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Reviews

The Taming of the Shrew – Shakespeare Live – Review

Lackham House provides the perfect setting for Shakespeare Live's upbeat production of the Taming of the Shrew, one of The Bard's best known comedies.   Under...

REVIEW: Orphan – Black Dog Productions – The Mission Theatre

Orphan, written by Russell Eccleston, directed by Gabrielle Finnegan, presented by Black Dog Productions at The Mission Theatre, Bath, Tuesday 24th April - Friday...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Transports – Pipeline Theatre – Ustinov Studio

Transports – Jon Welch   Following the mesmerising production of Streaming at The Ustinov last year, Pipeline Theatre returns with Transports. Once again their distinctive style...

REVIEW: 5 Stars – East of the Sun and West of the Moon, The...

This extraordinary production from Homespun Theatre Company is everything that family entertainment should be about. A vibrant production of a unique and wonderfully engaging...

REVIEW: *** – SAMANTHA PRESSDEE: BACK 2 BASICS – MISSION THEATRE

SAMANTHA PRESSDEE: BACK 2 BASICS MISSION THEATRE   This show by the amiable but slightly shambolic Samantha Pressdee concerns her life with mental illness (bi-polar), drink, drugs,...

REVIEW **** May – (SparkFest – Burdall’s Yard)

It has been 100 years since women got the vote. Will this be another show that just simply nods its head towards the fight...

REVIEW **** Rise (SparkFest – Burdall’s Yard)

This beautifully staged piece of story telling aimed at primary school children highlights the fight for equality of three significant women throughout history. Although a...

FRINGE REVIEW: ***** – Just In Case – Bert & Lou Theatre – Bath...

Just in Case Bert & Lou Theatre 2 Comfortable Place 10th June, 2017     For Just In Case, audiences are invited into the home of the obsessively hoarding Wilson...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Robin Ince – The Rondo Theatre

Robin Ince’s brain must be a very crowded space indeed: this try-out show for new material was supposedly for three shows, one about the...

Review: Oh What A Lovely War!

Originally devised by the legendary Joan Littlewood, Charles Chilton and the original cast at Stratford East Theatre London; this extraordinary journey through WW1 is...

REVIEW: Jet Set Go! – Not Another Theatre Company – Mission Theatre

Jet Set Go! By Jake Brunger & Pippa ClearyNot Another Theatre Company The Mission Theatre, Bath   As if Bath was not already awash with excellent...

REVIEW – What Kind Of Day Has It Been? – Rondo Theatre

What Kind Of Day Has It Been? The Rondo, Bath The Rondo theatre in Larkhall is fast establishing itself as THE place to showcase new work....

REVIEW: How The Other Half Loves – Theatre Royal Bath

How the Other Half Loves Theatre Royal Bath Alan Ayckbourn's play of social satire and marital mayhem first staged in 1969 is now a period piece,...

REVIEW: **** – Ghetto by Joshua Sobol – Zenith Youth Theatre – Bath Fringe...

Wow. I just had to put that out there as otherwise I don’t think I will be able to write this review. Produced by the...

REVIEW: ***1/2 – Dusty – Theatre Royal Bath

Dusty is the first “authorised” musical regarding the troubled life of Springfield, the script is based is based on notes and memoirs from her...

REVIEW: *** – Mae Martin – Dope

MAE MARTIN: DOPE RONDO THEATRE This is confessional comedy taken to its limits. Mae Martin comes onstage, awkwardly tripping over the curtain, and does that staple...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Miss Popularity – The Spiegeltent – Bath Fringe Festival

Miss Popularity, unusual surname, is a bouncy Canadian woman who likes balloons and likes children, which is not a bad start for a children’s...

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: Alice in Wonderland – Unity Players

Alice in Wonderland Unity Players   Alice in Wonderland, performed at Kingswood School Theatre by the Bath Unity Players, was a great example of a traditional...