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

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

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

Birmingham Royal Ballet, Shakespeare Triple Bill – Cheltenham Everyman REVIEW

Birmingham Royal Ballet return to Cheltenham Everyman after a year of absence. This time with a triple bill of Shakespeare, a series of mini ballets if you will. Easily consumable with two intervals separating the pieces. Their effortless, not necessarily strong but exhibited their control and grace. They began with 'Wink'. Sonnets were read out… Continue reading Birmingham Royal Ballet, Shakespeare Triple Bill – 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