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Reviews

Review: Henry Walker & The Wheel Of Death, Roughhouse Theatre, The Rondo Theatre –...

Having loved Big Fish by Daniel Wallace I had an idea of what to expect from Henry Walker & The Wheel Of Death and...

The Father by Florian Zeller, Theatre Royal Bath, 4 Star Review

This outstanding play from French playwright Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton, stunned audiences at The Ustinov last year and it is a great...

FRINGE REVIEW: **** – The Perfect Woman – Burdall’s Yard – Bath Fringe Festival

THE PERFECT WOMAN BURDALL’S YARD   This piece, written and directed by Charlotte Lily-Gray takes the TV game show and twists it into a vision of misogynist...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Wyrd-o – Tales From The Absurdicon – Bath Fringe Festival

  Show: Wyrd-O! Tales from The Absurdicon Production Co.: Nomadic Academy of Fools Venue: Burdall’s Yard, Bath Starring: Simon Blakeman “I haven’t even started getting weird yet,” our fool,...

Review **** A Cactus Named Lewie (SparkFest – Burdall’s Yard)

Spark Fest kicks off with a delightfully sweet and bubbling performance from the minds of brand new theatre company, Fluorescent Productions. This neatly packaged...

FRINGE REVIEW: *** – Apocalypse – Fake Escape – Bath Fringe Festival

Apocalypse Fake Escape Secret Location 8th June, 2017     Apocalypse is a collection of four short plays set in the lead up to a world-ending meteor strike. Taking them...

REVIEW: *** – The Woodlanders – Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company – Rondo Theatre

The Woodlanders – based on the novel by Thomas Hardy Adapted by Tamsin Kennard Hammerpuzzle Theatre Rondo Theatre and Touring   There is much to like in this adaptation...

REVIEW: 2 Stars – The Harvest – Pavel Pryazhko, Translated by Sasha Dugdale – Ustinov Studio

This is a curious piece to launch the new season at The Ustinov, it is very short at under an hour and the evening...

REVIEW: **** – Gunshow – Rondo Theatre

Gunshow, Connor Macleod, Rondo Theatre, 6th and 7th of June   #Gunsh0w presents a tableau of hot-topics: internet fame and shame, gun control, racism and US...
The 39 Steps - Olivia Greene as Pamela and Richard Ede as Hannay - Theatre Royal Bath - Theatre Bath

REVIEW: 4 Stars – The 39 Steps – Theatre Royal Bath

The 39 Steps – adapted by Patrick Barlow Theatre Royal Bath   The 39 Steps has become a sure-fire comedy favourite with regular theatre goers. Having enjoyed...

BATH CHRONICLE REVIEW: Inspiration – Bath Theatre School – The Roper Theatre

‘Inspiration’ - a title that conveys drama, effervescence and looking back to one’s past along with a keen eye on the future. This title...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Spamalot – Theatre Royal Bath

Monty Python’s Spamalot is an evening of sheer fun.  Wrapped up in the crazy world of Python to keep the fans happy and for...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Forever Yours, Mary-Lou – Ustinov Studio

Forever Yours, Mary–Lou by Michael Tremblay Translated by Michael West Ustinov Studio   Lawrence Boswell directs the second play in The Ustinov Studio’s Season of French-Canadian Drama. Forever Yours,...

THEATRE REVIEW – A CHRISTMAS CAROL – THE RONDO THEATRE *** 3 Stars

A Christmas Carol – The Musical Live Wire Theatre, the Rondo   The presentation of this classic Christmas tale brings a mix of music and...

REVIEW: Intimate Exchanges – Alan Ayckbourn – Next Stage Theatre Company

Mission Theatre   Intimate Exchanges is a fiercely difficult challenge for any company. Ayckbourn has set the challenge of 16 possible endings for the play and...

REVIEW: Gas Girls – Acta Theatre – Rondo Theatre

ACTA have been touring their production of “Gas Girls” across the region since its inception in 2014. It is a community piece, based on...

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 -...

REVIEW: Fame – Zenith Youth Theatre Company – Kingswood School

Fame - The Musical, lyrics by Jacques Levy, a Zenith Youth Theatre production, directed by Scott Rogers, musical director Roy Page, at the Kingswood...

REVIEW **** Secret Project (SparkFest – Parade Gardens)

Whilst the now traditional Party in the City engulfs Bath, albeit not on it’s traditional opening night slot, Bath Spa University Dance students inhabit...

REVIEW **** What Makes A Man (SparkFest – Mission Theatre)

This short but sweet pieces is an intimate look at what it can mean to be a man in this day and age. Using...