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

The Hot 8 Brass Band – Cheltenham Jazz Festival REVIEW

Let me paint you a picture. It's a rainy bank holiday Monday. Half of the people in The Big Top are glugging water in an attempt to nurse their bank holiday hangover and the other half are on their 3rd hair of the dog. So naturally I thought this gig was going to be very… Continue reading The Hot 8 Brass Band – Cheltenham Jazz Festival 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

Little Comets – The Komedia Bath

As I am writing this it is exactly a year since I saw Little Comets first perform in The Fleece in Bristol. Therefore I thought it only appropriate that I write up my thoughts on their recent concert which I saw on 19th February. Seeing them for the second time definitely did not make the… Continue reading Little Comets – The Komedia Bath

Mary Poppins – Bristol Hippodrome

This particular trip to Bristol Hippodrome wasn't exactly the watching from the cheap seats as the tickets we paid for were anything but cheap! However the words "worth it" spring immediately to mind. I decided against the pantomime this year, and went for something a little more sophisticated than screaming "IT'S BEHIND YOU" and having kids… Continue reading Mary Poppins – Bristol Hippodrome

Andrew Marr – Cheltenham Literature Festival

Walking into the Town Hall I knew immediately I wasn't going to be one of the older ones here. In fact you could have tripled my age and I still would of been a spring chicken compared to the rest of the audience. It seemed that the entire elderly community of Cheltenham had come out… Continue reading Andrew Marr – Cheltenham Literature Festival