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Reviews

REVIEW – 2 Stars – Outside Mullingar – John Patrick Shanley – Ustinov Studio

Outside Mullingar is a tale set in rural Ireland; the Reillys and the Muldoons are caught up in a bizarre feud over a contested strip of land that separates their...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – BREWHOUSE SATURDAY LINE-UP – BATH BREW HOUSE

This gig certainly gives its punters value for money: billed as a two-hour show, it gives far more comics than programmed, and by two...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – NOEL BRITTEN: DECEPTIVELY SIMPLE – SLEIGHT (above the Ale House)

This is indeed a deceptively simple show, in which local hero Noel Britten (only begetter of the Bizarre Bath walk, Bath’s longest running piece...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Don Gil of the Green Breeches – The Ustinov Studio

by Tirso de Molina Translated by Sean O’ Brien Director Mehmet Ergen Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath It is a sparkling translation, exquisite vision and a...

Review: Death and the Maiden – Ariel Dorfman – Playing Up Theatre Company – Rondo Theatre

Death and the Maiden was premiered in 1991 at The Royal Court Theatre, London and is as relevant today as ever.  There is no real indication...

REVIEW: 5 Stars – Stomp – Theatre Royal Bath

It’s hard to believe this Brighton based phenomenon is now 25 years old, from the outset it was clearly unique and even now it...

REVIEW: 3 Stars – A Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht adapted by Mark...

Director: Roxana Silbert Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Birmingham Repertory Theatre have teamed up to present the highly acclaimed 2013 RSC production of A...

REVIEW: *** – Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show – Rondo Theatre –...

Tommy Cooper is one of the most famous and most loved comedians, known for his so bad they’re good jokes and magic tricks constantly...

REVIEW: **** – Horrible Histories – Theatre Royal Bath

Horrible Histories Live on Stage – The Best of Barmy Britain By Terry Deary and Neal Foster    The Birmingham Stage Company has been held in great...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Ageing Gracefully – Bath Fringe Festival at the Rondo Theatre

Standing centre stage in a flamingo pink suit, his jacket undone to reveal the word sex across his white t shirt, (this wasn't going...

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: 4 Stars – Robin Ince – The Rondo Theatre

Robin Ince’s brain must be a very crowded space indeed: this try-out show for new material was supposedly for three shows, one about the...

REVIEW: **** – Boxed Up – Burdall’s Yard – Bath Fringe Festival

31st May 2016 Boxed Up is a short, uplifting piece that follows one ordinary man as he attempts to make one very important decision. The staging...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Miss Popularity – The Spiegeltent – Bath Fringe Festival

Miss Popularity, unusual surname, is a bouncy Canadian woman who likes balloons and likes children, which is not a bad start for a children’s...

REVIEW: **** – Instructions For American Servicemen In Britain – Widcombe Social Club

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMERICAN SERVICEMEN IN BRITAIN WIDCOMBE SOCIAL CLUB   The title of this show from comedic trio The Real McGuffins sounds a bit earnest for a...

East is East – Theatre Royal Bath – REVIEW – 2 Stars

East is East follows the life of Pakistani chip-shop owner George Khan - ‘Genghis’ to his kids -who is determined to give his children...

REVIEW: Fade Away – The Unimaginables Ustinov Studio – Emerging Artists Showcase

There are few details in the programme regarding the source of the tale being used in this devised piece of theatre and perhaps a...

REVIEW: *** – SIMON EVANS: GENIUS – WIDCOMBE SOCIAL CLUB

SIMON EVANS: GENIUS WIDCOMBE SOCIAL CLUB Simon Evans hits the stage running, well, trotting briskly as his age (52) he says dictates - and does some...

Theatre Review: Gang Show – Kingswood Theatre

Theatre Review: Gang Show – Kingswood Theatre 11 June 2012 By Petra Schofield   A Troup of 50 highly drilled, energetic and totally engaging members of Bath Brownies,...

REVIEW: *** – Dear Me – Burdall’s Yard – Bath Fringe Festival

This short piece from Onset Productions is all about letters to one’s younger self - though not the usual looking back in old age...