All Shook Up – 12 July 2017, Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield So far I have resisted musicals based on the songs of an individual artist, but I gave in to see All Shook Up, based on the songs of Elvis Presley. Performed by Woodseats Musical Theatre Company, the feel good musical is set over a 24 […]

Sister Act – 5 July 2017, Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield Growing up in a family where the original movie was a film favourite, I was delighted to be in the audience for the opening night of Easy Street Theatre Company’s production of Sister Act, at Montgomery Theatre until Saturday 8th July. Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, an […]

Leadmill Comedy Festival – Interviews My favourite Sheffield comedy venue, the Leadmill, is holding its first ever comedy festival from Monday 5th to Sunday 11th June, featuring over 53 acts across 41 shows and on three different stages, including a the Blunderbus parked outside. To mark the occasion I am delighted to have interviewed several of […]

Brief Encounter – 16 May 2017, Sheffield Library Theatre Although I have never seen the film of Brief Encounter, I know so many references from the it that I feel like I do, so I was delighted to be in the audience for the opening night for the Tudor Players 50th anniversary year production of […]

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels  – 10 May 2017, Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield As a fan of both musicals and stories of cons, I was delighted to be in the audience for the opening night of the South Yorkshire premier of a show that combines the two, Southey Musical Theatre’s production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, at the Montgomery […]

Singin’ In The Rain – 10 May 2017, Sheffield City Hall I have a confession, Singin’ In The Rain is my favourite musical of all time, so of course I couldn’t be anywhere else than in the audience for the opening night of Manor Operatic Society’s production at Sheffield City Hall until Saturday 13 May. […]

Laura Theis – Interview One of the highlights of this year’s Folk Weekend Oxford (the tickets part of my Christmas present to my boyfriend) was coming across the very talented and exciting singer/song writer Laura Theis, so I was delighted when she agreed to this interview (and when my boyfriend brought her album Badass Snow White). Me: […]

The Producers – 26 April 2017, University of Sheffield Drama Studio If it wasn’t one of my boyfriend’s favourite musicals I may never have discovered Mel Brooks’ The Producers but after seeing the hilarious original film I was delighted that we were both in the audience for Sheffield University Performing Arts Society (SUPAS) production of the […]

A Chorus Line – 10 April 2017, Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield (Written by guest reviewer Peter Taranaski) Tickets available for the show between 10-13 April 2017 here Easy Street Theatre’s Facebook page here Introduction Through the courtyard and into the rather hip and bohemian venue known as the “Yellow Arch” in Sheffield; there is a […]

Neighbourhood Watch – 5 April 2017, University of Sheffield Drama Studio I have never had the desire to join a neighbourhood watch but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t have the desire to be in the audience for the opening night of Midland Players performance of Alan Ayckbourn’s 2011 dark comedy Neighbourhood Watch at the […]