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“West Side Story”
Review of Altrincham Garrick

Altrincham Garrick
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

A great performance of West Side Story - a young dynamic cast and some superb performances. Wonderful choreography. Comfortable seating with excellent rake to the seats so good visibility. Bar area was hot, crowded and failing to cope with the almost full house. The saddest part was that despite the fact this was a musical - with a live orchestra - there was no mention of the orchestra in the programme, there was insufficient room to place them in a "pit" - so they were playing completely backstage, and I suspect that the majority of the audience thought it was a recording of the musical score that they were hearing. The cast received their well deserved applause and appreciation from the audience but the musicians - without whom the show could not have been called a musical - went home with absolutely no recognition - a shame but a sign of the times for "live" musicians I fear.

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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Just a few words about our visit to this terrific theatre.
We have never been before and were very pleasantly surprised indeed. Comfortable seats, no restricted views,great lighting and sound.
We went to see Barry Steeles show, " Roy Orbison and Friends"
What a treat. There are The Big O tributes and then there is Barry Steele. We could not believe that anyone could sing like Roy. Fantastic.
His friends were Elvis, Dusty Springfield and Jerry Lee Lewis. Sensational.
Do not miss this show if it comes your way. Better still, see it at the Garrick next time round !!

Thank MsBrownWarrington
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Have lived in Sale and Altrincham all my life and had yet to venture to a local theatre other than some gang shows at the old Sale Civic many years ago
Given that neither the Lowry nor Manchester theatres offered anything we fancied festively, we plumped for the Aladdin production at the Garrick over Christmas

The theatre is walkable from our house, very pleasant inside and I did struggle for tickets given the popularity of the production

The Panto itself was great with audience participation but not pressurised and a preformance that last around 2 hours in total, which both my kids enjoyed

We will certainly be back next Christmas if not for a production in between

Thank rockinrocky_robin
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

We've been coming to this amateur theatre now for several years and I have to say we've seen some wonderful plays and shows. The theatre (including the downstairs bar) is smart and comfortable and the effort put in by the volunteers and amateur players is absolutely wonderful. Very, very good value and a great night out. If you love live theatre and you've never been, you must give it a try!

Thank GeoffSale
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

There is one word to sum up Altrincham Garrick and that is quality. They produce excellent productions of their own and have a vast range of visiting events. A recent review awarded them 5 stars for a "magnificent" production of "An Inspector Calls" - well deserved. This is their 100th year and I wish them well for the next 100 years. They deserve your support.

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