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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: 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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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: 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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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: Evita comes to the Regent Theatre


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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