Category: Amateur

‘We’ve Got Magic to Do, Just For You’ – Pippin, Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, 13.02.2020

I always love supporting local theatres and the local amateur dramtics, tonight it was back to the Hazlitt Theatre for the Stage Theatre Society current production of Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin. Pippin is a 1972 musical that uses the premise of a mysterious performance troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of ‘Pippin’ a young prince who searching… Read more →

‘Harvard’s the Perfect Place for Me!’ – Legally Blonde, Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone.

Having seen their last productions back in July, I was delighted to accept an invitation to attend Stage Theatre Society’s February production of one of my favourite Musicals Legally Blonde. Its still amazing to see the many talents we have within our youth today, Stage Theatre Society proves this throughout this show. With the age range from 11 – 18 years… Read more →

‘I Will Never Leave You…’ Side Show, Bob Hope Theatre, Eltham. 24.10.2018

Second show of the week and tonight I was returning the Bob Hope Theatre in Sidcup for the Bromley Players current production of Side Show!  Side Show is a musical by Bill Russell and Henry Krieger that is based loosely on the lives of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who became famous stage performers in the 1930s. Having missed the 2016… Read more →

‘Children Will Listen…’ Into the Woods, Central Theatre, Chatham. 10/10/2018

I was delighted to have been inviting to return to the Central Theatre, Chatham to see this years musical by the Gillingham Dramatic Society. This year they have taken on a Stephen Sondheim classic, Into the Woods.  A modern twist to the Brothers Grimm Fairy tales that intertwines the plots of a few choice stories and explores the consequences of the… Read more →

‘And Today’s All We Got, So We Cannot Stop. This is Our Block!’ In the Heights, Hazzlit Theatre, Maidstone. 19.07.2018

Having missed this production when it was on the West End, it was hard to turn down a chance to see it! Local Youth performance groups Stage Theatre Society were performing their current production In the Heights.  From the Tony award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, comes the story of largely Hispanic-American neighbourhood of Washington Heights in New York City. Set over the… Read more →

‘Consider Yourself, One of the Family…’ – Oliver! Memorial Hall, Marden. 29.05.2018

I was very happy to have been invited to one of my local amateur dramatics groups the Marden Theatre Group to view their upcoming musical of the Charles Dicken’s classic Oliver! Having not seen the musical live before I was looking forward to seeing something new and finally set the soundtrack to the story. Oliver, tells the story of 9 year… Read more →

‘Run, Freedom Run…’ Urinetown, Bob Hope Theatre, Eltham. 18.04.2018

I was delighted to be invited to see one of my local Amateur Dramatics groups Bromley Players current production, although the name may put you off… it shouldn’t! Performing the Tony award winning musical Urinetown.  Urinetown is a comedy musical, is a social and political satire which is set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the… Read more →

‘Tumble Outta Bed, and Stumble to the Kitchen…’ 9 to 5 the Musical, Central Theatre, Chatham 11.10.2017

I was very delighted to be invited to attend and support local amateur dramatic group before their opening night! Gillingham Dramatic Society (GDS) were about to start their run of 9 to 5 the Musical! I took my seat in the theatre, my first time at Central Theatre in the heart of Chatham, I was lucky to have chosen mine… Read more →

‘Feed Me Seymour, Feed Me All Night Long!’ – Little Shop of Horrors (Summer Youth Project 2017), Orchard Theatre, Dartford.

In the middle of what seems to be a dreary summer, I took to Dartford for tonight’s viewing. Tonight was something different, as a group of talented kids were about to open their Summer Youth Project production. After 2 weeks of solid rehearsals, The Little Shop of Horrors was live. I took my seat, tonight in the stalls Row S… Read more →