Theatre Reviews

ALADDIN – Theatre Royal Plymouth

______ 18 January 2024 ______ 5***** ______ Over recent years there have been a number of musicals produced which are primarily aimed at the younger audience; two of which come to mind, ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’ and ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’; both productions I reviewed at Theatre Royal Plymouth. Both shows were thoroughly disappointing. Unmagical …

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CORMAC RICHARDS THEATRE AWARDS 2023 – THE WINNERS

CORMAC RICHARDS THEATRE AWARDS 2023     DUD OF THE YEAR I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY – THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH (TOURING) ______ DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY – THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH (TOURING) ______ COMEDY PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR   FLATSPIN – MANOR PAVILION THEATRE SIDMOUTH  ______ MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR …

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CORMAC RICHARDS THEATRE AWARDS 2023 – NOMINATIONS

COMEDY PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR ROLEPLAY – MANOR PAVILION THEATRE, SIDMOUTH THE 39 STEPS – MANOR PAVILION THEATRE, SIDMOUTH PAST TENTS – ALMA TAVERN THEATRE, BRISTOL (TOURING) WODEHOUSE IN WONDERLAND  – EXETER NORTHCOTT THEATRE (TOURING) RUN FOR YOUR WIFE – MANOR PAVILION THEATRE, SIDMOUTH PRIVATE LIVES – MANOR PAVILION THEATRE, SIDMOUTH THE WAY OLD FRIENDS …

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CORMAC RICHARDS – REVIEW OF THE THEATRE YEAR 2023 – PART TWO

Following a really mixed bag in the first six months, what would the second half offer? JULY The second offering in the Sidmouth Summer Season was BOEING-BOEING, the classic, if rather dated comedy of multiple relationships at the same time. Well directed by Rob McWhir, the cast were universally excellent with an outstanding physical performance …

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