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The Star reviews

Danny O’Brien in The Star. Photograph by Robert Day.
Danny O’Brien in The Star. Photograph by Robert Day.

★★★★
“A loving, funny tribute to music hall”
The Stage

"Full of winning performances"
The Guardian

Danny O’Brien and Michael Starke in The Star. Photograph by Robert Day.
Danny O’Brien and Michael Starke in The Star. Photograph by Robert Day.

★★★★
"The Playhouse’s sparkling Edwardian past is brought back to life in Michael Wynne’s fine new play"
"Philip Wilson’s direction adds the final sparkle that moves this from simple story to touching metaphor for the hopes and fears of all our lives"

The Observer

★★★★★
“A rapid and frequently shambolic succession of singers, illusionists and comedians”
“The feelgood show of the year – the audience loved it”

Merseysider Magazine

The cast of The Star. Photograph by Robert Day.
The cast of The Star. Photograph by Robert Day.

“A 19th century Noises Off”
“An evening of infinite variety”

Liverpool Echo

"Cleverly executed magic”
“An evening of fun”

Theatre World Magazine

Kevin Harvey in The Star. Photograph by Robert Day.
Kevin Harvey in The Star. Photograph by Robert Day.

“The sets are big, the costumes are bright and the tunes are all fun and familiar”
“When it zings it does so with an unbounded joy”

Purple Revolver

9/10
"The Star is shining brightly and it is one that captures all that is good about modern theatre”
“A star is not only born, it has exploded into life in the heart of Williamson Square”

Liverpool Sound and Vision

Michelle Butterly and Michael Starke in The Star. Photograph by Robert Day.
Michelle Butterly and Michael Starke in The Star. Photograph by Robert Day.

★★★★
"Bursting with fun and entertainment"
"A good time is guaranteed"

Liverpool Art Scene

★★★★★
"All round fun and entertainment at its best"
"Director Philip Wilson has it nailed"
"You will come out smiling and with a spring in your step"

North West End

Jack Rigby and Helen Carter in The Star. Photograph by Robert Day.
Jack Rigby and Helen Carter in The Star. Photograph by Robert Day.

5/5
"Guaranteed to lift spirits and have your foot tapping"
"A perfect mix of moving scenes and light-hearted slapstick"

Writing By Sean

★★★★
"The Star shines very brightly"
"Another fine Playhouse alternative to the city’s other more child-centred treats"

Northern Soul

The cast of The Star. Photograph by Robert Day.
The cast of The Star. Photograph by Robert Day.

The Star is at the Playhouse until Sat 14 Jan.

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