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

Die Fledermaus – Welsh National Opera – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

If it isn’t already clear by my blog filled with colloquial and down to earth reviews - I want to make theatre more accessible, especially to younger generations. Whether its watching, acting or reviewing I believe the disconnect between the performing arts industry and younger generations has become too big, and I will always aim… Continue reading Die Fledermaus – Welsh National Opera – Bristol Hippodrome 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

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

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

Tape Face – The Parabola Arts Centre REVIEW

Another month in Cheltenham means another festival. I was particularly excited about The Hobgoblin Cheltenham Comedy Festival. My university had rallied the troops to watch 'The Boy With Tape On His Face' at the Parabola Arts Centre. As soon as we found our seats, I realised no one was safe. New Zealand's Sam Wills, oozed… Continue reading Tape Face – The Parabola Arts Centre REVIEW