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

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

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

Tape Face – The Parabola Arts Centre REVIEW

Another month in Cheltenham means another festival. I was particularly excited about The Hobgoblin Cheltenham Comedy Festival. My university had rallied the troops to watch 'The Boy With Tape On His Face' at the Parabola Arts Centre. As soon as we found our seats, I realised no one was safe. New Zealand's Sam Wills, oozed… Continue reading Tape Face – The Parabola Arts Centre REVIEW

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