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

Crazy For You – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

Honestly? I couldn't think of how to start this review so here is a one line summary to get us started... A lighthearted, feel good musical with a slight pantomime feel that is bound to make you want to take up a tap dancing class.  The musical revolves around the music written by the legendary… Continue reading Crazy For You – 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

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

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

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes – Bristol Hippodrome

A Hans Christian Anderson story fairytale within a classic yet tragic movie, adapted by a inspired choreographer who incorporated classic Hollywood music and a plethora of dance styles. The Red Shoes follows the story of Victoria Page, torn between her love for dancing and the man she falls so deeply for. Cordelia Braithwaite was a flawless and… Continue reading Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes – Bristol Hippodrome