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Reviews

REVIEW *** Quirky Bird (SparkFest – Burdall’s yard)

Quirky Bird and Friends is a charming story for little people about learning to embrace your differences. The production is sweet, with a slightly...

REVIEW **** Rise (SparkFest – Burdall’s Yard)

This beautifully staged piece of story telling aimed at primary school children highlights the fight for equality of three significant women throughout history. Although a...

Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon – Theatre Royal Bath – REVIEW – 5 Stars

This visceral, explosive play had its UK premiere at The Ustinov Studio last summer which understandably led to a London run; it is great...

REVIEW: In The Next Room (The Vibrator Play) – The Rondo Theatre

IN THE NEXT ROOMRONDO THEATRE   This latest from the estimable Rondo Theatre Company is set in Victorian England (transposed from the original New York 1886...

Review: Noye’s Fludde – Bradford Barnstorm, Tithe Barn, Bradford on Avon

Review: Noye’s Fludde – Bradford Barnstorm, Tithe Barn, Bradford on Avon Friday 12th July Having been billed as a great community event...

REVIEW: The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden – Alan Ayckbourn – The...

Next Stage Theatre Company Dir. Ann Garner As part of their 20 year anniversary the ever impressive Next Stage Theatre Company has taken on the trilogy...

FRINGE REVIEW: **** – What I Do For You – Burdall’s Yard – Bath...

WHAT I DO FOR YOU BURDALL'S YARD   What I Do For You explores relatable themes of family, finances, unemployment and loss while gaining dramatic impact from...

FRINGE REVIEW: **- I thought I might be Jet Li (but it turns out...

I THOUGHT I MIGHT BE JET LI (BUT IT TURNS OUT THAT I’M NOT) MISSION THEATRE This new play by Stuart Crowther explores what it means...

REVIEW: The Odyssey – Mark Bruce Company – The Merlin Theatre

Merlin Theatre, Frome and Touring Mark Bruce and his team have once again created a visually stunning piece of dance. Close on the heels of...

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: 3 Stars – Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn – Theatre Royal Bath

This week in the Theatre Royal is an absolute treat for Ayckbourn fans. The stalwart comedy “Confusions” is touring alongside the brand new “Hero’s...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – THE SCOTTISH FALSETTO SOCK PUPPET THEATRE DO SHAKESPEARE – WIDCOMBE...

Ah, the Socks. Can this comic creation, of some years’ standing now, still come up with new laughs? Yes, readers, it bloody well can....

REVIEW: ***1/2 Stars – The Miser – Theatre Royal Bath

The Miser – Moliere (freely adapted by Sean Foley and Phil Porter) Theatre Royal Bath    It is important to note the term “freely adapted” coined by...

REVIEW – 4 STARS – The American Plan by Richard Greenberg – The Ustinov...

The American Plan by Richard Greenberg Ustinov Studio, Bath; Reviewed 11/03/2013 “You look as if nothing has ever happened to you” We are by a lake set...

REVIEW: Little Shop of Horrors – Keynsham Light Opera Group

  Broadlands Academy, Keynsham   KLOG have been a feature of the Keynsham amateur dramatic scene for many years; providing entertainment through their biannual productions which range...

REVIEW: 3 Stars – Hetty Feather – Theatre Royal Bath

Adapted by Emma Reeves from the novel by Jacqueline Wilson, Theatre Royal Bath Dame Jacqueline Wilson is considered one of the most popular children’s’ authors and...

REVIEW: Go Back For Murder – Playing Up Theatre Company – Rondo Theatre

Go Back For Murder by Agatha Christie; a Playing Up Theatre production directed by Ann Hipperson at The Rondo Theatre, Larkhall from 8th -...

The Wiz – Keynsham Youth Theatre, Broadlands Academy, Keynsham

Keynsham Youth Theatre, under the direction of Graeme Savage heads off down the yellow brick road with this adaption of the family favourite The...

REVIEW: **** – Barbara Nice: Raffle – Bath Comedy Festival – Rondo Theatre

BARBARA NICE: RAFFLE RONDO THEATRE   Do you imagine that a middle-class actor in a wig, playing a caricature Northern working-class housewife, can successfully get a...

REVIEW: Viv Groskop: Anchorwoman – Widcombe Social Club – Bath Comedy Festival

VIV GROSKOP: ANCHORWOMAN     WIDCOMBE SOCIAL CLUB     This is a ‘work-in-progress’ show aimed, it says here, at exploring our relationship with the news. Mainly, this...