The Shawshank Redemption (Review)

Bill Kenwright’s stage adaptation of The Shawshank Redemption might be touring to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the iconic film, but it is firmly based on Stephen King’s short novel.

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Review: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, T in the Park

As rumours of an impending Oasis reunion continue to circulate, seeing Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds headline T in the Park comes across as somewhat of a consolation prize.

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Jesus Christ Superstar (Review)

Easter weekend may have been and gone but a packed audience still filled The Edinburgh Playhouse last night to see Bob Thomson’s and Bill Kenright’s adaptation of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar come to life.

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Ghost The Musical – review

‘A visually striking show which breaks the barriers of traditional musical theatre’

When it was initially announced that the 1990 Oscar-winning film Ghost was to be reincarnated into a West End show, the overall assumption was that there was no chance it would be anything more than a gimmicky take on a well-loved but, ultimately, cheesy classic. Fast-forward three years and Ghost the Musical has not only enjoyed successful runs on Broadway and in the West End but has also recently embarked on it’s first even national tour of the UK. Read more about Ghost The Musical – review

CATS Edinburgh Review

 

Picture by Alessandro Pinna Photography.
Picture by Alessandro Pinna Photography.

 

With its unusual source material and non-generic approach to mainstream musical theatre, CATS should never have been destined to have universal appeal. However, as the fantastic touring cast proved in Edinburgh last night, CATS has actually come to be a shining example of how musicals need not be ‘dumbed down’ with easy-to-follow dialogue for them to be both relatable and enjoyable for a widespread audience. Read more about CATS Edinburgh Review

A Rave Review

To say we were flattered would be an understatement! Our favourite author and journalist Chas Newkey-Burden has written a fleckingrecords.co.uk review on his very addictive website. Click here to check it out. Chas has written some of our favourite books including Great Email Disasters, Amy Winehouse: The Biography, Paris Hilton: Life on the Edge and […]

We’re doin’ it Chinastyle

One of our new favourite bands, Chinastyle, played the live stage at this years Music Live at Birmingham NEC. Flecker for the day Jennifer Wood reviews… “Walking in to the dark hall and seeing a band sound checking, you could almost just confuse them for being just another boy band, until you look closer and […]

Apartment Life Review (Part 3) – Teeth, Helicopters, Butlers, Skipping and a little bit of Magic

Welcome to the final part of the review! Yes, so by now, you probably all know that Apartment Life is amazing, but we thought we show you just a little bit more… No, you’re not crazy, that Sim really is brushing his teeth, God, this Expansion Pack really does add everything dosen’t it? OK, so […]

Apartment Life Review (Part 2) – Magic and Witchcraft

Oh yes! It’s back, many, many simmers wanted a Makin’ Magic re-make, and that’s what they got…Kind of…Rather than have a completely magic based pack (which, to be honest, wasn’t exactly my cup of tea) they given us the next best thing, an apartment based pack with magic, so, we are going you a quick […]

Apartment Life Review (Part 1) – Apartment Life

Here’s the first part of our Apartment Life review, to start off we’re going to be looking at the actual Apartment Life aspect. You can have 4 families of 8 per apartment block, only being able to control one family at a time.However you can knock on your neighbors door and be invited in, and […]