Category: Theatre & Entertainment

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 […]

Nov 13
Crown Ballet, The Nutcracker, Playhouse Theatre, Weston Review

Bonfire night has been and gone, Christmas lights are being strung across the high street and to make you embrace the festive mood even more, be lucky enough to see the Crown Ballet’s superb performance of The Nutcracker. A ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting music full of refrains we know so well, it’s beautifully costumed […]

Oct 19
Choir Boy, Bristol Old Vic Review

A thought-provoking story for modern times, at an exclusive all black, all boys, academy in the US, Pharus is a gifted singer and leader of the school’s choir. He is going to sing the solo at the school’s end of year assembly; he’s at the top of his game and impresses with his undoubted talent […]

Sep 21
Noises Off, Theatre Royal, Bath Review

Michael Frayn’s rib-tickling comedy Noises Off is as funny as ever – this is the 40th anniversary production – the plot is a play within a play format : a fictional farce aptly named Nothing On is lurching from crisis to crisis doing the rounds of the provinces. The opening night is a disaster in […]

Aug 18
Dinosaurs Let Loose on Bristol’s Biggest Cinema Screen at Bristol Aquarium

Join Bristol Aquarium for a celebration of Jurassic Park’s 30th Anniversary! On Friday 1st September, immerse yourself in the magic of cinema and the wonders of an aquatic world with a special screening of Jurassic Park. But that’s not all! Step into Bristol Aquarium’s enchanting Botanical Houses, where dinosaurs roam among flora from different ecosystems. […]

Jul 25
Horrible Histories, Terrible Tudors. Theatre Royal Bath Review

Think your knowledge of history is patchy and weak? Don’t know a Tudor from a York or a Stuart – look no further, Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors will put you right in the most rib-tickling fashion. Suitable for all ages (don’t let the schoolchildren have all the fun) the Birmingham Stage Company has been […]

Jun 21
Roman Holiday, Theatre Royal Bath Review

The classic film Roman Holiday which made an international star of Audrey Hepburn has been newly adapted for the stage and takes to the boards as a dazzling musical with a cast of eighteen. The story is charming; Ann, a young princess, visiting Rome gives her chaperone the slip and meets Joe, an American journalist […]

May 31
The Way Old Friends Do, Theatre Royal, Bath Review

This is a comedy with a twist, several in fact – back in the 80s two schoolfriends swapped important confidences, one was gay and the other, more jaw-droppingly was a committed fan of ABBA. Much water has passed under the bridge since, thirty years have passed, and a chance meeting brings them together again. They […]