The classic story has come to life, leaping from the page and onto the stage and bringing all the magic of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake with it, and a few new treats to boot.
Would you expect the opening scene of an opera to feature an enormous, monstrous lobster? Neither would I; but my latest trip to the theatre proved that there's a first time for everything!
Annie whisks you back to a time of uncertainty and hardship during America's Great Depression, but shares a story of hope, resilience, and optimism. You're bound to be grinning by the end: after all...you're never fully dressed without a smile.
Jersey Boys has swaggered onto the stage at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre, ready to transport us back to the sixties; to the heyday of classic rock ''n roll and the giants of the airwaves.
2018 was my year of theatre. I don't think I've ever seen so many shows in my life! Here are 10 of my favourite (mainly regional) theatre productions from 2018.
Shrek the Musical turns the mixed-up, topsy-turvy fairytale into an all-singing, all dancing musical comedy, with all our favourite characters, jokes, and storylines.
Fierce, funny, fiery and fervent, and fusing the ancient and the modern, Bullish is brilliant; it grabs gender fluidity and definitions, and identity by the horns.