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Reviews

REVIEW: Cats – Bath Theatre School – Kingswood Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats is a musical which can either make or break a company. It's famous songs and difficult dance content is a challenge for...

REVIEW: Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland & Through The Looking Glass, The Merlin Theatre, Frome

Merlin Theatre Company, 5th - 14th December ​The fantastic thing about community theatre projects is seeing a town's youngest generations given their chance under...

REVIEW – BATH COMEDY FESTIVAL: 5 Stars – JESS ROBINSON – THE MIGHTY VOICE – BATH...

This show is like a theatrical Formula One ride right from the off. Starring the mighty Jess accompanied by Kirsty Newton on piano, backing vocals, sometimes fronting vocals,...

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...

FRINGE REVIEW: **** – Heels and Ties – Mission Theatre – Bath Fringe Festival

HEELS AND TIES MISSION THEATRE This short piece, devised and performed by Kayleigh Heel and Jazz Ketley, takes a look at the stresses on women about...

REVIEW: **** – Lego Beach – INKBLOC Ensemble

LEGO BEACH RONDO THEATRE This first production from newly-formed Bristol company INKBLOC ensemble (there are no ink blocks in evidence) centres around a mildly improbable plot...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – Peter Pan Goes Wrong – Theatre Royal Bath – Mischief...

Mischief Theatre has bravely stepped out with a second production following their huge hit “The Play that goes wrong.” Here they present Peter...

REVIEW: **** – Punk Rock – Bath Spa Theatre Society’s – Mission Theatre

Punk Rock is a play of visceral social paradigms in a grammar school sixth-form, intense and irresistibly absorbing with the right cast and direction....

REVIEW: **** – The Winter’s Tale – Cheek By Jowl – Theatre Royal Bath

The Winter’s Tale – William Shakespeare Cheek By Jowl Theatre Royal Bath    This visually brilliant production of The Winter’s Tale springs from the inspired minds of Declan...

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: Hatch by Lizzie Jackson – Burdall’s Yard

Hatch by Lizzie Jackson Burdalls Yard   Hatch is a gruelling two hander telling the story of Keneuwe(Oyin Orija) and Faith (Liyah Summers) two women who for...

REVIEW: 4 Stars – SEAN HUGHES: ‘PENGUINS’ RONDO THEATRE

This show, despite its title, barely mentions penguins. It’s actually about Sean Hughes: his childhood and upbringing in Ireland; the difficulties he had around...

REVIEW – 2 Stars – Outside Mullingar – John Patrick Shanley – Ustinov Studio

Outside Mullingar is a tale set in rural Ireland; the Reillys and the Muldoons are caught up in a bizarre feud over a contested strip of land that separates their...

REVIEW: Sketch Show 2 – St Laurence School

The Sketch Show by Humour-us at St Laurence School, Bradford on Avon, 14th March 7.30pm. Political correctness took a night off for this sell out...

REVIEW: 3 Stars – The Ballad of Martha Brown- Angel Exit Theatre – The...

Have you come from far to see the hanging? Of Martha Brown. As the mob descended into the hang fair for the last public execution...

REVIEW: Democracy – Next Stage Theatre Company – The Mission Theatre

Democracy by Michael Frayn, presented by Next Stage Theatre Company, directed by John Matthews at The Mission Theatre, Tuesday 28th November - Saturday 2nd...

REVIEW: **** – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE – THEATRE ROYAL BATH

Thoroughly Modern Millie, Winner of six Tony Awards is the delightful musical theatre comedy based on the 1967 award-winning film. Set in 1922, Millie (Hayley...

REVIEW: 20:20 Vision New Writing Festival – The Old Theatre Royal

20:20 Vision New Writing Festival Produced by David Shopland & Lewis J. Oatley Directed by David Shopland Bath Masonic Hall (The Old Theatre Royal) 7 new writers, 15...

REVIEW: **** – Junkyard by Jack Thorne – Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Junkyard – Book & Lyrics by Jack Thorne, Music by Stephen Warbeck    Bristol Old Vic     New musical theatre is relatively easy to find these days...

REVIEW: Emma – Theatre Royal Bath

Emma – adapted by Tim Luscombe from the novel by Jane Austen Theatre Royal Bath   Clearly a production of Emma will be a box office hit...