NODA review of Daisy Pulls It Off

Performance: 5th March 2019 Review by: Richard Fitt Well that was certainly different! But first the plot. Written by Denise Deegan, based on Winifred Norling’s 1939 novel The Testing of Tansy and set in the 1920’s, the story centres around Daisy Meredith, a girl from a poor background who wins […]

NODA review of The Railway Children

Performance: 29th November 2019 Review by: Ian Worsfold I was very excited to be invited to review this show as for many years I have heard great things about this unique theatre but to date had never been to see a show here. I’m pleased to report that the venue […]

NODA review of Entertaining Angels

Performance: 9th September 2019 Review by Richard Fitt First of all, my apologies: I always think it unfair to review a production on the opening night and normally I avoid doing so, but on this occasion circumstances left me little choice. Entertaining Angels is a 2006 play by Richard Everett, […]

NODA review of Wait Until Dark

Performance: 16th March 2019 Review by Richard Fitt I have to admit my ignorance, I wasn’t even aware that there was a stage play of Frederick Knott’s classic, having only ever seen the excellent 1967 film version staring Audrey Hepburn, so my interest was immediately aroused by this with its […]

NODA review of Avenue Q

Performance: 8th November Review by Richard Fitt For those who have not seen this wonderful show (yes I’m a huge fan) by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx we follow the fortunes of Princeton, who arrives in New York without any money looking for his ‘purpose’ in life and somewhere to […]

NODA review of The Crucible

Performance: 20th September 2018 Review by Richard Fitt This is, of course, one of the great critically acclaimed plays of the 20th century by one of its greatest playwrights, depicting the Salem witch trials at the end of the 17th Century whilst parodying the McCarthy Communist witch hunts of the […]

NODA review of Spamalot

by Richard Fitt at a performance on 8th June 2018 I have to admit this is a show that has been on my bucket list for quite a while and which for various reasons I have not managed to see before. All I knew about it, apart from of course […]

OnStage Northants review of Spamalot

Performance: 5th June 2018 Review by Laura Davey of OnStage Northants Here to turn history on its head, Spamalot The Musical has made its way to Sharnbrook with King Arthur and his round table ‘riders’ in tow. Playing at the Sharnbrook Mill Theatre at £12 a ticket, expectations are high, with the […]

NODA review of Farndale Avenue’s Macbeth

by Richard Fitt at a performance on 13th March 2018 Apart from being a contender for the longest play title in theatre history, this is one of a series of farces about how NOT to put on a production. This was written by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin as part […]

NODA review of The Phantom of the Opera: Youth Group Production

by Richard Fitt at a performance on 14th November 2017 I have a confession to make: I have never actually seen this show in its entirety, although I am of course familiar with the music and the basic story. It is only available to youth groups on the amateur stage, […]