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Reviews

Reviews

Review: ‘Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads’ – The Argyle Players

Alan Bennett’s award-winning Talking Heads monologues, televised to considerable acclaim almost 30 years ago, are regarded as contemporary classics. In choosing three of them...

REVIEW: Les Misérables – Curtain Up Theatre Schools

Les Miserables (School Edition) Curtain Up Theatre School Roper Theatre, West Wing Hayesfield Girls School   It is hard to imagine that this production of Les Miserables is the...

REVIEW: **** – North by Northwest – Theatre Royal Bath

North by Northwest Screenwriter Ernest Lehman, Playwright Carolyn Burns Theatre Royal Bath The Theatre Royal is home to this hi tech innovative stage production of the classic film...

REVIEW: **** – Wink – The Mission Theatre

Wink – Mission Theatre, Bath 26.07.2017 When TopButton Theatre Company asked the audience of their debut production Wink to describe the performance in three...

REVIEW: Edges – Exit Stage Left – Rondo Theatre

EDGES RONDO THEATRE Do you want to see an off-Broadway musical? No need to go to New York; you need go no further than the Rondo....

REVIEW: Summer Holiday – Zenith Youth Theatre Company – Kingswood Theatre

Zenith Theatre presents Summer Holiday (Kingswood Theatre, Wednesday July 12th)   Beautiful staging, energised performances and a large dose of fun result in a rendition of this...

REVIEW: **** – Going Dutch – Widcombe Social Club

DUTCH COMEDY NIGHT – COMEDYTRAIN ON TOUR WIDCOMBE SOCIAL CLUB This gig is part of Alkmaar week, commemorating 70 years of Bath’s twinning relationship with that...

REVIEW: Cautionary Tales – Kingswood School

This Kingswood production is an innovative piece of children’s theatre exploring notions of how children should behave.   Through a series of workshops students, under the...

REVIEW: ***** – Ministry Of Burlesque Twisted Cabaret – Komedia Bath

Ministry of Burlesque’s Twisted Cabaret promises ‘Camp Comedy, risqué song and frisky burlesque’ and it does not disappoint!   We were greeted by our host for...

REVIEW: **** – Fred Macaulay – Widcombe Social Club

FRED MACAULAY WIDCOMBE SOCIAL CLUB The prophet of Perthshire takes to the stage at the packed Social Club with his usual casual-seeming style. He says the...

REVIEW: **** – Racing Demon – Theatre Royal Bath

Racing Demon – David Hare Theatre Royal Bath Jonathan Church hot foot from the triumphs of Chichester launches his directing debut of the Theatre Royal Summer...

REVIEW: Birdsong – Next Stage Theatre Company – The Mission Theatre

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks adapted by Rachel Wagstaff Next Stage The Mission Theatre Birdsong is a popular and successful novel. A love story mingled with the brutality...

REVIEW: **** – The Addams Family – Theatre Royal Bath

The Addams Family Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lipa   The Addams Family has had many incarnations from cartoons, TV series...

FRINGE REVIEW: ***** – The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Tobacco Tea Theatre...

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Tobacco Tea Theatre Burdall’s Yard    June 10, 2017   In a world obsessed with all things Sherlock Holmes, the Accidental Adventures of Sherlock...

FRINGE REVIEW: ***** – Just In Case – Bert & Lou Theatre – Bath...

Just in Case Bert & Lou Theatre 2 Comfortable Place 10th June, 2017     For Just In Case, audiences are invited into the home of the obsessively hoarding Wilson...

FRINGE REVIEW: **** – Ovid’s Heroines – Bath Fringe Festival

Ovid’s Heroines by James Darnton Thereby Hangs A Tale Theatre Company St Michael’s Church 10th June, 2017   Ovid’s Heroines, as the title suggests, resurrects the stories of Ovid’s...

REVIEW: ***** Ellipsism – Burdall’s Yard Bath Fringe

ELLIPSISM BURDALL’S YARD 3 JUNE 2017 This beautifully eccentric retelling of the last days of Napoleon’s life is a sure fire hit. With a captivating performance from...

FRINGE REVIEW: **** – The Pub Tour – Kilter Theatre – Bath Fringe Festival

THE PUB TOUR THE STREETS OF BATH Kilter Theatre This latest addition to Bath’s repertoire of walking tours comes from Kilter Theatre. Not exactly a theatre piece...

FRINGE REVIEW: **** – Tartuffe – Mission Theatre – Bath Fringe Festival

TARTUFFE MISSION THEATRE   This production by Bath University Student Theatre of Roger McGough’s adaptation of Moliere’s 1664 play is a pleasing thing. There’s no pretence here...

FRINGE REVIEW: **** – Other Places by Harold Pinter – Bath University Student Theatre...

Other Places by Harold Pinter Bath University Student Theatre Museum of Bath at Work 9th June, 2017       Harold Pinter’s theatre is not something to be adapted lightly, so...