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Reviews

REVIEW: Summer Holiday – Zenith Youth Theatre Company – Kingswood Theatre

Zenith Theatre presents Summer Holiday (Kingswood Theatre, Wednesday July 12th)   Beautiful staging, energised performances and a large dose of fun result in a rendition of this...

REVIEW: **** – Robin Ince – Pragmatic Insanity – Rondo Theatre

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY RONDO THEATRE The title of Robin Ince’s latest show might well function as a description of everything he does. This time he’s...

REVIEW: *** – The Nutcracker – St Petersburg Classic Ballet

The Nutcracker – Tchaikovsky Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet Theatre Royal Bath       The classic tale of The Nutcracker is a firm family favourite and the large audience reflected...

REVIEW: Tour of the Old Theatre Royal Orchard Street

From Temple to Tomb, the Old Theatre Royal Tour is an eye opening perspective of Bath through one building’s rich history...   A walk through the...

REVIEW: **** – The Winslow Boy – Theatre Royal Bath

The Winslow Boy – Terrence Rattigan Theatre Royal Bath   This sparkling revival of Rattigan’s classic play is excellent entertainment. Based on the true story of George...

REVIEW: **** – Evol – Emotive Circus Arts – The Rondo Theatre

EvoL RONDO THEATRE This piece from Emotive Circus Arts begins in the dark, in more ways than one, with a disembodied voice asking us, at length,...

Review **** A Cactus Named Lewie (SparkFest – Burdall’s Yard)

Spark Fest kicks off with a delightfully sweet and bubbling performance from the minds of brand new theatre company, Fluorescent Productions. This neatly packaged...

REVIEW: *** – Thriller Live – Theatre Royal Bath

Thriller Live Theatre Royal Bath This is unashamedly a celebration of the music of Michael Jackson. This is a juke box musical in format and presentation...

REVIEW: Les Misérables – Curtain Up Theatre Schools

Les Miserables (School Edition) Curtain Up Theatre School Roper Theatre, West Wing Hayesfield Girls School   It is hard to imagine that this production of Les Miserables is 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...

FRINGE REVIEW: ***** – Bones – Gritty Theatre – Burdall’s Yard – Bath Fringe...

Gritty Theatre: Bones Burdall’s Yard, Sunday May 28th   Vital, truthful, shocking and oh-so-very real: this is the theatre I live for.   This one-man piece by the Birmingham based...

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: ***** Normal (SparkFest – Burdall’s Yard)

Normal, Anthony Neilson, Burdall's Yard, 24th and 30th May.  In Normal, Peter Kurten, the Düsseldorf Ripper, has been caught and is awaiting sentencing for nine...

REVIEW: **** – Sofie Hagen – Dead Baby Frog – Rondo Theatre

SOFIE HAGEN: DEAD BABY FROG RONDO THEATRE Sofie Hagen has everything that should mean she can’t succeed as a comic, supposedly. She’s Danish (aren’t all Scandis...

FRINGE REVIEW: ***** – Girls Like That by Evan Placey – Leading Light Theatre...

Girls Like That by Evan Placey Leading Light Theatre Company Burdall’s Yard May 28th     This play takes us to the heart of a clique of schoolgirls,...

REVIEW: *** An Ideal Husband – Theatre Royal Bath

An Ideal Husband “Every man of ambition has to fight his century with its own weapons” declares Robert Chiltern, an eminent and apparently trustworthy politician...

REVIEW: **** – The Importance Of Being Earnest – Theatre Royal Bath

The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde Original Theatre Company Theatre Royal Bath This classic comedy by the brilliant Oscar Wilde is an absolute treat for...

REVIEW: **** – Frome – The Fecund Coming – Frome Festival

FROME - THE FECUND COMING THE STREETS OF FROME   This mysteriously titled offering from Rare Species company takes us, on a very warm evening, for a...

REVIEW: **** Memories We Lost in the Fire – Burdall’s Yard Bath Fringe

MEMORIES WE LOST IN THE FIRE By Belinda Barrett Burdall’s Yard Sat 3 June The initial premise of a play about fresher students, written by a student and...

REVIEW: *** – Driving Miss Daisy – Theatre Royal Bath

Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry Theatre Royal Bath This new production of the compelling and uplifting tale brings together Sian Phillips and Derek Griffiths in...