Author: Rich Beeby

  Flashdance is one of many 1980’s movies that have gone from screen to stage but arguably it should have stuck to the big screen as the stage revival which visits MK Theatre this week does little to wow the audiences. Producers have cleverly eyed the title as a winner with bums on seats to […]

If you haven’t already caught this show on tour before, then the wait will have been worthwhile if you go along to MK Theatre this week. The latest staging of the Curve production from 2014 brings back several favourites in their roles, with a plethora of new faces. The talent on offer in the show […]

Crazy for You is performed at MK Theatre until Saturday. Our breakfast show host Richard gives the lowdown on the musical.   The Story: The story centres on the character Bobby, he is desperate to see his name in lights on Broadway but down on his luck. His job as a banker see’s him sent […]

Rarely do you leave the theatre and spend most of the journey home chatting about the stunning costumes or the clever staging of the production; but with Shrek I did just that. In fact I was quite disappointed at the end of the show not to have been able to applaud what must be a […]

When it comes to converting favourites from television and film to stage, its fair to say that success has been mixed. Maybe it was for this reason that Kay Mellor (writer and director) ensured she was still presiding over the transition of Fat Friends from TV to stage. Fifteen years since its debut on our […]

This week I feel like I have stepped back into a music time warp and arrived firmly at the 1960’s. I followed up watching ‘Beautiful’ with a trip to Royal & Derngate to see the brand new musical ‘Cilla’.   It’s a story about the rise to fame of one of Britain’s biggest stars, its […]

It’s safe to say, when I sat amongst the packed out audience at MK Theatre on Tuesday, I was quite possibly one of the youngest audience members. With age comes wisdom and that wisdom would have assured the massed ranks that there was no way a musical featuring the music of Carole King could ever […]

I watch theatre regularly, two, sometimes three times a week. Having seen a lot of plays and musicals, I enjoy many but few capture your mind beyond the final curtain. For me, ‘Of Mice and Men’ was one of the few.   I have to put my hands up and say I have never read […]

Okay, I have to admit it– I hate Abba tribute acts and dare I say it, I completely hated the film version of Mamma Mia when I watched it several years ago. With this in mind you would be forgiven for wondering why I was sat in a theatre auditorium last night to watch the […]

    Taking my seat at MK Theatre on Wednesday night, I have to admit to thinking – will I really enjoy this? That fear was worsened when I learnt the whole of the performance had no dialogue at all!  How can they present a 100 minute performance without dialogue?   My fears, thankfully, were totally […]

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