Author: Dan

Appetite Programme to be expanded to Newcastle-under-Lyme

Staffordshire’s New Vic Theatre has been awarded an Arts Council England grant to expand the work of the award-winning arts programme, Appetite. A local consortium led by New Vic Theatre has been awarded a grant of £1,750,000 as part of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places programme to expand the work of the Appetite arts project into […]

Tour de France 2019: Stage 10 recap

Crosswinds played a major part in stage 10 of the Tour de France, in what turned out to be an enthralling sprint race after a fairly quiet start. The winds initiated some big splits in the peloton and the race burst into life.  Earlier in the day, Bora-Hansgrohe and Team Ineos set the pace, ejecting a small […]

Review | FAME at the Regent Theatre

Fame was staple viewing in the 80’s for everyone in Britain. Whatever you were doing at tea time on a Saturday, you’d sit down and watch the next exciting episode to see the students of the New York School of Performing Arts. Imagine my joy then at the opportunity to review this latest theatre production […]

Intemperance at New Vic – REVIEW

Review by David Bithell I visited the New Vic on Tuesday night to see its latest offering “Intemperance”. Every time I visit, I always wonder how the set is going to look but it is never disappointing, a lot of effort and style goes into each production. For this, the set is a square block, which forms […]

Stoke-on-Trent shortlisted to host Wizarding World Wands

MARCH 18TH  2019 – A national poll for fans to decide the future tour locations for the magnificent ‘Wizarding World Wands supporting Lumos’ installation, which illuminated the City of London last autumn, has revealed eight finalists. Birmingham, Dublin, Kingston upon Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Reading, and Stoke on Trent will now form the […]

Review | 39 Steps at New Vic

The 39 Steps review by David Bithell HESKINS DOES IT AGAIN! Spy espionage adventure “The 39 Steps” has certainly arrived at the New Vic – and it’s safe to say Theresa Heskins and her amazing cast have pulled it out the bag yet again. Patrick Barlow’s adaptation has kept to its roots in John Buchan’s […]

Stoke-on-Trent’s Claybody Theatre Company announces Toby Jones as new Patron.

Claybody Theatre Company is delighted to announce that British actor TOBY JONES is to become our patron. British Actor Toby Jones is known for his performances both in the theatre and on screen. His credits include roles in John le Carre’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Dad’s Army, The Hunger Games, and Infamous. Toby is well known to TV viewers for his many television roles, including Lance in the popular series Detectorists. This spring, he will star in a […]