Wednesday, September 28

Tag: Big Fish

Big Fish – Memorial Court, Northwich
North West

Big Fish – Memorial Court, Northwich

The job of reviewing theatre takes you to some interesting places, last night I was in the cavernous Lowry in Salford Quays with a 1,700 audience, this evening finds me in the more prosaic surroundings of a leisure centre in deepest Cheshire for the opening night of 'Big Fish'. However, amongst the teenage judo classes and aqua aerobics, Mid Cheshire Musical Theatre Company (MCMTC) have mounted an ambitious and ultimately successful production of this little performed gem. Edward Bloom (Joe Clarke) loves to tell tall tales to his son Will (Scott Heath); fantastical adventures where he met giants, kissed mermaids and was the hero who always got the girl. With his impending marriage to Josephine (Jennifer Haney) and the health of his father failing rapidly, Will starts to search for the ...
Big Fish swims into Northwich
Interviews

Big Fish swims into Northwich

Big Fish the musical is heading to Northwich Memorial Court later this month from Mid Cheshire Musical Theatre Company and our editor, Paul Downham has been speaking to director Louise Colohan to find out what we can expect from this lessor known musical. Mid Cheshire Musical Theatre Company have once again opted to produce a lesser known musical after the success of Sunshine on Leith 12 months ago and American Idiot earlier this year, which both gained huge critical acclaim. This year they bring us Big Fish, tell us about the storyline? Big Fish tells us the story of Edward Bloom, a seemingly ordinary man who, through the tales he tells his son, appears to have led a life full of magic, wonder, love and adventure. As an ailing Edward seeks to reconcile with his now grown-up son, we...