Whether you’re a dance enthusiast, fanatic about the film, or looking for a girls’ night out, Dirty Dancing, currently showing at Oxford’s New Theatre,  is a must-see.  It echoes the film’s fantastic dancing and wonderful plot, but adds excitement through live music, special effects and staging. It is worth seeing this company tour; they impress with a sleek performance and flawless production.

Based on an iconic film, most of the audience (me included) arrive with expectations: “the summer of 1963 when everybody called me Baby, and it didn’t occur to me to mind.” (more…)

For an alternative theatre treat to traditional pantomime, don’t miss CATSAndrew Lloyd-Webber‘s extraordinary record-breaking, smash-hit musical, coming to Oxford’s New Theatre for a Christmas season from 17th December to 5th January.

Adapted from TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, this wonderful blend of fantasy, drama and romance is set on the night that the Jellicle Cats meet for the Jellicle Ball in a sparkling fusion of music, dance and verse.   With an amazing musical score that includes the timeless Memory, spectacular set designs, stunning costumes and breathtaking choreography by Gillian Lynne, CATS is a magical musical like no other.  One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, CATS has enchanted audiences in over 300 cities around the world – now you too have the chance to experience this legendary musical phenomenon. (more…)