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Jack & The Beanstalk

Staggeringly good on all levels… musical director Christopher Peake works wonders in the pit.
★★★★★

Lesley Bates, The Stage

Henry V

A version of Herny V that the Bard would have paid to see.

John Cooper, The Times

Dotted throughout the piece lie Christopher Peake’s thoughtful compositions, based upon reworked poems of AE Houseman. The vocal work here is truly beautiful, and the juxtaposition of the impending war married with clear tenor voices exploding into ringing harmony fills the church to its very corners.
★★★★

Scott Stait, The Public Reviews

But the use of music is arguably the most emotive element here. Musical director Christopher Peake has reworked poems from AE Housman’s 1896 collection ‘A Shropshire Lad’ to great dramatic effect (the directors were in turn inspired by a song cycle based on six of Housman’s poems by George Butterworth, who himself met his end at the Somme in 1916).
★★★★

Jim Ranger, Downstage Centre

Chess

Unmissable.
★★★★★

Michael Convey, WhatsOnStage

Difficult, brilliant work at its finest.
★★★★

Simon Edge, The Express

Simon Lambert’s six piece band… have a whale of a time with Christopher Peake’s superb new arrangements.
★★★★

Frontrowdress.com

[The] timeless score… benefits from the crisp musical arrangement of Christopher Peake which adds refreshingly contemporary zing.
★★★★

Sandra Giorgetti, British Theatre Guide

This production of Chess, in short, has all the right moves to make this Cold War musical feel red hot.

Mark Shenton, The Stage

NewsRevue Edinburgh 2011

Top 25 reviewed shows, Edinburgh 2011

The British Comedy Guide

Miss this show at your peril
★★★★★

Adam Elms, WhatsOnStage

Laugh Riot… NewsRevue deserves its awesome reputation and is unmissable.
★★★★★

William Summerlin, Broadway Baby

A Man of No Importance

Best 6 Musicals of 2009

Mark  Shenton, The Stage

This musical transfer [sends] a flood of warmth through the stalls… as the mirror of art is held up to the hard realities and poetry of everyday life.

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

The Mikado

Best of all with this production is the quality of the singing under Christopher Peake’s musical direction.”

Mark Shenton, The Stage

Without orchestral back-up, the music also feels revivified.  Overall this is great fun delivered quite, quite brilliantly.
★★★★★ Critics Choice

Andrew Hayden, Time Out

All you need to know is this Mikado is supreme with some staggering singing.
★★★★

Radica Anikpe, WhatsOnStage

The noise the chorus makes is the loveliest I’ve head for months and would be the envy of most West End shows. This production team is going places.
★★★★

Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard