Category: Theatre & Entertainment

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 […]

Apr 25
The Time Machine, Theatre Royal, Bath Review

Hold onto your hats – this is a rollercoaster ride through time and space courtesy of the famous story The Time Machine by H G Wells and its protagonists the award-winning Original Theatre Company. With the adaptation written by Steven Canny and John Nicholson the fun is fast and furious; there are Cher songs (would […]

Apr 06
Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Theatre Royal, Bath Review

One of the most enduring smash hit musicals of all time, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is touring again. Scooping box office success both on Broadway and in the West End (there for an amazing fourteen years) it’s entertained thousands of happy theatre goers with the poignant story of Buddy Holly who made an […]

Mar 30
The Comedy Cavern, Wookey Hole Review

The Comedy Cavern at Wookey Hole rides again, the wicked witch flourishing her broom stick in all the cobwebbed corners to flush out the newest, the best, and the good old favourites of stand-up comedy. In what I thought was a bit of a coup Steve Bugeja was headlining, he of ITV2’s sitcom Buffering fame […]