11 December 2019 Star Rating: ★★★★★ Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Come panto season, Milton Keynes Theatre can always be relied upon to pull out all the stops and deliver a gold-plated...

REVIEW: Kinky Boots – Laughter, tears, music, dance & endless fun, all shoe-horned into two sparkling hours…

The cast of Kinky Boots – UK Tour 2019 – Photo by Helen Maybanks Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 29 October 2019 Star Rating: ★★★★ Reviewer: Sam Dunning Many modern musicals showcase music and lyrics written by famous performers. From pop stars to rock groups, the involvement of already well-known and successful musicians...

REVIEW: The Exorcist – Visual effects & the central role turn heads, but other areas lack the same quality

The Exorcist 2019 UK Tour - Image Contributed Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 08 October 2019 Star Rating: ★★1/2 Reviewer: Sam Dunning In 1971 William Peter Blatty wrote a best-selling novel based on the supposedly true events of a child possessed by the devil. He adapted his book into an award winning, yet...

REVIEW: Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Flaming Fabulous!

Priscilla Queen of The Desert Photo Credit: Darren Bell Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 30 September 2019 Star Rating: ★★★★1/2 Reviewer: Sam Dunning In 1994 Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce and Terence Stamp starred in a film that simultaneously shocked and entertained the World. Following the journey of two drag queens and a transgender...

REVIEW: 9 to 5 The Musical – A fantastic night out from start to finish, ‘Pure and Simple’.

9 TO 5 The Musical. Amber Davies 'Judy Bernly'. Photo: Craig Sugden Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 24 September 2019 Star Rating: ★★★★ Reviewer: Sam Dunning 2008 saw the stage debut of 9 to 5, the musical based on the 1980’s hit movie starring songstress Dolly Parton, who also...

INTERVIEW: Diana Vickers tells us what audiences can expect from her new play The Entertainer

Diana Vickers is a multi-talented and versatile actor, singer and songwriter. Diana rose to fame during the 2008 series of The X Factor where she reached the semi-final thanks to some iconic and beautiful performances. Following her success on the show, she was cast in the West End revival of...