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Review: Aladdin Pantomime


This year the pantomime from Stoke’s Regent Theatre cranks up the fun as it introduces 3D interactive elements! We were intrigued to be handed 3D glasses when we went to take our seats for opening night at The Regent Theatre for this years panto, Aladdin. As the curtain went up our initial intrigue disappeared as the 2017 Jonny Wilkes panto ...

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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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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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