NODA review for Little Women

Review by Richard Fitt Performance on 30th November 2023 Director: Condoleezza Hankins Producer: Sue Lander Writers: Louisa May Alcott, adapted by Scott Davidson One of my mantras in life is ‘Never underestimate the young’ and last night I had a perfect demonstration of why you should never forget that. At […]

NODA review for Evita

Review by Richard Fitt Performance on 5th October 2023 Director: Barry Thompson Musical Director: Kaye Tompkins Choreography: Jacqueline Knighton & Hayley Gilbert Producer: Elaina Waterhouse Writers: Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice Wow, so that’s what eighteen months of planning and rehearsals looks like! Put simply, a master class in […]

NODA review of Stop! The Play

Review by Richard Fitt Performance on 25th May 2023 Director: Nicole Macdonald Writer: David Spicer Producer: Bridie Gibbs Wow! What on earth have I just seen? As regards the plot I don’t think anybody knows, including the actors themselves. All I know is I have just seen one of the […]

NODA review of A Man of No Importance

Review by Richard Fitt Performance on 29th March 2023 Director: David Russell Musical director: Kaye Tompkins Choreographer: Davina Beegoo-Price I have to declare I am not familiar with this work by American Playwright Terrence McNally about an Irish bus conductor struggling with his sexuality in 1964 Catholic Dublin, where bigotry […]

NODA review of Nativity! The Musical

Review by Richard Fitt Performance on 29th November Director: Cara Sigsworth Musical director: Rod Iliffe Choreographer: Sophie Sigsworth I received a slightly panicky email towards the end of September urging me to choose which night I wished to come and see Nativity, as the tickets were selling out fast. Even […]

NODA review of The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband

Review by Richard Fitt Performance on 6th October 2022 Director: Zandra Saxby This show replaced the scheduled one which unfortunately had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. It was therefore chosen bearing in mind the reduced rehearsal time left, its simplicity to stage, together with the fact it had […]

NODA Review of The 39 Steps

Review by Richard Fitt Performance on 16th June 2022 Creative team Co-Directors: Susan Moore & Kim Arkle This show will always have a special place in my NODA career as District 2 rep, it was the first play I ever reviewed. It was of course hilariously funny and I have […]

NODA review of The Last Five Years

Review by Richard Fitt Performance on Thursday, 7th April 2022 Creative team Director: Michael Horne Musical Director: Kaye Tompkins Co-director: Davina Beegoo-Price I was driving home from the show and mischievously thinking, well this review will take about two minutes to write. Brilliant – end of!  However, back in the […]

The Last Five Years receives 5-star review!

Rob from EastMidlandsTheatre.com attended the opening night of The Last Five Years on Wednesday, 6th April at Sharnbrook Mill Theatre and has now published his review of the show! We are delighted to report that we received a 5-star rating and some wonderful comments. You can check out the review here. […]

The Last Five Years – Opens tonight, runs until Saturday!

The dress rehearsal of The Last Five Years last night was thoroughly well-received by the small audience that attended to support the cast. We’ve had some terrific comments, including two full, Facebook-based reviews. Here are just some of the snippets: “What a truly wonderful production” – “a beautifully nuanced piece […]