Beaker’s Place – 19 July 2018, DINA, Sheffield ***** When a new theatre company made up of some of my favourite student actors and production crew invite me to the preview show of their new Edinburgh Fringe show, the only possible answer was yes. Beakers’ Place tells the story of Beaker, the meticulous owner of […]

Disco Inferno – 11 July 2018, Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield Last year Woodseats Musical Theatre converted me to the delights of the jukebox musical so I was delighted to be in the audience for the opening night of their latest production Disco Inferno, a high energy musical set in the 1970s that promised to get audiences […]

Oliver! – 26 June 2018, Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield In my youth Oliver! was the first amateur musical I remember seeing on stage so I delighted in the irony that as an adult I was in the audience for a youth production of the much loved Lionel Bart musical that brings the classic tale of Oliver […]

The Castaways – 20 June 2018, Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield As part of Sheffield’s Migration Matters Festival I was excited to be in the audience for White Tree Theatre’s The Castaways, which promised to turn the international refugee crisis on its head. Set in the not too distant future, where flooding and costal erosion have ravaged […]

Spend Spend Spend – 13 June 2018, Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield ***** Spend Spend Spend is a musical that I feel I should have seen already based on a real life story I feel I should know more about, so I was delighted to solve both problems by being in the audience for the opening night […]

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest – 11 June 2018, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield ***** I had managed to double book myself for this evening, but when you are offered a theatre ticket to the hottest new production in Sheffield I couldn’t say no, which is how I found myself in the audience for the final […]

Interview – Maddie Rice After seeing the incredible production of Fleabag at the Studio Theatre, Sheffield on Tuesday (read my review here) I was delighted when Maddie Rice, who plays Fleabag, agreed to an interview. Me: For those who haven’t come across Maddie Rice before tell us more about yourself? Maddie: I am an actor […]

Fleabag – 30 May 2018, Studio Theatre, Sheffield Theatres ***** Like Anna from This Life two decades before, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s cult BBC creation Fleabag is both a character I can see parts of myself in and am fascinated by and who I also know I would hate if I met in real life, so I […]

Spamalot – 16 May 2018, Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield ***** After recently being introduced to the comedy of Monty Python by my boyfriend, I was delighted that we could both be in the audience for the opening night of Southey Musical Theatre Society’s production of the Monty Python musical Spamalot. Winner of the 2005 Tony Award […]