Review: Michelle & Arlene

Arlene Foster has been busy recently and probably could do with a few days away but would she choose Michelle O’Neill as a travelling companion? According to playwright Rosemary Jenkinson they could well be the ideal couple. Consider the scene. It’s 22nd December, a time of goodwill to all men says Arlene, except orangemen, everyone […]

Review: An Evening With BETTE MIDLER

Review: An Evening With BETTE MIDLER starring Orla Mullan On tour – Playhouse Derry 17th and 18th November, Ballybofey Sunday 19th, Strabane 24th and Down Arts Centre on Saturday 25th November. Orla Mullan and Bette Midler are one and the same, hard to know where one begins and the other ends. At the Island Arts […]

Review: Lives.In.Translation

Kabosh Theatre Lives.In.Translation by Rosemary Jenkinson Tours from 31st October, Downpatrick, Newtownards, Dungannon, Derry I saw the end of the Belfast run of ‘Lives.in.Translation’ before the company go on tour next week. Friday’s venue added to the bleakness of this play, the old B&Q warehouse on Boucher Road, concrete floor, can’t see the roof it’s […]

Theatre review: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ ‬

I love children, their banter, their irreverence and their enthusiasm and there was plenty of enthusiasm as they waited for the opening of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾. Total age range in Tuesday night’s audience at the MAC with plenty of young teenagers who appeared to be engrossed. I queried who was […]

Review: Million Dollar Quartet

Transported to Memphis, early evening in December 1956, we walked straight into a recoding studio just waiting for something to happen and it did, big time. This was Sun Records where the owner, Sam Philips (Jason Donovan) was proud of his stable of young male singers, Elvis Presley (Ross William Wild) was making it big […]

Review: The Wedding Singer at The Grand Opera House

Review: The Wedding Singer at The Grand Opera House Mr. T, Cindy Lauper, Billy Idol, Wonder Woman, President Reagan and his wife – what a cast list. You’ll find them all in the Grand Opera House this week making guest appearances during the musical The Wedding Singer.  Robbie Hart (Jon Robyns) sings at weddings with […]