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

Crazy For You – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

Honestly? I couldn't think of how to start this review so here is a one line summary to get us started... A lighthearted, feel good musical with a slight pantomime feel that is bound to make you want to take up a tap dancing class.  The musical revolves around the music written by the legendary… Continue reading Crazy For You – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

260 Days Of Trump – Cheltenham Literature Festival REVIEW

260 days. Potentially 1202 more. Days under Trump’s Presidency. Love it or loathe it, this was my first Cheltenham Literature Festival event of the year and we were gonna hear all about it. A panel of President pundits came together to look back over the last nine months and see what’s changed, for better or… Continue reading 260 Days Of Trump – Cheltenham Literature Festival REVIEW

Coppélia by Birmingham Royal Ballet – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

Cop-eh-leaa...Co-pillah…Copp-ee-lia... Just some of the pronunciations that were attempted as the audience shuffled into the Hippodrome. Is anybody 100% certain on how to pronounce this famous ballet? Set in a Bavarian-style village, eccentric toymaker Dr Coppélius catches the eye of Franz, played by Tyrone Singleton, by creating a moving doll. This causes a stir between… Continue reading Coppélia by Birmingham Royal Ballet – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW