Playhouse

Ghost the Musical

Ghost the Musical

★★★☆☆ Unbelievable:
Part thriller, part romantic comedy, part Sarah Harding casting error, Ghost: the Musical, at the Playhouse to Saturday, does just about everything expected of it.

November 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Keep Dancing

Keep Dancing

★★★☆☆ Not Strictly necessary:
Accomplished and brash ballroom dancing makes the touring Keep Dancing at the Playhouse entertaining enough.

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Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

★★★★★ Tutu Good To Miss:
Five stars and ten tissues as the smash hit musical of a working class boy’s battle to do ballet comes to the Playhouse.

September 22, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Sunny Afternoon

Sunny Afternoon

✭✭✭✭✩ Kinky Bootiful:
One of the seminal British bands of the Sixties gets the biographical treatment at The Playhouse this week in Sunny Afternoon, a show that’s several cuts above the jukebox musical you may be expecting.

September 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Chicago

Chicago

★★★★☆ Murderously merry:
Those merry murderesses are back on the Playhouse stage for a Chicago that isn’t perfect but definitely doesn’t deserve the death sentence.

June 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters

★★★★★ Song of Bernadette:
Broadway legend Bernadette Peters graces the Playhouse stage on the final night of her three-date tour, after London and Manchester. And the crowd goes wild.

June 7, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
That’s Entertainment

That’s Entertainment

★★★☆☆ Bold McDonald
A supposed tribute to Hollywood musicals at the Playhouse proves a bit of a headscratcher but That’s Entertainment.

June 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Annie

Annie

★★★★★ Captivating style:
They say you should never work with animals or children. The touring production of Annie, at the Playhouse until Saturday, proves that, boy, were they wrong.

May 17, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Let it Be

Let it Be

★★★★☆ Upstanding:
If it’s an on-your-feet, singing all the words and leaving with joy in your heart kind of evening you expect from your Beatles jukebox musical, then Let It Be at the Playhouse hits all the right notes.

April 19, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

★★★★☆ Gambolling gamblers:
A story of gamblers, good girls and good time girls on the streets of New York, Guys and Dolls at the Playhouse all week isn’t a gamble if you’re after a good time.

April 13, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More