• theatre

    The Unexpected Guest By Bijou Theatre Productions

    Paignton based Bijou Theatre Company have been delighting audiences since 1984 with their Summer productions of works by the Queen of crime, Agatha Christie.  After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the company has made a triumphant return to the Paignton Playhouse this Summer with a production of one of Agatha’s least known, but most effective works, ‘The Unexpected Guest’. This is a 1950’s play that has twists galore, an interesting cast of suspects, and an ending, that after more than 50 years since its publication, still has the power to make you gasp. MIchael Starkweather is ‘the unexpected guest’ of the title, a driver whose car has gone into…

  • books,  theatre

    Brilliant Billionaire Boy Is A Real Treat

    Billionaire Boy is one of the most beloved stories from the legend that is David Walliams. The story of the super rich but unhappy 12 year old Joe Spud and his quest to be a normal boy with at least one true friend is almost a modern day morality tale and a rags to riches story in reserve. The fabulous stage musical opened at The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre last night and delighted an audience of parents and children. Joe Spud is rich, a billionaire boy in fact. He has everything a child could want, everything that is, except the attention of his dad and a true friend who likes him for…

  • music,  theatre

    Calling Planet Earth At The Alexandra Theatre

    Last night Birmingham was dragged back to the early electronic 80s by a brilliant new show that has been taking the Country by storm. Calling Planet Earth is a live music show that features all the greatest songs of the New Romantic/Electronic era performed by a full band and singers Michael King, Jay Ashton and Lindsay Goodhand. I was there as a guest of SeatPlan, who can find you the very best seats for all sorts of theatre performances. The vocals and performances are all exceptional, and those classic songs are still capable of having the whole room on its feet as we are transported back to the days of…