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

Cyrano – Cheltenham Everyman

Feathered hats and long thin swords. Swashbuckling gentlemen and ladies in their finery. And, of course, the biggest nose you've ever seen. Northern Broadsides have partnered up with New Vic Theatre to take on the tragic love story of Cyrano de Bergerac. Known and loved by many, Edmond Rostand's 1897 tale is one of love and… Continue reading Cyrano – Cheltenham Everyman

Dreamboats and Petticoats – Cheltenham Everyman

Tighten your neckerchiefs and get ready to twist, shout and do the mashed potato. Dreamboats and Petticoats has made its way to Cheltenham after its successful 10 year tour around the nation. If there is one criteria you need to meet to watch this production, it is 60s music. If you love it, then you… Continue reading Dreamboats and Petticoats – 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