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

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

A mouth full of a title and a play that provides you with food for thought to match. This eye opening play follows the story of 15 year old Christopher in his attempts to discover who killed his neighbours dog. However, the essence of the story is actually about a family broken by a boy's… Continue reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

Grease – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

Wella Wella Wella.. oh-well. It is not often I have to write a less than positive review, especially for somewhere such as the Bristol Hippodrome. I'll start with the fact that it wasn't a bad production, it was full of joy, energy and great songs but the problem I have is that it was a… Continue reading Grease – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

Wonderland – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

Alice in Wonderland is not exactly an untold tale. Plenty of cartoons, ballets, adaptations, for both stage and screen have been made over the years. So my thought was, "What's so special about this one?" With my review I will be answering this exact question, and explaining just how my expectations were exceeded. This version… Continue reading Wonderland – 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