Category: Production Reviews


Review – Sister Act

There is no disputing the fact that Sister Act is a demanding and relentless show to put on successfully. It not only requires power, focus and finesse but also an uncompromised energy. This production has it all – in huge great Communion wine glass-fulls, and director Jamie Harris and his team should be remarkably proud …

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Review – The Odd Couple

THE  ODD COUPLE Review by Pamela Whalley Neil Simon wrote The Odd Couple in 1965 and some would say it is his masterpiece. It was originally for a cast of men and went on to be a tremendous success on stage, screen and television, the most memorable pairing being Walter Matthau and Jack Lemon. In 1985 he …

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Review – My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel A review by Marty McUrich   There’s a reason why a couple of dozen-or-so plays enjoy a returning presence on the “am dram circuit”. There is, indeed, something to be said for a longing of nostalgia and guaranteed enjoyment within us, but while My Cousin Rachel carries with it a sense of …

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Review – Cinderella

Written by Alan Frayn Directed by Maureen Lill Produced by Stuart Spendlow Music Director Joel Browne Review By Jamie Harris Having directed the last two Playgoers pantomimes, it was a pleasure to be able to sit back and enjoy this seasons offering of “Cinderella.” This years production has been produced by Stuart Spendlow, directed by …

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Review – Flint Street Nativity

Flint Street Nativity by Tim Firth Directed by Sue Hamilton Review by Beve Ford ‘Flint Street Nativity’ is a seasonal comedy written by Tim Firth and performed by our talented cast from Louth Playgoers. I have never really been a fan of nativity plays…tried to avoid going to see them when my children were at …

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Review – Dad’s Army

Review of Dad’s Army (by Jimmy Perry & David Croft, directed by Sue Soper). Review by Holly Mapletoft  If you have a ticket for this classic comedy then you are in for a treat. It has a truly authentic feel, from the costumes and props to the set and the music. It has been well cast with the actors characterisation …

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Review – Practice to Deceive

Practice to Deceive Directed by Jamie Harris, Assistant Director Scott Lovett Review by John Hallam This Mystery Thriller is written by Norman Robbins who has penned 14 other plays and 22 Pantomimes. It is far from Pantomime in a small farmhouse on the Yorkshire Moors, where bodies have been found nearby but whodunit? Well that …

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Review – The King and I

Reviewed by Beve Ford   Whenever I sit in the Riverhead Theatre, I could almost believe I am sitting in a West End Theatre. The atmosphere is always electric and you can feel the backstage excitement as the fantastic and professional orchestra begin the Overture. Today was no exception and straight away I felt the passion and enthusiasm from the …

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