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Checkmate for Chess at Grand Canal Theatre

March 23, 2011


 I must admit, I knew very little about Chess (the game or the musical) as I sat down to review the latest musical from the ever growing Grand Canal Theatre repertoire. I knew about the Abba links and as such expected something similar to Mamma Mia with chess pieces. What I underestimated was both […]

Pellow Alive in Jekyll & Hyde

March 8, 2011


One could be forgiven for believing the equation that musicals equal happy clappy fluff and flowers. One could be forgiven for approaching a musical with the idea that the happy ending still exists for this one form of entertainment medium and that at the end of the show everything will be alright for our hero […]

Jekyll & Hyde Hits Grand Canal Theatre

March 5, 2011


March is Muscial month at Grand Canal Theatre. Following on from the week long run of Stomp! Marty Pellow of Wet Wet Wet fame takes to the stage as the lead (dual) role in Frank Wildhorn’s musical take on Jekyll & Hyde.   I caught up with Sarah Earnshaw who plays Emma Crew, the fiancée […]

Calendar Girls strut into Grand Canal

January 12, 2011


Perhaps February isn’t the wisest month for people to be stripping off in Ireland but we have been assured the Grand Canal Theatre is cranking up the heat for the arrival of British Hit show, Calendar Girls. The show has become the most successful play ever to tour the UK and has taken in more […]

Rocky Horror Show Review

October 12, 2010


With the Halloween season creeping up on us like a 13 year old carrying a pile of eggs, Grand Canal Theatre have embraced the October holiday with a five night run of camp, crazy musical The Rocky Horror Show. . And, scanning the crowd beforehand, there are people who have gone all out, dolled up […]

Whistle Down The Wind Hits The Right Notes

May 20, 2010


As the first musical to take to the stage in this new, fabulous venue, Whistle Down The Wind was always going to be watched closely. The venue itself is truly remarkable, a fantastic feat of engineering in which the acoustics are perfect and everything about it exudes class. The show itself has an off-Broadway feel […]

Interview with Whistle Down The Wind’s Jonathan Ansell

May 15, 2010


. Though it’s a mere few weeks old, the Grand Canal Theatre is certainly pulling in quality theatrical entertainment. The latest show to roll in to the waterside venue is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit musical Whistle Down The Wind directed and produced by prolific Bill Kenwright and starring Jonathan Ansell of X-Factor operatic sensations […]