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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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Review: We dived down the rabbit hole into Wonderland


The magical world of Lewis Carroll comes to Stoke’s Regent Theatre as Wonderland takes you on a fantasy adventure Fans of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland are in for a real treat as this magically reworked production bursts on to the stage. Although the main characters that you remember are all correct and present there’s some interesting re-workings in this madcap ...

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Review: Grease, Those Summer Nights


Following on from some superb musical theatre at Hanley’s Regent Theatre, Grease slid in to town this week This 50’s set Rock & Roll classic has been a staple of everyone’s teenage years, and it was great to see it transformed from the silver screen to the theatre. If you’ve somehow missed the many re-runs of the late 70’s film ...

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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: The Play That Goes Wrong

If ever a production lived up to it’s title, it would definitely be The Play That Goes Wrong! This raucous, madcap comedy had not only me, but my teenage daughter belly laughing & gasping out loud right from the start, and the laughs only got louder as the show went on. Witty asides coupled with, physical Fawlty Towers type skits ...

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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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Review: Cinderella..ella…ella….’ey ‘ey


It’s pantomime season! That very British Christmas tradition is back and so we headed over to Hanley’s Regent Theatre to see this years Panto, Cinderella. As panto is very much an audience participation and aimed at all age ranges there’s a real relaxed and exciting atmosphere as you arrive.  Children with mums, dads and grandparents fill the lobby waiting excitedly ...

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