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Reviews

REVIEW: Cats – Bath Theatre School – Kingswood Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats is a musical which can either make or break a company. It's famous songs and difficult dance content is a challenge for...

REVIEW: Bath Spa University Opera Double Bill: Sour Angelica (Giacomo Puccini) & Blue Monday...

Sour Angelica        With a cast and crew made up entirely of second, third year and Master’s music, design and production students, the Bath...

REVIEW: **** – The Kite Runner – Theatre Royal Bath

The Kite Runner adapted by Matthew Spangler Theatre Royal Bath   The much awaited stage adaptation of the bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini has arrived in Bath...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Nel – Scratchworks Theatre Company – Ustinov Studio

Nel is a beguiling tale of a young woman, alone in her life and in need friendship and company. What sets this regular...

REVIEW: ***** – The Whale – Ustinov Studio

The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter Ustinov Studio   The Ustinov Studio has once again produced an extraordinary piece of theatre. Perhaps one of the smaller producing...

REVIEW: Tango Moderno – Theatre Royal Bath

Tango Moderno Theatre Royal Bath The sizzling dance dynamos that are Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone take tango to the streets in their lively new show...

REVIEW: **** – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE – THEATRE ROYAL BATH

Thoroughly Modern Millie, Winner of six Tony Awards is the delightful musical theatre comedy based on the 1967 award-winning film. Set in 1922, Millie (Hayley...

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

Torn SparkFest Burdall’s Yard 29th May 2018 Torn is a short film about three lads hanging out in a forest. Sam has invited mates Matthew and Ryan to...

REVIEW: Pop! The Musical – King Edward’s School

POP! The Musical Wroughton Theatre, King Edward’s School Wednesday 6th – Saturday 9th December 2017   When amateur casts tackle major musicals, they often hang on for dear...

REVIEW: **** Memories We Lost in the Fire – Burdall’s Yard Bath Fringe

MEMORIES WE LOST IN THE FIRE By Belinda Barrett Burdall’s Yard Sat 3 June The initial premise of a play about fresher students, written by a student and...

REVIEW: **** – Racing Demon – Theatre Royal Bath

Racing Demon – David Hare Theatre Royal Bath Jonathan Church hot foot from the triumphs of Chichester launches his directing debut of the Theatre Royal Summer...

REVIEW: City of Angels – Zenith Youth Theatre Company

City of Angels, music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by David Zippel, book by Larry Gelbart; a Zenith Youth Theatre production at the Kingswood Theatre,...

Moby Dick by Darkstuff Productions – ****

Moby Dick by Darkstuff Productions Adapted by Simon Harvey-Williams and Phil John Having studied and lived in New Bedford, Massachusetts for almost 10 years, I can...

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: Disenchanted – Exit Stage Left – Rondo Theatre

Disenchanted So what happens when the Disney princesses are able to tell their side of the story? Their frustrations at their representation, the white washing...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Moon on a Rainbow Shawl – Errol Shaw – Theatre...

Talawa bring this relativity unknown play which is a vivid portrayal of post war Trinidad slum life into sharp focus at the Theatre Royal...

REVIEW: ***** Normal (SparkFest – Burdall’s Yard)

Normal, Anthony Neilson, Burdall's Yard, 24th and 30th May.  In Normal, Peter Kurten, the Düsseldorf Ripper, has been caught and is awaiting sentencing for nine...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – The Herbal Bed – Peter Whelan – Theatre Royal Bath

A revival of Whelan’s play about Shakespeare’s eldest daughter seems apt in 2016 as celebrations of the Bard surround us.    Here the focus is on...

REVIEW: Kid Carpet and the Noisy Neighbours – The egg theatre

Kid Carpet and the Noisy Neighbours was conceived and composed by Ed Patrick and his alter ego Kid Carpet, written by Paul Dodgson and...

REVIEW: Orpheus in The Underworld – Bath Spa University Music Department – Michael Tippett...

GODS, goddesses and mortals descended upon Newton Park this week to give a storming performance of Jacques Offenbach's comic operetta Orpheus in the Underworld. Fabulous...