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Reviews

Review: The Recruiting Officer – Next Stage Theatre Company – The Mission Theatre

The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar Next Stage Theatre Company The Mission Theatre, Bath Thursday 11 July 2013   First performed in 1706 at Drury Lane, Farquhar's The Recruiting...

FRINGE REVIEW: **** – Chapel Street – Gritty Theatre – Burdall’s Yard – Bath...

CHAPEL STREET BURDALL’S YARD This piece from Gritty Theatre company is indeed gritty. It concerns Joe and Kirsty, as they separately prepare for their Friday night...

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...

REVIEW: Busk The Musical – Music Is Life Productions – The Rondo Theatre

BUSK RONDO THEATRE   This new original production from local company Music Is Life is written and composed by Dan Lashbrook, and aims, it says, “to look...

REVIEW: Sketch Show 2 – St Laurence School

The Sketch Show by Humour-us at St Laurence School, Bradford on Avon, 14th March 7.30pm. Political correctness took a night off for this sell out...

The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe – The Mission Theatre – Review

Next Stage Theatre Company yet again does a fantastic job of staging a hugely ambitious and magical play with their production of C.S. Lewis’...

REVIEW: The Arabian Nights – Onset Productions – Bath Spa University at the egg...

OnSet Productions have really taken Arabian Nights - an already wonderful piece of storytelling children’s theatre - and made it into their own. Upon...

REVIEW: How The Other Half Loves – Theatre Royal Bath

How the Other Half Loves Theatre Royal Bath Alan Ayckbourn's play of social satire and marital mayhem first staged in 1969 is now a period piece,...

REVIEW *** Park Bench (SparkFest – Mission Theatre)

Park Bench is a deconstruction of modern relationships with a difference. We follow a young couple from first meeting to last goodbye, guided through...

REVIEW: **** – The Importance Of Being Earnest – Theatre Royal Bath

The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde Original Theatre Company Theatre Royal Bath This classic comedy by the brilliant Oscar Wilde is an absolute treat for...

REVIEW: 3 Stars – The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde – Theatre...

This classic Wilde play is usually enough to entice an audience into a theatre, the brilliance of his wit and style always a joy...

REVIEW: **** Art – Theatre Royal Bath

Art by Yasmina Reza never loses its appeal. First performed in the UK in 1996 it is as fresh and relevant now as then....

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: **** – RACHEL PARRIS: KEYNOTE – RING O’BELLS – Bath Comedy Festival

RACHEL PARRIS: KEYNOTE RING O’BELLS     This show from Rachel Parris uses as its excuse her invitation to speak to pupils at her old school, as some...

REVIEW: In Praise Of Love – The Mission Theatre

In Praise of Love – Terrence Rattigan Next Stage Theatre Company Mission Theatre   Next Stage Theatre Company and their trade mark high standards bring this slightly lesser...

EDINBURGH REVIEWS: 5 Stars – Scour by Rebecca Monks – Clouds & Soil (Venue...

Performed by Josh Considine Directed by Daisy Jorgensen Clouds & Soil (Venue 71) Free Fringe 2:15pm until 29 August “The best things in life are free” the old...

REVIEW: *** – Inward Ripples – Burdall’s Yard – Bath Fringe Festival

This piece from Onset Productions concerns two blokes and a girl. No, it’s not a ménage a trois. It’s not a ménage at...

REVIEW: **** – Fracked or please don’t use the F word – Theatre Royal...

Fracked - Theatre Royal Bath This dark, satirical comedy by Alistair Beaton is an interesting examination of "Fracking" and its impact on communities whilst...

REVIEW: The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson, Bath Drama at the Rondo Theatre...

Bath Drama's production of Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson is one of those productions that the company could have thought the whole thing...

Review: 4 Stars – ‘MY ROMANTIC HISTORY’ – THE RONDO THEATRE

This production of D C Jackson’s play by Reform Theatre Company follows their usual policy of performing plays that are about ordinary people, but...