July 28, 2022
Those of us of a certain age will remember fondly the manic stunts of Michael Crawford as Frank Spencer in the TV show Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, alongside Michelle Dotrice as his long suffering wife Betty. “Oohh Betty” became the catchphrase all the impressionists of the day used when portraying the accident prone Spencer, though bizarrely the phrase was only ever used once throughout the series which ran from 1973 to 1978.
May 19, 2022
When Abba won The Eurovision Song Contest way back in 1974 with Waterloo, they can hardly have imagined the global phenomenon they were due to become as one of the most successful and prolific groups of all time.
April 28, 2022
Theatre goers to the Regent in Hanley for the opening night of Bat Out of Hell on Tuesday (April 26), featuring Jim Steinman’s and Meatloaf’s hits, were greeted to the amazing sight of 44 Harleys riding in and parking in Piccadilly outside the theatre from 6.30pm. This was to celebrate both Bat Out of Hell’s opening night in Stoke-on-Trent and the 10th Anniversary of the Stoke Chapter of the Harley Owners Group.
April 6, 2022
The Osmonds Musical written by Jay Osmond received a rapturous reception at the Regent on opening night (Tuesday, April 5). The sparkling production follows the stratospheric success of The Osmonds under the stern hand of their Father George, played by Charlie Allen with Nicola Bryan as their supportive mother.