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Reviews

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...

REVIEW: 20:20 Vision New Writing Festival – The Old Theatre Royal

20:20 Vision New Writing Festival Produced by David Shopland & Lewis J. Oatley Directed by David Shopland Bath Masonic Hall (The Old Theatre Royal) 7 new writers, 15...

REVIEW: **** SALAD DAYS – Theatre Royal Bath

Salad Days Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade Theatre Royal Bath   Cameron Mackintosh maintains that this is the show that made him, as a child, fall in love...

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...

REVIEW: **** – Blood Brothers – Theatre Royal Bath

Blood Brothers – Willy Russell Theatre Royal Bath Blood Brothers by Willy Russell has remained a firm favourite with musical theatre goers over the past 30...

REVIEW: 2 Stars – The Second Best Bed – Rondo Theatre

It’s well known that Shakespeare left his wife Anne Hathaway (Why do we never call her Anne Shakespeare, which must surely have been what...

The Deluge – Lila Dance – The ICIA – REVIEW

ICIA Bath. Nov 6th, 2015 Deluge was a highly successful collaboration of focused and intensely committed physical theatre artists. As I sat in the bar,...

REVIEW: The Trial – The Actors Wheel – Rondo Theatre

The Trial presented by the impressive graduating students from The Actors Wheel, a professionally produced touring theatre training company burst into life with great...

REVIEW: 0 Stars – LEWIS SCHAFFER: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL – RING O’BELLS

I was explaining to a friend the other day how I assess shows on the stars system, from five stars for a show that...

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: ** A Night At The Movies – Oooh Arrr Productions Ltd – Rondo...

This new show from OOOH ARRR productions isn’t a Wurzels tribute, in case you were wondering. Nor, despite the title, is it about films....

REVIEW: All New People by Zach Braff – Rondo Theatre Company – Rondo Theatre

All New People by Zach Braff; a Rondo Theatre Company production directed by Will Jesmond de Clermont at The Rondo Theatre, March 21st -...

REVIEW: **** – Junkyard by Jack Thorne – Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Junkyard – Book & Lyrics by Jack Thorne, Music by Stephen Warbeck    Bristol Old Vic     New musical theatre is relatively easy to find these days...

REVIEW(s): 2 Stars – PROKOFIEV’S ‘PETER AND THE WOLF’ AND OTHER WILD TALES, SPIEGELTENT...

Two Peter and the Wolfs (or is it Wolves?) in one day begs to be compared and contrasted, doesn’t it? So, Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and...

REVIEW: **** – 4 Stars – Half Life – Ustinov Studio

Half Life by John Mighton Ustinov Studio​ Directed by Nancy Meckler​   The much anticipated new season at The Ustinov Studio has arrived and is a celebration of...

REVIEW: **** – Gangsta Granny – Theatre Royal Bath

Gangsta Granny – David Walliams Theatre Royal Bath There is little doubt that David Walliams has created stories for children that are equally enjoyable for adults....

REVIEW: **** – Frankenstein in Bath – Show of Strength Theatre

This intriguing promenade around Bath from Show of Strength theatre company follows the footsteps of Mary Shelley, who, in the desperate rush to claim...

REVIEW: *** The Price – Theatre Royal Bath

Arthur Miller’s The Price may not be the best known play from the American playwright; however it deals with those issues that define Miller...

The Crucible by Arthur Miller – Bristol Old Vic – REVIEW

Bristol Old Vic kicks off their autumn season with The Crucible,  sixty one years after they gave Arthur Miller's classic play its British première. Set...

REVIEW: *** – It It Tabu? – Burdall’s Yard – Bath Fringe Festival

Well, is it? And what is tabu, anyway.? Is it spelt wrong, or not? Where was I? Oh, yes, reviewing. This is...