Category: Theatre & Entertainment

Mar 06
Calendar Girls, The Musical, Theatre Royal Bath Review

That venerable institution, the WI, beloved of lady jam makers, place mat crocheters, bring and buy sales, and good old-fashioned community spirit, quite possibly had its finest hour with the true story upon which the film, the play and the musical is based. In a small Yorkshire village, the group rallied around to support one […]

Feb 21
And Then There Were None, Theatre Royal, Bath Review

Who doesn’t love a creepy whodunit full of suspense and intrigue: Agatha Christie was the master of this genre and the play based on her story And Then There Were None will keep you enthralled right up to the end when all is revealed. Ten guests are invited to an isolated mansion off the coast […]

Feb 09
A Family Business, Tobacco Factory Review

Chris Thorpe’s highly emotive play, A Family Business, addresses the global issue of nuclear weapons as a deterrent to conflict or a terrible danger to all countries. Discussions take place behind closed doors of embassies, universities, the corridors of government and the shabby back rooms of the activist, but mostly away from the public eye. […]

Jan 12
The Circle, Theatre Royal, Bath Review

Somerset Maugham’s satirical play, The Circle, first aired in 1921 and a period piece maybe but the shenanigans of today’s top-drawer society can still be found relevant in the marital swapping and lack of commitment and responsibility. Lady Kitty a flighty society beauty chooses heady romance over her dull but dutiful husband Clive, abandoning her […]

Dec 18
Dick Whittington, Playhouse Theatre, Weston Review

Dick Whittington as staged at the Playhouse Theatre is most definitely a Pantomime and a half; going to see it is like being battered by a non-stop fun machine with everything you ever wanted from a pantomime and double it. Linda Lusardi is the effortlessly glamorous and deeply evil King Rat; the boos and hisses […]

Dec 18
Cinderella on ICE Review at ICC Wales

Whats on Bristol & Cardiff were delighted to be invited to glide into Christmas at the Cinderella on ICE Premier at ICC Wales. Before the show, we enjoyed a Happily Ever After-noon Tea and SKATE on the region’s first ever eco-friendly ice rink! This was followed by the production from the world-renowned ice dance sensation, […]

Dec 11
Sleeping Beauty, Theatre Royal, Bath Review

It’s the start of the festive season and the Panto’s back in town! And this year in a more glittery, musical, special-effects laden production than ever, scripted by Mr Panto himself, Jon Monie, you can be assured of plenty of laughter laden sketches as well as all the traditional “oh no we haven’t” moments that […]

Nov 27
The Viennese Strauss Christmas Gala at The Playhouse Theatre, Weston-Super-Mare, Review

The Viennese Strauss Christmas Gala at the Playhouse Theatre is always our go-to official start to Christmas. And what a glorious start it is. This year’s show had a beautifully revamped set positively alive and sparkling with so many twinkly lights Santa’s grotto couldn’t compete. Much Loved Productions headed by director, melodious baritone, and all […]

Nov 22
Quiz Theatre Royal Bath Review

Rory Bremner’s long career beginning as an impressionist, then popular comedian and actor, combines all three talents in his portrayal of the redoubtable Chris Tarrant hosting the nation’s favourite quiz show, Who Wants to be a Millionaire. And not just any episode, the one in which shock horror the willey Coughing Major was accused of […]

Nov 15
A Christmas Carol, The Hippodrome, Bristol Review

A sparkling visual feast for the eyes and easy on the ears, BLOC Productions brings Dickens’s heart-warming story, A Christmas Carol, to the stage as a musical extravaganza, whilst losing nothing of the pathos and magic of the story. There are some glorious ghostly special effects, a terrific tap-dancing sequence and rousing singing to set […]