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Reviews

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....

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...

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: I SAID NO – Rondo Theatre

I SAID NO by Clare Reddaway    RONDO THEATRE   Clare Reddaway’s lively new play, commissioned by Bath Quakers, concerns the role, and the courage, of conscientious objectors...

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...
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Review: 4 Stars – The Trials Of Oscar Wilde – The Rondo Theatre

Becky Sage reviews the Trials Of Oscar Wilde at the Rondo Theatre  

REVIEW: *** Stars – Wanna Dance With Somebody – Burdall’s Yard – Bath Fringe...

Subtitled ‘A Guide to Managing Social Anxiety Using Theoretical Physics’, this is mainly a show about dancing.  Josh, the character in this solo show,...

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: 3 Stars – New Jersey Night – Theatre Royal Bath

Billed as direct from the USA this juke box musical celebrating the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is certainly a crowd...

REVIEW: *** – Roommate With My Demons – Burdall’s Yard – Bath Fringe Festival

But what happens when your inner demons are trying to break through? Can you keep your inflictions within, or do they end up consuming you? ​These...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Steam Local Line – The Urban Playground Team – Bath...

  Green Park Station and touring   The Urban Playground Team are the original performance – parkour company, combining dance, physical theatre, slapstick and authentic French free...
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Review: The Hive – Bath Fringe Festival

Becky Sage reviews The Hive at Bath Fringe Festival.  

REVIEW: 5 Stars – STUART GOLDSMITH: AN HOUR – RING O’BELLS

Stuart Goldsmith comes on stage and immediately the place lights up. No, not the lighting rig - the atmosphere. You are in no...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – GEORGE EGG – ANARCHIST COOK – RONDO THEATRE

This is a show like no other, in which the eponymous George attempts to demonstrate how gourmet meals can be prepared in a Travelodge...

REVIEW: *** – Hippocrite – Burdall’s Yard – Bath Fringe Festival

This amiable piece from Spontaneous Theatre Company stars a sort of Siamese twin hippopotamus, with two heads, four hands and joined at the hip....

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...

An Oak Tree by Tim Crouch at the Old Vic Studio – REVIEW

15th - 19th Sept., 8 pm., matinee 3pm Sat. A play about hypnotism in a pub. I’ve been here before.  Many years ago I used...

The Shawshank Redemption – Theatre Royal Bath – REVIEW – 2 Stars

Based on the short novel by Stephen King - Adapted by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns In times of dwindling audiences across the country, having...