Hello Dolly! – 26 March 2019, Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield ***** I must admit that the only thing I know about the musical Hello Dolly! is the title song, so I was delighted to be invited to the dress rehearsal of Ellesmere Musical Theatre Company’s latest show to discover more and get a sneak peek at their […]

Babes in the Wood – 17 January 2019, Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield Christmas might be behind us but panto season is still in full swing in Sheffield so we were delighted that the first show we reviewed of 2019 was the rarely performed but delightfully told panto story of Babes in the Woods. Performing by the […]

Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – 5 December 2018, Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield ***** I have a surprising confession as a theatre reviewer, I am a Tim Rice / Andrew Lloyd Webber musical virgin, but what better time to change this than combined with celebrating the 50th anniversary of Southey Musical Theatre Company at the […]

Closer – 8 November 2018, Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield ***** This autumn’s trend for bringing to Sheffield stages productions that are famous for their film adaptations continues with this powerful and darkly funny production, performed by new independent Sheffield theatre company on me, Day One Theatre. Patrick Marber’s award winning drama follows the lives of four […]

Top five shows to see this November Following on from the success of last month’s top five, we are continuing to recommend in advance our top shows to see in Sheffield in November, in date order, alongside our regular reviews throughout the month: The Elvis Dead + Evil Dead 2 – 1 November 2018, Leadmill […]

Copacabana – 18 September 2018, Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield After winning our award for best musical (youth company) last year, I was delighted to be invited to the dress rehearsal of Splinters Theatre Group’s production of Copacabana. Featuring original songs by Barry Manilow, Copacabana is a tale of love and romance on the way to stardom […]