REVIEW: BLOOD BROTHERS (The Lighthouse, Poole) ★★★★

Since her musical theatre debut as Mrs Johnstone in 1997, Lyn Paul has regularly reprised the role over the past twenty years. It is worth noting that despite being 67 years of age, she is still light on her feet and as vocally strong as all the the other younger actors onstage. Her slightly advanced […]

REVIEW: ALADDIN (The Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts) ★★★

It’s coming up to Christmas so for many places such as The Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, that means it’s panto season.This year’s panto is ALADDIN: written, directed and starring Peter Dunan (Abanazer), alongside Max Bowden (Aladdin). Sapphire Elia (Princess XiaoXue) and Adam Price (Widow Twankey). Filled with upbeat songs such as Can’t Stop […]

REVIEW: FLIT (The Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts) ★★★

FLIT is a show that aimed to be more than just a gig at which stories are told between songs, so it incorporated stop-motion animation as an integral part of the music and storytelling. By Martin Green, FLIT explores the theme of migration amongst humans and other animals; with a strong focus on birds because […]

REVIEW: GROWTH (The Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts) ★★★★

Whilst undergoing refurbishment, the Lightouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, has managed to keep theatre goers content by hosting The Roundabout Festival in Poole Park, the world’s first travelling ‘plug and play’ round theatre that flat packs entirely into the back of a single lorry. Growth was written by rising playwright Luke Norris and is […]

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