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Reviews

REVIEW – ‘Proof’ – The Theatre Royal Bath – *** 3 Stars

'Proof' -  The Menier Chocolate Factory. Theatre Royal Bath 29.04.13 Proof, for most of the evening, has us riddled with doubt. The two killer moments - the close...

Spring Awakening, Review, The Rondo Theatre

The musical Spring Awakening is based on the original play by Frank Wedekind; a journey through adolescence, sexual awakening and the suffocating attitudes of...

REVIEW: **** – Pride and Prejudice – Theatre Royal Bath

Pride and Prejudice - adapted by Simon Reade From the novel by Jane Austen Theatre Royal Bath    This timeless classic is a glorious romantic comedy, staged on...

REVIEW: My Brilliant Divorce by Geraldine Aron – Bath Comedy Festival

 My Brilliant Divorce by Geraldine AronBath Comedy Festival  Next Stage at The Mission Theatre This is a beautifully poignant, nuanced monologue from Geraldine Aron detailing the...

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: *** – 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...

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,...

REVIEW: *** The Price – Theatre Royal Bath

Arthur Miller’s The Price may not be the best known play from the American playwright; however it deals with those issues that define Miller...

REVIEW: **** – Aladdin – UK Productions – Theatre Royal Bath

Aladdin UK Productions Theatre Royal Bath This is a glorious family treat, full of colour and fun it is headed up by a strong cast who hurtle...

REVIEW: 5 Stars – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – Edward Albee – Theatre...

Edward Albee’s heartbreaking, brutal examination of a dysfunctional, destructive marriage has surely never cut deeper or been realised in such clarity as this opening...

FRINGE REVIEW: ** Those Legs – Mission Theatre – Bath Fringe Festival

Review Those Legs The Mission Theatre 28.05.2017 – 19:30   As a writer it is hard for me to see a performance which is so terribly let down...

FRINGE REVIEW: *** – No Innocent Laughter – Mission Theatre – Bath Fringe Festival

NO INNOCENT LAUGHTER MISSION THEATRE   James Green’s dark comedy is set in a rural English village - not one full of happy yokels who are close...

REVIEW: Goodnight Mr Tom – Mission Theatre

Goodnight Mister Tom adapted by David Wood Next Stage Youth The Mission Theatre   This adaptation of the popular novel by Michelle Magorian fits this vibrant company like...

REVIEW – BATH COMEDY FESTIVAL: 4 STARS – CAREY MARX – ABOMINABLE – BATH CRICKET CLUB

Carey Marx is mildly unfortunate to be booked to play a late afternoon gig on what turns out to be that most rare of...

REVIEW: *** – Medea – Bristol Old Vic 

Medea    Expectation has been high surrounding the opening of Medea at Bristol Old Vic. The traditional tale by Euripides redesigned into a modern retelling 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...

1984 – Theatre Royal Bath – REVIEW – 4 Stars

A new adaptation by Robert Icke and Duncan MacmillanHeadlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre   It is impossible to escape the prophetic nature of 1984, in...

REVIEW: 2 Stars – The Perfect Murder – adapted for the stage by Shaun...

The Perfect Murder is based on the novel of the same name by Peter James, who currently holds the baton of one of the...

Review: 4 Stars – TOM WRIGGLESWORTH: ‘UTTERLY AT ODDS WITH THE UNIVERSE’ – RONDO...

Well, I liked his jacket for a kick-off; he has very good taste in jackets and this one was an elegant nod to military...

REVIEW: ***** Ellipsism – Burdall’s Yard Bath Fringe

ELLIPSISM BURDALL’S YARD 3 JUNE 2017 This beautifully eccentric retelling of the last days of Napoleon’s life is a sure fire hit. With a captivating performance from...