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Reviews

FRINGE REVIEW: ***** – Bones – Gritty Theatre – Burdall’s Yard – Bath Fringe...

Gritty Theatre: Bones Burdall’s Yard, Sunday May 28th   Vital, truthful, shocking and oh-so-very real: this is the theatre I live for.   This one-man piece by the Birmingham based...

REVIEW: Elsie & Norm’s Macbeth – Rondo Theatre

Elsie and Norm’s Macbeth by John Christopher Wood; an Old Bag Theatre Company production, directed by Charlotte Howard at The Rondo Theatre, Larkhall, 25th...

REVIEW: ***** – My Brave Face – Rondo Theatre

MY BRAVE FACE RONDO THEATRE   This one-man show is devised and performed by the Rondo’s Artistic Director, Ian McGlynn. No problem getting the management to book...

REVIEW: **** – The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra – Bath Comedy Festival – Rondo...

THE LONDON PHILHARMONIC SKIFFLE ORCHESTRA  RONDO THEATRE An avowedly old-fashioned sort of show, this. Skiffle, as they point out, was a long time ago, and didn’t...

The Taming of the Shrew – ***

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare The Theatre Royal Bath Tuesday 27 March 2012 Director: Lucy Bailey The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare’s...

BATH CHRONICLE REVIEW: Fiddler on the Roof – Bath Theatre School

Bath Theatre School students brought the house down for their opening night of Fiddler on the Roof in Bath this week. The story is...

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: **** – 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: **** – Going Dutch – Widcombe Social Club

DUTCH COMEDY NIGHT – COMEDYTRAIN ON TOUR WIDCOMBE SOCIAL CLUB This gig is part of Alkmaar week, commemorating 70 years of Bath’s twinning relationship with that...

REVIEW: **** – The Best Man – Gore Vidal – Theatre Royal Bath

The Best Man – Gore Vidal Theatre Royal Bath The Best Man, originally written to parallel Kennedy’s 1960 Democratic Convention, is a play that highlights how...

Red Light Winter REVIEW

                Red Light Winter tells the witty, thought-provoking, and ultimately heart-rending story of two New Yorkers abroad, thirty-somethings Matt (Ilan Goodman) and Davis(Keir Charles)...

REVIEW: The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden – Alan Ayckbourn – The...

Next Stage Theatre Company Dir. Ann Garner As part of their 20 year anniversary the ever impressive Next Stage Theatre Company has taken on the trilogy...
The 39 Steps - Olivia Greene as Pamela and Richard Ede as Hannay - Theatre Royal Bath - Theatre Bath

REVIEW: 4 Stars – The 39 Steps – Theatre Royal Bath

The 39 Steps – adapted by Patrick Barlow Theatre Royal Bath   The 39 Steps has become a sure-fire comedy favourite with regular theatre goers. Having enjoyed...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Oklahoma! by Rodgers and Hammerstein – Theatre Royal Bath

This is a no holds barred celebration of dance and song, reviving the older musicals may be a trend at the moment but as...

REVIEW: **** – Trolley Girls – Sugar Butties – Rondo Theatre

Trolley Girls Jessica Forrest and Olivia Nicholson Sugar Butties Rondo Theatre 9th June 2018   Trolley Girls follows the amusing everyday lives of Jess and Liv, two long-term besties from...

NOIR: A Dick Privet Mystery – Review – Croon Productions – Bath Fringe Festival

“Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine,” was the smoky, dingy, dame-filled Casablanca atmosphere...

BATH CHRONICLE REVIEW: Deceptively Simple – Bath Fringe Festival

As Noel Britten and Richard McDougall perfectly described, A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. As the...

REVIEW: **** – George Egg: DIY Chef – Rondo Theatre – Bath Comedy Festival

GEORGE EGG: DIY CHEF RONDO THEATRE   This is the follow-up to self-styled ‘anarchist cook’ George Egg’s previous hugely enjoyable show which demonstrated his ability to cook...

FRINGE REVIEW: *** – Ella Celebrating 100 Years – Burdall’s Yard – Bath Fringe...

Ella Celebrating 100 Years Burdall's Yard   What a terrific little venue Burdall’s Yard is. With a vault-like sense of being underground (you’re not) it is cosy,...

REVIEW: 5 Stars – About A Goth by Tom Wells – Burdall’s Yard –...

Every now and again you get the pleasure to witness a theatrical tour-de-force and today I had that pleasure of seeing Gritty Theatre’s production...