Lizz Brain, is the Theatreblogger, the Theatre Critic, Leicester Mercury and The Stage
Lizz Brain, Theatreblogger, Leicester Mercury, Theatre Critic, Curve Theatre, Musical Theatre Critic, Curve Leicester, The Stage, Reviews, Interviews, RSC, Midlands, freelance theatre critic
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Back in business

It's admittedly been a while. My love for all things live theatre hasn't dwindled, although the opportunities have been more scarce in recent times due to...

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Pride & Prejudice, Curve Theatre Leicester - Lizz Brain

Pride and Prejudice

Five years ago Matthew Kelly made his Curve debut as the cantankerous patriarch in a dark play about family secrets. Now he’s preparing to return...

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Grease, Curve Theatre, Leicester - Lizz Brain


Let's cut to the chase: amid a season of pantomime and festive shows, can the original stage version of a blockbuster cult musical film be...

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Elaine Paige, Curve Theatre Leicester - Lizz Brain

Elaine Paige

Elaine Paige has spent more than half a century being hailed the first lady of musical theatre. But her latest tour is something of a...

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Mamma Mia at Birmingham Hippodrome - Lizz Brain

Mamma Mia!

Off-stage, Sara Poyzer shows no signs of saying "mamma mia, here we go again". And that's somewhat surprising given that she's played the lead role...

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Sister Act, Curve Theatre Leicester - Lizz Brain

Craig Revel Horwood

Behind the cutting criticism of his TV persona is a talented director and perfectionist choreographer. Lizz Brain talks talent with Craig Revel Horwood. As a...

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Of Mice and Men, Curve Theatre Leicester - Lizz Brain

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is almost as old as one of the stars of its latest tour, and just as politically astute, writes...

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Jay Rayner, My Dining Hell

Jay Rayner, My Dining Hell

Interviewing doesn’t get tougher than this. At least, that’s how it feels as the appointed time looms to call Jay Rayner: restaurant critic, broadcaster, Masterchef...

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