Monday, 24 October 2016

Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary DVD is now on sale.

The eagerly awaited Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance [DVD] is now on sale through various outlets including the link above (Amazon). After the recent cinema screening the pre-booked DVD shot straight to the top of the Amazon charts. Fans of the show, old and new seem very eager to get themselves a copy of this dynamic DVD. Click on the highlighted DVD link above or Miss Saigon DVD image below to see prices and order.

Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance [DVD]

Friday, 22 July 2016

Short video about suggestions on theatre reviewing by Phil Lowe.

This is my latest video on basic suggestions regarding being a theatre reviewer. Enjoy. More to come.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

The busy busy life of a theatre reviewer.

It has been another busy old week in the reviewing world of East Midlands with a mixed collection of shows and concerts to see and review. Those have included The Rocky Horror Show (touring) at Nottingham Theatre Royal, Legally Blonde at Curve Leicester, Citizen Khan at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall and Shopping and F***ing at Nottingham New Theatre (Nottingham University).

Recent highlights have been Jodie Prenger in Tell Me On A Sunday at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, Kings at Nottingham Playhouse, Oedipus at Lakeside, A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Lace Market Theatre, Wipers at Curve Leicester, Noises Off at Nottingham Playhouse and Jesus Christ Superstar ESNA Players at Loughborough Town Hall.

Before I go to Germany in mid May for a theatre twinning event I am down to review Benefactors at The Lace Market Theatre, Evita - Christchurch Theatre Club at Loughborough Town Hall, A Midsummer Night's Dream RSC and Lovelace Theatre, and The Government Inspector at Nottingham Playhouse. Week beginning Monday 9th May I will be reviewing two dance shows, Flamenco Edition at Lakeside and Nederlands Dans Theater at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall plus Adult Child-Dead Child at Nottingham Playhouse.

Next week Sardines magazine are publishing three pieces of my writing; a piece about the first ever adult amateur production of Cats by Christchurch Theatre Club; a piece about The Lace Market Theatre's journey to Karlsruhe and an interview with two of the major lights at Nottingham New Theatre.

June looks like being just as full of shows and events to see and review for myself and my website at East Midlands

Phil Lowe

PS: Apologies for recent lack of content on this site. As you can perceive I have been very busy with my writing and also holding down a full time job to pay the bills!

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Latest catch up on my reviewing and theatre writing.

I am aware now that I haven't been as hot on keeping a record on here of my theatre activities since December so this listing may be a bit link by link. The link to my @EM_Theatre Twitter account for my website, next to this blog post will hopefully help to keep readers informed too.

Here goes: in order of writing here are a list of my recent website posts for

Derby Theatre's Cinderella production.

East Midlands and #culturematters

Jason Donovan to reprise role in Priscilla Queen of the Dessert.

Derby Theatre highlights of 2015.

Nottingham Playhouse. What's On Live.

Theatre talk for Club Encore news.

Brian Weaver Fellowship Offer to young actor.

War Horse goes on tour. Nottingham Theatre Royal.

Leicester Curve promotion. Jan/Feb 2016

Promotion for Anything Goes at Nottingham Arts Theatre

Oddsocks promotion. Family First.

#culturematters for the older generation.

Great opportunity to learn more about Greek Theatre.

Cats the musical returns in Summer of 2016 to Nottingham Royal Concert Hall.

Review: Priscilla Queen of the Dessert. Nottingham Royal Concert Hall.

Review: Cats at Loughborough Town Hall by Christchurch Theatre Club.

Review: The Snowman. Nottingham Theatre Royal.

The Great Gatsby. Coming to Derby Theatre. 

Writing for Sardines magazine. Professional writing.

Review: Hetty Feather at Nottingham Theatre Royal.

Twisted Dame Theatre Company writing opportunities. 

Piece on old time music hall event.

Review: Anything Goes. Musicality. Nottingham Arts Theatre.

Review: Any Means Necessary. Nottingham Playhouse.

Review: A Girl is a Half Formed Thing. Leicester Curve.

Promotion: Hetty Feather comes to Curve.

Review: Blood Brothers at Nottingham Theatre Royal.

Interview: Look Back in Anger interviews at Derby Theatre.