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Sisters Are Doing it for Themselves – and You!

As iconic films go, there’s not many that can stand up to Sister Act. Whoopi Goldberg shined as Delores Van Cartier, lounge singer turned nun, and the Sisters that take her in provide comedic sidekicks and emotional crutches in equal measure. Now, if your favourite parts of Sister Act are the songs, then the live UK tour, based this week ...

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Review: Mamma Mia!

On Wednesday 19th April we headed along to the Regent Theatre in Stoke to be whisked off to Greece, the setting for the famous Mamma Mia musical. The central character Sophie Sheridan is a young girl who is due to be married and as such she wants her mother and father to attend her wedding.  Unfortunately for Sophie she doesn’t ...

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Review: Funny Girl, she sure was!

Funny Girl

On Wednesday 29th March we went along to see the performance of Funny Girl at Hanley’s Regent Theatre, and what a performance it was! The central character in the show is Fanny Brice, a clumsy young performer who is looking for a break into show business. With the help of her friend Eddie she gets the break that she needs ...

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A Spirited Performance at the Regent Theatre

Some things are indelibly inked into your childhood, a fixed moment in time. These moments change you, and shape you into the adult you will one day become. One of these moments, for me, was at the age of 13 watching the movie Ghost. There was something about the emotions of the film that made my newly teenage hairs stand ...

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Stone Youth Theatre prepares for Stoke production

13

Tickets are now on sale for Stone Youth Theatre’s forthcoming production of the exciting new musical ‘13’. The talented young cast will perform at the Stoke Rep Theatre from 15th – 18th March 2017. They have spent the past six month rehearsing at Stone’s Rooftop Studios where the group is based, and as studio director Laura Keeling explains, the shows ...

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Middle of Nowhere Announces Bands for 2017

Staffordshire’s Blues, Rock & Country event for everyone has announced  2017’s line up, and it’s bigger than ever. The line up includes local, national and international bands and takes place on Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of July. Special Earlybird offer has come along with the announcement, which features three day weekend tickets, including optional camping, on sale for just ...

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Review: Evita comes to the Regent Theatre

Evita

As we said goodbye to January we said hello to Evita which is running at Hanley’s Regent Theatre until Saturday 4th February. Produced by Bill Kenwright, this musical theatre production of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s West End topping musical had the audience in awe and tears of emotion. Based on the life of Eva Perón, wife of ...

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School Contest to be Judged by Julain Lloyd Webber

A group of eager youngsters, including budding Stone musicians, are aiming to impress Julian Lloyd Webber when he drops into their school to inspire a new generation of performers and to pick two award winners. Many consider the world renowned cellist to be one of the finest musicians of his time, Lloyd Webber is signed up as a guest VIP judge ...

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World-Renowned Musicians Come to Stone

An Evening with Damian Wilson & Adam Wakeman Thursday 16th February @ 7.30pm The Hayes, Longton Road, Stone, Staffs, ST15 8SY Two world-renowned musicians are coming to Stone in a fully acoustic intimate house concert. Taking place in the atmospheric surroundings of the Hayes, a 200-year old mansion close to Stone, Staffordshire , the concert features Damian on vocals and ...

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Review: Sunny Afternoon in Hanley

  Chances are you know a song by The Kinks. If you’re anything like me, then you don’t know you know it, but you do. These days they’re one of those bands whose songs are more famous than they are; Sunny Afternoon, You Really Got Me, Lola, and so many more. So the current showing at the Regent Theatre, Hanley ...

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