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REVIEW – The Dolphin Crossing – 3 STARS

Blue Brook Productions The Dolphin Crossing Adapted and directed by Ed Viney Adapted from Jill Paton-Walsh’s novel of the same name, Blue Brook Productions’ new play...

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...

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 ** – 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...

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: INFINITE STARS – RONDO THEATRE

The rather opaque choice of title for this performance of material written by members of the Rondo Writers Network reflects its somewhat experimental format: a number of unrelated...

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...

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...

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...

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 – 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: *** – 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: 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...

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...

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...

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...

The Happy Ones (Preview) – Ridiculusmus – Review – Bath Fringe Festival – 2...

An empty room. A shapeless cardboard box held together with bits of gaffer tape. Voices. From outside the room, a woman, apparently. From inside...