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Reviews

REVIEW: Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward – The Mission Theatre

Without question Blithe Spirit is one of Noel Cowards most enduring and successful comedies; Here it is captured with great style by the excellent...

REVIEW: His Dark Materials – The Mission Theatre

His Dark Materials, parts 1 & 2 by Nicholas Wright, based on the novels by Philip Pullman at The Mission Theatre; a Next Stage...

REVIEW: **** – 4 Stars – John-Luke Roberts Builds A Monster – Bath Comedy...

JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS BUILDS A MONSTER THE RING O’BELLS   This brand-new, still evolving show from John-Luke Roberts takes stand-up to its outer limits. The monster that he...

REVIEW: **** – Present Laughter by Noel Coward – Theatre Royal Bath

The Theatre Royal summer season is upon us and Present Laughter is the first of four plays on offer this year.    Present Laughter is a...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Hay Fever – Noel Coward – Theatre Royal Bath

This production is a fine finale to what has been an outstanding summer season at the Theatre Royal. Hay Fever was inspired by Coward’s...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – GEORGE EGG – ANARCHIST COOK – RONDO THEATRE

This is a show like no other, in which the eponymous George attempts to demonstrate how gourmet meals can be prepared in a Travelodge...

REVIEW: THE ARREST OF AI WEI WEI- RONDO THEATRE – BATH DRAMA

It is understandably tempting to compare Howard Brenton’s docu-drama about the recent incarceration by the Chinese authorities of Ai Wei Wei, internationally renowned artist, and designer of the ‘Bird’s Nest’...

The Teacup Poisoner – A new musical by Mark Powell and Ben Occhipinti –...

Directed by Lee Lyford   This new musical based on the true story of Graham Young, a man obsessed with poisons, chemicals and a notorious serial...

REVIEW: The Weir – Conor McPherson – Next Stage – Mission Theatre

The Weir by Conor McPherson is widely acclaimed as a contemporary masterpiece. First performed in 1998 it is simply a moment in time in Brendan’s Bar, in...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Peter Pan Goes Wrong – Theatre Royal Bath – Mischief...

Mischief Theatre has bravely stepped out with a second production following their huge hit “The Play that goes wrong.” Here they present Peter...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – The Father by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton –...

Once again Laurence Boswell has uncovered a new play by the young celebrated French writer, Florian Zeller. The Father has already won a...

REVIEW: *** Cocoon – SparkFest – Burdall’s Yard

Cocoon SparkFest Burdall’s Yard 20th and 26th May 2018 Lydia is ready to move out of her childhood home, but first her bedroom needs a good decluttering. Sifting...

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: *** – When The Eye Has Gone – Roughhouse Theatre – Rondo Theatre

One Run and One Ball Of A Time At ‘When The Eye Has Gone’    I would like to mention that as a child, I did...

Review: Boys by Ella Hickson – Bath University Student Theatre – The Museum of...

Review: Boys by Ella Hickson Bath University Student Theatre The Museum of Bath at Work Boys by Ella Hickson is a quintessential snapshot of the lives of...

REVIEW: 3 Stars – Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage – Ustinov Studio

The outstanding American Season comes to an end with this beautifully crafted play by Lynn Nottage. The tale of a 1905 unmarried black...

REVIEW – Core Theatre – An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls - J.B.Priestley. Core Theatre Productions Rondo Theatre It is always a great sight to see one of Bath's foremost fringe venues...

REVIEW: ***** – Final Test – Mission Theatre – Bath Fringe Festival

FINAL TEST MISSION THEATRE This piece from OnSet productions is a semi-surreal struggle between eight people, men and women, trapped in some sort of strange Big...

1984 – Theatre Royal Bath – REVIEW – 4 Stars

A new adaptation by Robert Icke and Duncan MacmillanHeadlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre   It is impossible to escape the prophetic nature of 1984, in...

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 -...