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

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

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

Birmingham Royal Ballet, Shakespeare Triple Bill – Cheltenham Everyman REVIEW

Birmingham Royal Ballet return to Cheltenham Everyman after a year of absence. This time with a triple bill of Shakespeare, a series of mini ballets if you will. Easily consumable with two intervals separating the pieces. Their effortless, not necessarily strong but exhibited their control and grace. They began with 'Wink'. Sonnets were read out… Continue reading Birmingham Royal Ballet, Shakespeare Triple Bill – Cheltenham Everyman REVIEW

RENT – Cheltenham Everyman

Bruce Guthrie has taken this iconic modern story and given it a new lease of life.  RENT follows a group of friends in an AIDS ridden but glamorous New York City and their struggles and relationships throughout the year. This tragic tale is more than rough around the edges, with rocky vocals and graffiti scrawled… Continue reading RENT – Cheltenham Everyman

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes – Bristol Hippodrome

A Hans Christian Anderson story fairytale within a classic yet tragic movie, adapted by a inspired choreographer who incorporated classic Hollywood music and a plethora of dance styles. The Red Shoes follows the story of Victoria Page, torn between her love for dancing and the man she falls so deeply for. Cordelia Braithwaite was a flawless and… Continue reading Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes – Bristol Hippodrome

Circa Waves – Bristol O2 Academy

I remember when I bought these tickets. On a family holiday which all of a sudden got all the more exciting when my brother announced Circa Waves were coming to Bristol. We bought tickets instantly. In the end six of us, me and my brother included, turned up at the recently refurbished but still vaguely… Continue reading Circa Waves – Bristol O2 Academy