Wednesday, 24 February 2016

REVIEW: An Inspector Calls at MK Theatre

An Inspector Calls

Directed by Stephen Daldry, An Inspector Calls was powerful, stunning and brilliantly performed. Its power to shock and convince runs throughout the performance, and the audience were literally sat open-mouthed at certain points of the show… Some which quite literally went ‘bang’!

The set was absolutely amazing, with the cast so in-tune with their positioning on stage. There were some very memorable moments, mainly because of such a unique, astounding set accompanied by very appropriate lighting and music which added to the mystery of the production.

Usually there are one or two cast members that really stand out in a performance, but with this one it really is difficult to say. They were all so fantastic and believable. Caroline Wildi - who plays Sybil Birling and has been in various television programmes and films such as Harry Potter - acted brilliantly alongside Geoff Leesley, cast as Arthur Birling. The Inspector himself, played by Liam Brennan, was quite eerie and spooky at times – exactly how he needs to be for his role as Inspector Goole. 

With such unexpected twists and fantastic acting, JB Priestley’s classic thriller, An Inspector Calls, isn’t one to miss.

An Inspector Calls is running from Tuesday 23rd – Saturday 27th February
Tickets available from:

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

REVIEW: Derren Brown – Miracle at MK Theatre

Derren Brown: It's a miracle!

Derren Brown’s show, Miracle, definitely lives up to its title. Unlike anything we've seen before; the performance was intriguing, unusual and full of surprises! He began the show by giving such an impressive display of mind-reading, telling the audience exactly what they are thinking from their names to numbers. His act is a mixture of tricks and hypnotism in an intriguing combination. The second half was certainly something to remember with a fantastic demonstration of all that Derren Brown does so well. This involved an act of group hypnosis although some might say group psychosis!  Of course the audience were sworn to secrecy so we can't give too much away but suffice to say if you have any aches and pains then they will be gone by the end of the show! You just have to believe! 

Not only is Derren enthralling and captivating, he also knows how to command an audience. The audience seemed so at ease with him, and many happily volunteered including some of us sceptical press which added to the hilarity. We were like putty in his hands!

The show also makes you question how he’s carrying out such amazing mentalism. Is he using body language to sway people? Is he planting suggestions that the audience doesn’t notice? It’s such a clever show. You will love it!

There is still time to see Derren Brown at Mk Theatre till Saturday 20th February.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

REVIEW: Priscilla Queen of the Desert at MK Theatre

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Review 

This performance really was a spectacle and a proper feel-good show. With outrageous costumes and brilliant dance floor classics, it was such a fun, lively experience, with many of the audience dancing along too.

With Neighbours heartthrob Jason Donovan as Tick, he really stood out as a great actor. Having performed in Priscilla Queen of the Desert before, I felt like he really knew what he was doing, and he created a very believable character.

Based on the smash-hit movie, this glitzy show follows the adventure of three drag queens as they drive across Australia on the search for love and friendship. The three main characters, played by Jason Donovan, Simon Green and Adam Bailey, gelled really well together, and the relationships between them felt very natural to watch. Not forgetting to mention their costumes, which were everything I’d hoped for and more… Very glitzy, very crazy and very funny!

With dance floor classics such as ‘I Will Survive’, ‘Hot Stuff’, ‘Boogie Wonderland’ and ‘Go West’, this was a very glamorous, jazzed-up performance. The audience loved these hits, and the dancers were so impressive and extremely well-rehearsed. The three ‘Divas’, Lisa-Marie Holmes, Laura Mansell and Catherine Mort, who did a lot of the singing, had such amazing voices. The other actors would often mime to the Divas’ voices in a very comical way - definitely not to be missed.

If you fancy an evening of fun, glamour, and a lot of laughs, this is definitely a show for you. Please note this performance does recommend individuals viewing are ages 15 years and over. Tickets available: