Category: Theatre & Entertainment

Mar 27
Waldo’s Circus of Magic & Terror Review

Looking for a unique thoughtful yet thrilling experience? Waldo’s Circus of Magic & Terror is a new musical currently showing at the Bristol Old Vic until Saturday 1 April. The show is set during the dark times of 1933 Nazi Germany. The Nazis are burning books and suspending civil rights and many are desperate to […]

Mar 08
The Ocean At The End Of The Lane, Theatre Royal, Bath Review

A mixture of fantasy, magic and fairy tale, Neil Gaiman’s book adapted by Joel Horwood, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, explores a long-forgotten childhood game of make-believe seen through the eyes of the man himself revisiting his old hometown and the farmhouse where he used to play. His then highly imaginative friend […]

Feb 22
Home, I’m Darling, Theatre Royal Bath Review

Home, I’m Darling is worth seeing for the costumes alone, Jessica Ransom is the perfect model for the 1950s dresses, fresh pastels and prints with frilly petticoats peeping out beneath, swirly skirts, and neat aprons, all reminded me of my own mother making pastry at the kitchen table when I came home from school. Laura […]

Feb 07
The Lavender Hill Mob, Theatre Royal, Bath Review

What’s not to like about a jolly Ealing comedy classic revival, especially when the talented Miles Jupp is involved? The film was first released in 1951 with a cast of comedy greats headed by Stanley Holloway and Sid James, with Alec Guinness to add a touch of class as the bank clerk, Henry Holland, whose […]

Jan 30
Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead Review

This adaptation of Olga Tokarczuk’s bleak and chilling story brings to the stage a savage presentation of the facts as Janina Duszejko, the narrator of the story sees them. She is an old woman living in a tiny remote village in Poland, obsessed with animal welfare and hating the hunters that kill in the forest, […]

Jan 20
Bristol Anime & Gaming Con

Bristol Anime & Gaming Con is a fun and convention that takes place in the UK over two days featuring everything from gaming, cosplay, anime, comics and more. The convention will be packed with events and features, such as: Anime Theatre, Manga Artists, Anime/Gaming/Manga/Comics/Japanese Exhibitors, Live J-Pop/Anime themed Performers, Video Game Tournaments, Gaming Challenges, Retro […]

Jan 17
Relatively Speaking, Theatre Royal, Bath, Review

You don’t need a cast of thousands to hold your interest in a play when the author is Alan Ayckbourn and the compact cast of four are Liza Goddard, Steven Pacey, Antony Eden and Olivia Le Andersen. Still splendidly funny, the play set in the 60s tracks a young couple Ginny and Greg, she, racy […]

Nov 29
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Theatre Royal Bath Review

Based on the book, and subsequently a film, the heart-warming story of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has made it to the stage as a poignant comedy all about overcoming the curved balls that life throw at you as you get older, and showing it is possible to find happiness in circumstances which at first […]

Oct 20
Beautiful Evil Things, Tobacco Factory, Review

Co-creator and performer Deborah Pugh has shaped a spectacular piece of performance art; all you ever wanted to know about Greek mythology, a who’s who of the Olympian gods telling the sometimes forgotten and confusing stories that surround them. Told from the perspective of Medusa, she of the snake hair and piercing gaze that turned […]

Sep 01
Twist And Shout, Weston Playhouse Review

This show was a cracking way to spend a couple of hours going down memory lane and reliving your best life in the 60s and 70s through the marvellous music created back then, and still going strong today. Short skirts, long hair, tight trousers; they were the order of the day along with a charming […]