WOS Northwest is our new URL

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

It’s been a long time in the planning, but we have now moved URLs and got even bigger. Some of you may have already noticed that we have had two regional sites running parallel: WOS Manchester and WOS Northwest. (more…)

I Take That Back!

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

About 18 months ago I reviewed the musical Never Forget and found the whole experience underwhelming. It was shoddy, tacky and a felt like a complete cash in on Take That’s comeback. (more…)

Has The Crunch Bitten Regional Theatre?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

If you live in Manchester, you cannot fail to notice that the Take That inspired musical, Never Forget opened officially last night at the Opera House. You will have seen the bus shelter adverts, the viral marketing, and adverts in your local newspaper. But did you buy a ticket? (more…)

ROH Report- No surprises!

Friday, March 13th, 2009

So, as reported in the Stage this week, an independent report commission by the Arts Council England (ACE) has confirmed that the Royal Opera House plans to transform the Manchester Palace Theatre into a northern base for the company are “not yet viable”. Surprised?  Neither am I! (more…)

Regional Casting Vs. The Big Smoke

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

With the recent announcement that Kevin Kennedy and Jonathan Wilkes (pictured, right) are to star in the touring version of the Queen musical We Will Rock You, do you think regional audiences miss out on star wattage compared with the West End? (more…)