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Reviews

REVIEW: Tales from the Jazz Age – Rondo Theatre Company – Rondo Theatre

Tales from the Jazz Age, three plays by F. Scott Fitzgerald, directed by Pippa Thornton at the Rondo Theatre, Wednesday 5th July - Saturday...

REVIEW: 5 Stars – JOHN MOLONEY – BATH COMEDY FESTIVAL – NATURAL THEATRE STUDIO

John Moloney walks calmly on stage and starts by telling a joke. What? Have we returned to the 1970s, before ‘alternative’ comedy was...

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: *** – 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: 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...

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: **** – Frankenstein in Bath – Show of Strength Theatre

This intriguing promenade around Bath from Show of Strength theatre company follows the footsteps of Mary Shelley, who, in the desperate rush to claim...

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: 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: **** – 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...

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...

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: **** 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: **** – Hetty Feather – Theatre Royal Bath

Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather Theatre Royal Bath     Hetty Feather makes a welcome return to the Theatre Royal. Adapted from the hugely successful novel by Emma Reeves...

REVIEW **** What Makes A Man (SparkFest – Mission Theatre)

This short but sweet pieces is an intimate look at what it can mean to be a man in this day and age. Using...

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: ***** – 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: 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: 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: Whale Music by Anthony Minghella – Bath Spa University – The Rondo Theatre

Whale Music by Anthony Minghella Directed by Anthony Marulanda-Carter Bath Spa University The Rondo Theatre   Whale Music by Anthony Minghella is a piece which looks at the identity...