REVIEW: Waitress the Musical UK Tour – a delectable slice of musical theatre perfection

WAITRESS Tour Lucie Jones as Jenna, Sandra Marvin as Becky, Evelyn Hoskins as Dawn Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 04 October 2021 Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Star Rating: ★★★★ Waitress the Musical is the quintessential tale of a small-town girl with big dreams. Gifted pie-maker Jenna is trapped in an abusive marriage working in a local diner. […]

REVIEW: Looking Good Dead – a formidable adaptation of the Peter James novel

Adam Woodyatt and Gaynor Faye as Tom and Kellie Bryce in Looking Good Dead Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Writer:  Original by Peter James, adapted by Shaun McKenna Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer:   Ely King Star Rating: ★★★1/2 Looking Good Dead, a new play adapted from the book by no.1 best-selling author Peter James, begins its weeklong residence […]

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 rarely performed work of the […]

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, but The Snowman is going […]

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 production. This year is no […]

REVIEW: Glyndebourne Tour 2019: Rinaldo – a refreshing interpretation of a lesser known gem

Rinaldo (Jakub Józef Orliński) with Siren 2 (Emma Kerr), Woman (Sofia Larsson) and Siren 1 (Madison Nonoa-Horsefield) Photo Credit: Robbie Jack Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 15 November 2019 Star Rating: ★★★★ Reviewer: Alexia Anderson Written in 1711, Handel’s Rinaldo is set during the First Crusade of 1099. It was the first Italian opera written for a London […]