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Stone Youth Theatre On The Hunt for Young Stars

In the search for talented young singer-actors aged 14+ for its forthcoming production of Spring Awakening, Stone Youth Theatre will hold the first of two pre-audition workshops this month. The first workshop will take place on 12th December followed by another on 11th January; both at Stone’s Rooftop Studios from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Set in 19th Century Germany, the rock ...

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Review: The Band (Take That Musical)

LtoR AJ Bentley, Curtis T Johns, Sario Solomon, Nick Carsberg and Yazdan Qafouri in The Band, credit Matt Crockett

Wow, a night that we’ll “Never Forget” as we went along to see The Band at The Regent Theatre OK so let’s firstly kick off by explaining that although the musical is based around the music of Take That it’s actually a story about 5 girl superfans of the band Take That! The girls friendship is a real sisterhood and ...

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Award Winning Local Artist Performs in Stone for Christmas

Begin your festive celebrations with a bang this year, as local award-winning percussionist Miriam Kitchener is bringing her exciting series of musical performances to Stone this December, with an interactive Christmas concert for the whole family! With some unexpected twists to make you smile, the festive concert, will showcase a wide range of musical styles performed on a diverse array of ...

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Review: Cilla – The Musical at the Regent Theatre, Hanley

cilla the musical

Last night we were treated to a show stopping performance of the rise of Liverpudlian superstar Cilla Black The tour of Cilla – The Musical began earlier this year in Liverpool and last night it was the turn of Stoke-on-Trent’s Regent Theatre to host the show. Based around the TV drama featuring Sheridan Smith, Cilla, the show takes the audience ...

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New Stone choral troupe seeks talented young singers

rooftop choral troupe

Youngsters aged 11 + are invited to join a brand new singing troupe based at Rooftop Studios in Stone. ‘Vocal Smash’ will launch with a free taster session on Tuesday 21st November at 6pm to hone skills and learn new songs for performances at a host of competitions and events. The sessions will be led by professional vocalist Kit Henson, ...

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Stone’s Inn Ringers Collaborate for New Album

To celebrate their 40th anniversary as a handbell team The Inn Ringers have released their 3rd album, a joint venture with Alton Handbell Ringers. The new set of recordings features 16 tracks taken from both team’s current concert programmes. ‘Bellissima – The Anniversary Album’ was recorded in July over two days at studios in Tunstall and Newcastle-under-Lyme. Musical Director for ...

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Review: Son of a Preacher Man

song of a preacher man

On an Autumnal Tuesday we headed along to the Regent Theatre in Hanley to watch the theatre’s first night performance of Son of a Preacher Man. Expecting a biographical tale of, of course, the legendary Dusty Springfield, we quickly realised this was more of a Mamma Mia than a Sunny Afternoon, with the opening scene quickly bringing the audience up ...

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Get Your Dance on at Rooftop Studios

Stone’s Rooftop Studios is hosting a free taster session on Thursday, 5th October at 7.15pm to celebrate the launch of a new Contemporary Dance class for 9-14 year olds on Thursday evenings, . Studio director, Laura Keeling, who will lead the class, says: “Contemporary Dance is an amazing genre that really allows dancers to explore their physicality and creativity. It ...

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