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REVIEW: **** – Wink – The Mission Theatre

Wink – Mission Theatre, Bath 26.07.2017 When TopButton Theatre Company asked the audience of their debut production Wink to describe the performance in three...

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...

Orpheus – Little Bulb Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre – Bristol Old Vic –...

Set in a 1930s Parisian jazz club, guitarist Django Reinhardt and singer Yvette Pepin perform the classical myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, taking the...

REVIEW: 2 Stars – The Perfect Murder – adapted for the stage by Shaun...

The Perfect Murder is based on the novel of the same name by Peter James, who currently holds the baton of one of the...

REVIEW – 4 Stars – JOEL DOMMETT – PRACTICAL JOKER – RONDO THEATRE –...

The first part of this solo show wasn’t really the show, just some filler to get us to the interval, with lots of aimless...

FRINGE REVIEW: *** – Apocalypse – Fake Escape – Bath Fringe Festival

Apocalypse Fake Escape Secret Location 8th June, 2017     Apocalypse is a collection of four short plays set in the lead up to a world-ending meteor strike. Taking them...

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: **** – DAVID MILLS: RUMOUR HAS IT – RONDO THEATRE – Bath Comedy...

DAVID MILLS: RUMOUR HAS IT RONDO THEATRE   David Mills ambles on stage with little ceremony and begins what at first seems just like idle chat with...

REVIEW: 3 Stars – Punishment Without Revenge by Lope de Vega Theatre Royal Bath...

Until 21 December as part of the Spanish Golden Age Season The Ustinov Studio continually delivers challenging, little seen work and this passionate play...

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

Journey Matthew Emeny SparkFest Burdall’s Yard 25th and 28th May 2018 Journey is an all too real horror story about the disturbing things that go unnoticed in the dark....

REVIEW: Penny Mix Productions present Seeds Don’t Grow in the Snow – Burdall’s Yard...

Theatre in education (TIE) productions can strike fear into the heart of any regular theatre goer. An hour of message driven angst that delivers...

EDINBURGH REVIEWS: Smother – 201 Dance Company – Zoo

Smother 201 Dance Company Zoo Until 27 August    A company of seven young dancers give an adrenalin fuelled dynamic 50 minutes of storytelling through dance.    The anguish of first...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Pygmalion – George Bernard Shaw – Theatre Royal Bath

A centenary year production of this classic drama does not disappoint. Whipped into shape under the expert direction of David Grindley, the iconic tale...

FRINGE REVIEW: **** – Heels and Ties – Mission Theatre – Bath Fringe Festival

HEELS AND TIES MISSION THEATRE This short piece, devised and performed by Kayleigh Heel and Jazz Ketley, takes a look at the stresses on women about...

REVIEW: The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner – Burdall’s Yard

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge; a Bath Spa University production directed by John Ward at Burdall’s Yard, Bath, 14th...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Oh What a Lovely War – Joan Littlewood, Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton,...

There has been a rash of productions of this extraordinary piece over the past year which was originally created by the legendary Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop team...

Nish Kumar – Rondo Theatre – REVIEW – 3 Stars

This show from stand-up comic Nish Kumar is strangely titled ‘Longword, Longword, blah blah blah…. I’m so clever’. Whether this is self-effacing irony or...

REVIEW: Robin Hood – Theatre Royal Bath, Storm on the Lawn at Prior Park...

There is something exhilarating and challenging creating an open air production both for audience and cast alike. The old ball court at Prior Park...

REVIEW: 5 Stars – Hitch (review 2) – Bath Fringe Festival

READ OUR SECOND REVIEW OF HITCH BELOW: This is the final night of this year’s Spiegeltent at the Fringe. It promises an evening of...

FRINGE REVIEW: ***1/2 Stars – Crush by Rob Young – Burdall’s Yard – Bath...

Rob Young’s Crush Directed by Matthew Joseph Rawlings Burdall’s Yard 27th May, 2017    The fragile eco-system of an office is upset when Laura, a temp-worker, joins the team,...