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Reviews

The Crucible by Arthur Miller – Bristol Old Vic – REVIEW

Bristol Old Vic kicks off their autumn season with The Crucible,  sixty one years after they gave Arthur Miller's classic play its British première. Set...

REVIEW: Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler – Core Theatre – The...

Core Theatre Productions present a lovely production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler. Set in 1950’s Australia, the story shows two burly cane cutters Reuben (a.k.a ‘Roo’) and Arthur (a.k.a ‘Barney’) returning to Carlton for the summer and to...

REVIEW: Accidental Death of an Anarchist – Playing Up – Rondo Theatre

Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo: A Playing Up Theatre Company production directed by Sophie Brooks and Darian Nelson at the Rondo...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Oh What a Lovely War – Joan Littlewood, Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton,...

There has been a rash of productions of this extraordinary piece over the past year which was originally created by the legendary Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop team...

REVIEW: Much Ado About Nothing – Rondo Theatre Company – Rondo Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare; a Rondo Theatre Company production directed by Lisa Thrower & Andrew Fletcher, Wednesday 22nd Nov - Saturday...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Wyrd-o – Tales From The Absurdicon – Bath Fringe Festival

  Show: Wyrd-O! Tales from The Absurdicon Production Co.: Nomadic Academy of Fools Venue: Burdall’s Yard, Bath Starring: Simon Blakeman “I haven’t even started getting weird yet,” our fool,...

FRINGE REVIEW: **** – The Pub Tour – Kilter Theatre – Bath Fringe Festival

THE PUB TOUR THE STREETS OF BATH Kilter Theatre This latest addition to Bath’s repertoire of walking tours comes from Kilter Theatre. Not exactly a theatre piece...

REVIEW: Cats – Bath Theatre School – Kingswood Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats is a musical which can either make or break a company. It's famous songs and difficult dance content is a challenge for...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Include Me Out! – Mission Theatre

This one-man play, written and performed by Lewis Cowan, concerns the great movie mogul Sam Goldwyn, the title being one of his famous ‘Goldwynisms’....

REVIEW: 5 Stars – MITCH BENN – DON’T BELIEVE A WORD – RONDO THEATRE 

This latest from everyone’s favourite musical satirist concerns scepticism. That’s right. Is this a suitable subject for comedy?  Well, in the hands of Mr.Benn, yes it is. No punches pulled here:...

REVIEW – Bike by Katherine Mitchell – **** 1/2 Stars

It’s hard to truly appreciate the hard work and sheer talent it takes to keep an audience entertained; especially when you’re standing up there...

Falling in love with Frida – Caroline Bowditch – ICIA – REVIEW

ICIA, University of Bath, Weston Studio. 8/10/15 Referencing the life and paintings of Frida Kahlo, the Mexican Artist, Caroline Bowditch and her company have produced a...

Monsieur Popular – By Eugene Marin Labiche – Ustinov Studio – REVIEW – 2...

A new translation by Jeremy Sams The Ustinov Autumn season is set to celebrate French Farce and starts with Monsieur Popular; Labiche may be best...

The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe – The Mission Theatre – Review

Next Stage Theatre Company yet again does a fantastic job of staging a hugely ambitious and magical play with their production of C.S. Lewis’...

REVIEW: My Fair Lady – Bath Operatic & Dramatic Society – Theatre Royal Bath

My Fair Lady Bath Operatic and Dramatic Society Theatre Royal Bath Bath Operatic and Dramatic Society are resident at the Theatre Royal this week with the iconic...

Review – Garden – Alan Ayckbourn – the Mission Theatre

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Next Stage Theatre at The Mission, Ann Garner has taken on this hugely technical and challenging work by...

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: **** – Crimes Under The Sun – New Old Friends – Ustinov Studio

CRIMES UNDER THE SUN USTINOV STUDIO This latest show from New Old Friends, written by Feargus Woods Dunlop, is a new take on the shameless traducing...

REVIEW The Bacchae *** (SparkFest – Mission Theatre)

Euripides’ classic tale of the irrational versus the rational is brought to life in this new all female production of The Bacchae. Although the message...

REVIEW: **** – Journey – SparkFest – Burdall’s Yard

Journey Matthew Emeny SparkFest Burdall’s Yard 25th and 28th May 2018 Journey is an all too real horror story about the disturbing things that go unnoticed in the dark....