REVIEW: Into the Night, Original Theatre

This imaginative retelling of what happened in Cornwall on the night of 19th December 1981 is filled with clever elements to bring the story to life but can feel slightly underpowered in places. Based on Michael Sagar-Fenton’s book Penlee: The Loss of a Lifeboat, Frazer Flintham’s Into the Night is an extraordinary tale of courage… Read More

REVIEW: The Dream of Christmas by Gary Barlow

The singer has released his first Christmas album – but is it worth a listen? There comes a point in every singer’s career in which releasing a Christmas album seems inevitable – but with his first festive release, Gary Barlow is able to show that it is possible to release a Christmas album and still… Read More

Review Round Up: The Tragedy of Macbeth

We round up the reviews for Joel Cohen’s new film, set to be released in cinemas on the 26th December and through Apple TV+ on the 14th January. The Guardian: ***** “With Shakespeare’s text cut right back, it’s a version that brings us back to the language by framing the drama in theatrical, stylised ways:… Read More

NEWS: UK Release Date Announced for Jessica Kingdon’s Ascension

It has been confirmed the documentary will be released on the 14th January. MTV Documentary Films has announced that it will be releasing Oscar shortlisted documentary Ascension in UK cinemas on the 14th January. Directed, edited and shot by US based Chinese-American filmmaker Jessica Kingdon, the film explores the pursuit of wealth and the paradox… Read More

NEWS: Trailer Released for Nightmare Alley

Guillermo del Toro’s film is set to be released in the UK on the 21st January. A new trailer has been released for Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming new film, set to be released through Searchlight Pictures next month. When charismatic but down-on-his-luck Stanton Carlisle endears himself to clairvoyant Zeena and her has-been mentalist husband Pete… Read More

Review Round Up: The Book of Dust, Bridge Theatre

We round up the reviews for the stage adaptation based on Philip Pullman’s fantasy tale. The Guardian: **** “Hytner displays the same wizard’s touch for turning Pullman’s fast, fantasy narratives into theatrical gold. His supremely elegant production is vast, but never unruly, on a set that dazzles but does not swamp the storytelling.” iNews: ***… Read More

NEWS: Immersive Peaky Blinders Experience to Open in London

It has been confirmed that the new experience based on the BBC series will open in London next year. Producers Immersive Everywhere, in association with Caryn Mandabach Productions and Steven Knight, have confirmed that the brand new immersive experience will open at The Vanguard Theatre in Camden in the Summer 2022. This is the first… Read More

NEWS: World Premiere of Claus the Musical Announced

The musical will make its debut at The Lowry in Salford on the 14th December 2022. This new musical based on L.Frank Baum’s classic story is set to feature music and lyrics from Andy Collyer and will be directed by Kate Golledge. Abandoned as a baby in the magical Forest of Burzee, he is gifted… Read More

Review Round Up: Nutcracker!, Sadler’s Wells

We round up the reviews for Matthew Bourne’s take on the classic ballet. iNews: **** “It’s not the best Bourne ballet – the choreography is a little uninteresting – but it’s a funny take on a Christmas classic, a bit like one of those Heston Blumenthal festive recipes that involve sticking exploding candy into a… Read More

REVIEW: Puss in Moon Boots, Sleeping Trees (Online)

Sleeping Trees are back with a brand new living room adventure for all the family to enjoy this Christmas. Bringing all the qualities that you would expect from a family friendly pantomime, Sleeping Trees have delivered a brand new riotous adventure that will appeal to adults as much as children. This latest living room adventure… Read More