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Reviews

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...

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: *** – 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...

REVIEW: 2 Stars – Blonde Poison – Ustinov Studio

This solo performance from Elisabeth Counsell is based on the life of a Jewish, but not ‘Jewish-looking’ woman, the “Blonde Poison” of the...

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: 4 Stars – DÅG SØRAS: COGNITIVE DISSONANCE – RING O’BELLS 

Dåg Søras is a Norwegian comic, so, classically, you’d expect dark, brooding, bleak humour nursed in the long cold nights by the fjords. Turns...

The Encounter – Complicite –  The Bristol Old Vic – REVIEW

Performed by Simon McBurney 20/9/25   Twenty years ago McBurney was given Petru Popescu’s book ‘Amazon Beaming’ and from it Complicite have now created this exceptional performance....

REVIEW – ** 2 Stars – Divas, Dogs & Derby Day – The Mission...

Divas, Dogs and Derby Day The Mission Theatre Divas, Dogs and Derby Day which opened at The Mission Theatre Bath on Monday 20th May is billed...

REVIEW: *** – JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS: ALL I WANNA DO IS FX: GUNSHOTS WITH A...

JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS: ALL I WANNA DO IS FX: GUNSHOTS WITH A FX: GUN RELOADING AND A FX: CASH REGISTER AND TAKE YOUR MONEY! BATH BREWHOUSE   This...

REVIEW: 3 Stars – Exit the King by Eugene Ionesco, New translation by Jeremy...

Once again The Ustinov has presented a powerhouse of a production with this final piece in their 2014 programme. This is an examination...

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 ...

Mrs Henderson Presents – The New Musical – Theatre Royal Bath – REVIEW –...

Book by Terry Johnson Lyrics by Don Black with Music by George Fenton & Simon Chamberlain Theatre Royal Bath At last, this much anticipated new musical crowned...

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...

Widcombe Nights Comedy Special – Review – Bath Fringe Festival – 4 Stars

A completely packed Ring o’Bells upstairs is welcomed by compere Dave Williams (Who some of us have seen earlier in more sombre mood, in...

REVIEW ** – Great Expectations – Theatre Royal Bath

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens adapted by Ken Bentley Adapting, Dickens’s novel for the stage is a huge undertaking and here the script struggles to...

Dickens’ Women REVIEW ** 1/2 Stars

Dickens’ Women Miriam Margolyes and Sonia Fraser Directed by Sonia Fraser The Tobacco Factory Theatre As part of the world-wide 2012 bi-centenary Dickens celebrations the Tobacco Factory Theatre...

FRINGE REVIEW: *** – Stiff – Burdall’s Yard – Bath Fringe Festival

STIFF BURDALL’S YARD   Undertakers, morticians as the Americans call them, don’t often get much of a starring role in theatre. Until now. Kate, personable young and...

Swan Canaries – The Mission Theatre – REVIEW

Arletty Theatre’s production, Swan Canaries, is a musical play about the canary girls of World War 1. These were the women who did the...

REVIEW: 3 Stars – Private Lives – Theatre Royal Bath

Private Lives – Noel Coward Theatre Royal Bath The new tour of Private Lives arrives in Bath this week. The classic play in typical Coward fashion...

Review: 5 Stars – ‘WRONG ’UN’ RONDO THEATRE

This production from Red Ladder theatre traces the life and adventures of Annie Wilde, a Lancashire mill-girl and later militant Suffragette, up to the...