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

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

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

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