Friday, July 28, 2017
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Nicky Sweetland

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Nicky is a former Cardiac Rehabilitation Instructor, who started to write about theatre in 2014. Nicky now covers entertainment in both the south west and London, as-well-as working on the popular Lyme Regis Experience magazine.

On the showbiz beat: Can critics really be objective on glittering press nights?

It’s very easy in this job to get caught up in the excitement of a glamorous West End press night. We are given free...

The stars are out in East Devon as cameras roll on new musical

Eagle eyed locals will have noticed some new residents in East Devon over the past few weeks. The area around Sidmouth has been inundated...

On the showbiz beat: Not your normal Wednesday at the Boozer

This week has been filled with sex, sex and more sex. Well, I don’t mean me- I like to share my life with my...

Interview: Reginald D Hunter brings his controversial comedy to the Marine Theatre

The world of stand up is full of highly-strung, noisy comics but there is one comedian whose silky smooth delivery belies his sharp wit...

On the Showbiz Beat: There’s no rest for this one-woman show

I like to think I’m a walking, talking one-woman show. Yes, I have great support from friends, family and colleagues, but mostly I work...

On the showbiz beat: Acting isn’t just kept on the stage

Shakespeare said "All the world's a stage" and for most of us, daily life involves a series of roles we have to portray in...

On the showbiz beat: It’s not all song and dance at the theatre this...

In theatre, just like in life, it’s good to occasionally be taken out of your comfort zone and this is something I’ve had to...

Lyme’s West End star lands lead role in Jersey Boys

Former Woodroffe School student Luke Street will be learning how to “Walk Like a Man” over the next few months as he has landed...

On the showbiz beat: Time to turn the mobiles off, theatregoers

My theatrical enjoyment was once again hampered this week by the scourge of the mobile phone. It comes in a week when the government has...

On the showbiz beat: Anyone fancy a game of Celebrity Shares?

It’s been a fun and celebrity filled week and with a bit of jetlag mixed in, I’ve had to find ingenious ways to keep...

On the Showbiz beat: If you can’t stand the heat get out of the…theatre

I’ve had a marvelous few days in Sydney. I was there to visit my sister and get a bit of sunshine, but I was...

Interview: We talk to one of the new residents of Broadchurch

THE third and final series of Broadchurch is set to hit our screens later this month when the daring duo of DI Hardy and...

On the showbiz beat: Local talent makes the big time

I get to see lots of local theatre and I’m often blown away by the wealth of talent in the area. We have a number...

Review: Another triumph! Bridport Pantomime Players’ Red Riding Hood

Bridport Pantomime Players’ annual production has long been a popular event on the town’s social calendar and this year’s offering had the Electric Palace...

On the showbiz beat: A theatre overdose? Is that even possible?

I think I’ve done it. My theatre addiction has finally got the better of me and I overdosed this week. Six shows in four days,...

Seventies-style ‘Pandora’ delights Membury

PANTOMIME REVIEW OVER the last few years the Membury Merrymakers have transformed some rather unusual stories into original pantomimes, with very entertaining results. For this year’s...

Review: Pandora’s Box is given a Membury makeover

Over the last few years the Membury Merrymakers have transformed some rather unusual stories into original pantomimes with extremely entertaining results. For this year's...

On the Showbiz Beat: Experiencing the unpleasant side of theatre

Theatre etiquette is a subject often written about within critic's circles and this week I had the misfortune of witnessing some prime examples of...

On the showbiz beat: A week in pantoland, Jeremy Irvine talks Buried Child and...

I've spent the past week fully immersed in pantoland and I have absolutely loved it. I'd forgotten how much fun it is to take...

Superstar Gary on why he loves Lyme

ONE of the biggest names in entertainment has spoken out on why he loves visiting Lyme Regis. Take That star Gary Barlow has revealed an...

On the showbiz beat: Gary Barlow’s new show set to be a winner and...

It's been a celebtastic week for me (yes, I did make that word up) and I'm exhausted from all of the glamour. After a...

“I love Lyme Regis” Take That star Gary Barlow reveals affection for Dorset town

Take That star Gary Barlow has revealed an abundance of affection for Dorset’s most popular resort. The singer songwriter, who posted photos on Twitter...

Lunch with Gary Barlow? What a way to start the New Year!

I don't think I'm the only one who is pleased to see the back of 2016 and I'm trying to enter the New Year...

Showtime: 150 pro shows, 50 celebs, 30 amateur performances and one year of theatre...

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, I thought it would be fitting to appraise my adventures in theatreland over the last 12 months....

Colyton’s ‘Cinderella’ production on par with the professionals

AUDIENCES at Colyton Town Hall were treated to a simply stunning production of Ben Crocker’s ‘Cinderella’ last week, as the town’s theatre group presented...

Cinderella production on par with the professionals

Audiences at Colyton Town Hall were treated to a simply stunning production of Ben Crocker's Cinderella last week, as the town’s theatre group presented...

Stars of the future show off their twinkle toes at Thomas Hardye School

A torrent of twinkle-toed talent filled the stage at Thomas Hardye School last night when the annual dance show thrilled the gathered throng. Friends...

A chorus of approval for Encore Theatre Club

Theatre review There’s been a fabulous resurgence of the classic farce-style play in recent years, with professional and local theatre groups alike bringing much needed...

Acclaimed performance group scoop another hit: Encore Theatre Club’s A Chorus of Disapproval

There’s been a fabulous resurgence of the classic farce-style play in recent years, with professional and local theatre groups alike bringing much needed mirth...

Drama club scores another hit with ‘A Better You’

FOLLOWING the fabulous musical production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat by the Axminster Drama Club Youth back in July, the more mature...

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