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REVIEW: 5 Stars – The Truth – Florian Zeller (translated by Christopher Hampton) –...

Florian Zeller, it seems, can do no wrong. The young vibrant playwright who enthralled audiences with The Father and The Mother both seen at...

REVIEW: Les Misérables – Curtain Up Theatre Schools

Les Miserables (School Edition) Curtain Up Theatre School Roper Theatre, West Wing Hayesfield Girls School   It is hard to imagine that this production of Les Miserables is the...

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...

REVIEW: ** Stephanie Laing: Mad About The Boy – Ring O’Bells – Bath Comedy...

STEPHANIE LAING: MAD ABOUT THE BOY RING O’BELLS     Stephanie Laing’s show is in the ‘comedy as therapy for the comic’ genre, of which there are...

Impropera – Michael Tippett Centre – REVIEW 5 Stars

Describing this evening of improvised ‘opera’ leaves your critic almost lost for words; fortunately, being lost for words is clearly not something that troubles...

REVIEW:  Daniel Simonsen – Working on it – Bath Comedy Festival

DANIEL SIMONSEN – WORKING ON IT THE RING O’BELLS    “Working On It” clearly isn’t the title of this show, but a description of where it is...

REVIEW: *** Stars – Cinco Coisas – Burdall’s Yard – Bath Fringe Festival

  Bringing a South American flavour to Burdall’s Yard for this year’s fringe, Bianca Bertalot delivered her clowning monologue with a sweet charm and an...

REVIEW – BATH COMEDY FESTIVAL: 4 STARS – MATT GREEN – GROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT...

Surprising that Matt Green isn’t more famous than he is. This show, roughly about the attitudes of a newly-married man in his mid-thirties to boyfriend-dom (Is that a...

Postcards from the Seaside – Review – The Mission Theatre

Postcards from the Seaside is a likeable musical set in Britain in 1940.  With the backdrop of war looming ever closer, the inhabitants of a...

REVIEW: ** – 2 Stars – The Libertine – Theatre Royal Bath

The Libertine by Stephen JeffreysTheatre Royal Bath The grand finale of the Theatre Royal Summer season is the bawdy, sexual and brooding Libertine by Stephen...

REVIEW: **** Bilal Zafar: Cakes – Ring O’Bells – Bath Comedy Festival

BILAL ZAFAR: CAKES    RING O’BELLS      It is sometimes said that saying far-right advocates are a bit dim, and don’t know what they are voting for, is...

REVIEW: Save the last dance for me – Theatre Royal Bath – 3 Stars

Save the last dance for me – by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran Director: Bill Kenwright Theatre Royal Bath until Saturday 16th November *** 3 stars ...

REVIEW: **** – Simon Evans: In The Money – Widcombe Social Club – Bath...

SIMON EVANS: IN THE MONEY WIDCOMBE SOCIAL CLUB       In olden days, children, a very long time ago, stand-up comics were all working class and you’d never...

REVIEW: ***** – Jon Richardson – The Old Man – Bath Comedy Festival

JON RICHARDSON - THE OLD MAN THE FORUM A loud voice booms out before the start of this sold-out gig in the vast art deco expanse...

REVIEW: *** – Pygmalion – Theatre Royal Bath

 Pygmalion – Bernard Shaw Theatre Royal Bath   This wildly modern reimagining of this classic Shaw play brings many issues into very sharp focus. The tale of...

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: 4 Stars – THE SCOTTISH FALSETTO SOCK PUPPET THEATRE DO SHAKESPEARE – WIDCOMBE...

Ah, the Socks. Can this comic creation, of some years’ standing now, still come up with new laughs? Yes, readers, it bloody well can....

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...

REVIEW – AN ACT OF TWISTING – THE RONDO THEATRE

When producing theatre, Provocation promise to deliver “vivid & witty new writing” and in that respect, this show does not disappoint. An Act of...

REVIEW: *** – Pinky & Quirky – The Rondo Theatre – Bath Fringe Festival

4th June 2016   The Rondo theatre is a small but perfectly formed theatre in Larkhall, in the backstreets of Bath. The front of house and...