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

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

Coppélia by Birmingham Royal Ballet – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

Cop-eh-leaa...Co-pillah…Copp-ee-lia... Just some of the pronunciations that were attempted as the audience shuffled into the Hippodrome. Is anybody 100% certain on how to pronounce this famous ballet? Set in a Bavarian-style village, eccentric toymaker Dr Coppélius catches the eye of Franz, played by Tyrone Singleton, by creating a moving doll. This causes a stir between… Continue reading Coppélia by Birmingham Royal Ballet – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

A mouth full of a title and a play that provides you with food for thought to match. This eye opening play follows the story of 15 year old Christopher in his attempts to discover who killed his neighbours dog. However, the essence of the story is actually about a family broken by a boy's… Continue reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – 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