The Play That Goes Wrong – Cheltenham Everyman

A theatre first for me in this review. Something happened that is unlikely to happen again any time soon. I saw a production...twice! I first saw The Play That Goes Wrong back in February of last year and you can read my original review here… https://watchingfromthecheapseats.com/2017/02/15/the-play-that-goes-wrong-cheltenham-everyman/ The premise of the play is quite straightforward. Cornley… Continue reading The Play That Goes Wrong – Cheltenham Everyman

Bristol Hippodrome opens tonight with Sunset Boulevard – Interview with Ria Jones

Michael Harrison and David Ian are proud to present the UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard. Starring as the lead Norma Desmond is theatre legend Ria Jones, who spoke to us regarding her latest work. Her career kick-started after she stepped up to the plate as Glenn Close’s understudy during a… Continue reading Bristol Hippodrome opens tonight with Sunset Boulevard – Interview with Ria Jones

Aladdin Pantomime – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

After a rocky year for the folks at QDOS, the entertainment producers have a lot riding on them as they bring Bristol it’s one and only panto. Cue Aladdin at the Hippodrome, a spectacular, no expense spared production, jam packed with colour, energy, and damn right daftness. This panto blows any other out of the… Continue reading Aladdin Pantomime – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

Dick Whittington Pantomime – Cheltenham Everyman REVIEW

The rags to riches story of Dick Whittington and his cat Tommy allows itself to be easily adapted into the comforting format of the traditional pantomime we all know and love. A heavy dose of physical humour, a cast bound together in daftness and a happily ever after couple (spoiler, sorry), this pantomime took me… Continue reading Dick Whittington Pantomime – Cheltenham Everyman REVIEW

Slava’s Snow Show – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

I emerged with snow in my hair, cobwebs on my jacket and completely discombobulated. My plus one Ella, who informs me she is a whole 8 years old, came out on a high after the bizarre mayhem that has just occurred. When asking Ella if she understood what we had just seen she said “of… Continue reading Slava’s Snow Show – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

English National Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

The English National Ballet has gathered to do justice to Nureyev’s production, which remains true to the classic Shakespeare story told so many times. Giving it a fresh twist with it’s stand out choreography and two of the strongest leads I have come across in a fair while. Jurgita Dronina was a perfect little pocket… Continue reading English National Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

Die Fledermaus – Welsh National Opera – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

If it isn’t already clear by my blog filled with colloquial and down to earth reviews - I want to make theatre more accessible, especially to younger generations. Whether its watching, acting or reviewing I believe the disconnect between the performing arts industry and younger generations has become too big, and I will always aim… Continue reading Die Fledermaus – Welsh National Opera – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW