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Reviews

REVIEW: Before The Party – Rondo Theatre Company – Rondo Theatre

BEFORE THE PARTY RONDO THEATRE   A strange choice, this, for a revival. Rodney Ackland’s 1949 play, adapted loosely from Somerset Maugham’s 1922 short story of the...

REVIEW: 5 Stars – Streaming By Jon Welch – Pipeline Theatre – Ustinov Studio...

“Welcome to webcamland” the phrase strikes horror in the hearts of most parents along with the dangers of grooming or sexual exploitation. However this...

Spring Awakening, Review, The Rondo Theatre

The musical Spring Awakening is based on the original play by Frank Wedekind; a journey through adolescence, sexual awakening and the suffocating attitudes of...

REVIEW – ** 2 Stars – Divas, Dogs & Derby Day – The Mission...

Divas, Dogs and Derby Day The Mission Theatre Divas, Dogs and Derby Day which opened at The Mission Theatre Bath on Monday 20th May is billed...

REVIEW: **** – Fred Macaulay – St Margaret’s Hall

FRED MACAULAYST MARGARETS HALL, BRADFORD-ON-AVON   This is the first foray beyond the frontiers of Bath for the great Nick Steel’s ever-expanding Comedy Festival empire. Though...

REVIEW: 5 Stars – A Dog’s Life by Pam Valentine – Burdall’s Yard –...

  Pam Valentine's A Dog's Life gives an insight into the humour and pathos of life in a dog's shelter – from the canine viewpoint. What...

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: *** – Medea – Bristol Old Vic 

Medea    Expectation has been high surrounding the opening of Medea at Bristol Old Vic. The traditional tale by Euripides redesigned into a modern retelling by...

REVIEW: *** DAVID TSONOS: WALKING THE CAT – Bath Brewhouse – Bath Comedy Festival

DAVID TSONOS: WALKING THE CAT BATH BREWHOUSE   This try-out show from amiable Canadian David Tsonos concerns, as one might have guessed, his cat. Or rather his...

REVIEW: ***** – Plastic by Marius von Mayenburg – Ustinov Studio

Plastic by Marius von MayenburgTranslated by Maja Zade Ustinov Studio       Plastic is the first production in the new Ustinov Season. Here, director Matthew Dunster has set...

REVIEW: Treasure Island – Bath Drama

TREASURE ISLAND RONDO THEATRE This year’s panto from Bath Drama, doyen of Bath’s non-professional companies, is a shameless travesty of R L Stevenson’s tale of pirates,...

The Encounter – Complicite –  The Bristol Old Vic – REVIEW

Performed by Simon McBurney 20/9/25   Twenty years ago McBurney was given Petru Popescu’s book ‘Amazon Beaming’ and from it Complicite have now created this exceptional performance....

FRINGE REVIEW: **** – Wake Up and Deirdrealize – Burdall’s Yard – Bath Fringe...

Wake up and Deirdrealize BURDALL’S YARD This performance from Lucy Harrison as the appalling Deirdre Me is a pleasingly outrageous piece of nonsense. Deirdre, as played by...

REVIEW: The Great British Soap Opera – Mission Theatre

The Great British Soap Opera, a new musical by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, produced by Mark Sellick, directed by Scott Rogers,presented by Not...

REVIEW: ***** – The Diary Of Anne Frank – Rondo Theatre

Diary of Ann Frank adapted by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett from The Diary of a Young Girl; an OOOH ARR production at the...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Duribbs Cabaret – Burdall’s Yard – Bath Fringe Festival

 Saturday 28th May   The strength of a cabaret is in the variety and vibrancy of its performers, and Duribbs Cabaret brought a range of talent...

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...

REVIEW: **** Wind in the Willows – the egg

Wind in the Willows  The egg theatre 9 June 2017 Kenneth Grahame’s 1908 children’s novel is brought to charming and amusing prestige by screenwriter and dramatist Alan...

REVIEW: 2 Stars – Moliere’s The Hypochondriac – in a version by Richard Bean...

This rather lavish and beautiful looking production from Theatre Royal Bath Productions is a strange recipe of modern song dealing with medical woes including...

REVIEW: Our Country’s Good – Next Stage Theatre Company – The Mission Theatre

Our Country’s Good, by Timberlake Wertenbaker is a tale of love, loss and theatrics. It follows the story of a group of convicts, exiled...