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REVIEW: King John at the RSC

REVIEW: King John at the RSC

REVIEW: King John at the RSC

10 October 2019

Feel the funk King John, The Swan Theatre, until 21st March 2020 Katherine Pearce as the Cardinal The newly-crowned king is looking rough as rats – slovenly…


REVIEW: Robert Plant's Saving Grace at Stratford Play House

REVIEW: Robert Plant's Saving Grace at Stratford Play House

REVIEW: Robert Plant's Saving Grace at Stratford Play House

16 September 2019

Folk warrior or rock cop-out? In last week's Herald we featured two alternative views of Robert Plant's recent gig in Stratford. While reviewer Karl Walker…


Birmingham Royal Ballet’s cracking autumn season

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s cracking autumn season

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s cracking autumn season

06 September 2019

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s autumn season commences on 19th September and features a fitting balance of classical and contemporary ballet. The company,…


REVIEW: Robert Plant's Saving Grace at Stratford Play House

REVIEW: Robert Plant's Saving Grace at Stratford Play House

REVIEW: Robert Plant's Saving Grace at Stratford Play House

02 September 2019

Last Thursday a packed Stratford Play House witnessed a very special performance, legendary rock god Robert Plant introducing his new outfit Saving Grace.…


REVIEW: Treasure Island, Tread the Boards at The Attic Theatre

REVIEW: Treasure Island, Tread the Boards at The Attic Theatre

REVIEW: Treasure Island, Tread the Boards at The Attic Theatre

28 August 2019

CHARLES ESSEX REVIEWS THE PRODUCTION WHICH RUNS UNTIL 1ST SEPTEMBER Are the school holidays dragging? Are the children getting bored and under your feet?…


REVIEW: Don Giovanni, Longborough Festival Opera

REVIEW: Don Giovanni, Longborough Festival Opera

REVIEW: Don Giovanni, Longborough Festival Opera

19 August 2019

THERE’S always a risk for opera and theatre directors who ‘update’ famous works that were written centuries ago with the aim of making them more accessible,…


REVIEW: Crooked Dances at The Other Place

REVIEW: Crooked Dances at The Other Place

REVIEW: Crooked Dances at The Other Place

12 July 2019

Steve Sutherland reviews Crooked Dances, The Other Place, Until 13th July When the kids were small, we Sutherlands made the classic mistake of holidaying…


REVIEW: Behind the Settee, Susie's Bar at RSC's The Other Place

REVIEW: Behind the Settee, Susie's Bar at RSC's The Other Place

REVIEW: Behind the Settee, Susie's Bar at RSC's The Other Place

12 July 2019

Karl Walker reviews Behind The Settee, Susie's Bar @ The Other Place, 4th July The welcoming environs of Susie's Bar played host to Rugby based alt-pop…


REVIEW: Venice Preserved at the RSC

REVIEW: Venice Preserved at the RSC

REVIEW: Venice Preserved at the RSC

28 June 2019

Venice Preserved, The Swan Theatre, until 7th September So the President of the United States is in town, hobnobbing with the Establishment. Trump’s not…


REVIEW: Giffords Circus, Xanadu on tour

REVIEW: Giffords Circus, Xanadu on tour

REVIEW: Giffords Circus, Xanadu on tour

13 June 2019

Steve Sutherland reviews this year's Gifford's Circus show Xanadu, which is touring throught the summer. Book tickets here We’re talking about time, and…


REVIEW: Duet for One, Aspect Theatre Company

REVIEW: Duet for One, Aspect Theatre Company

REVIEW: Duet for One, Aspect Theatre Company

20 May 2019

Peter Buckroyd reviews Duet for One, Aspect Theatre Company at The Attic Theatre, 18th May I saw the premiere production of this wonderful play twice…


REVIEW: Leamington Music Festival

REVIEW: Leamington Music Festival

REVIEW: Leamington Music Festival

20 May 2019

Clive Peacock reviews Leamington Music Festival, Takacs Quartet, Royal Pump Room, 9th and 10th May What a happy coincidence! What chance the long-awaited…


REVIEW: Stratford Literary Festival, Patrick Gale

REVIEW: Stratford Literary Festival, Patrick Gale

REVIEW: Stratford Literary Festival, Patrick Gale

20 May 2019

Peter Buckroyd reviews Patrick Gale, Take Nothing With You, United Reformed Church, 2nd May In a wonderfully refreshing conversation with Meg Sanders,…


REVIEW: Stratford Literary Festival, Rosemary Shrager

REVIEW: Stratford Literary Festival, Rosemary Shrager

REVIEW: Stratford Literary Festival, Rosemary Shrager

20 May 2019

Peter Buckroyd reviews Rosemary Shrager, Cookery and Other Ingredients, Stratford Play House, 29th April What you see is what you get and it’s the same…


REVIEW: Peter Donohoe plays Mozart, Orchestra of the Swan

REVIEW: Peter Donohoe plays Mozart, Orchestra of the Swan

REVIEW: Peter Donohoe plays Mozart, Orchestra of the Swan

20 May 2019

Peter Buckroyd reviews Orchestra of the Swan, Peter Donohoe plays Mozart No. 25, Stratford Arts House, 30th April 2019 Jason Lai is one of the best conductors…


REVIEW: Stratford Literary Festival, I Clara, Lucy Parham and Juliet Stephenson

REVIEW: Stratford Literary Festival, I Clara, Lucy Parham and Juliet Stephenson

REVIEW: Stratford Literary Festival, I Clara, Lucy Parham and Juliet Stephenson

20 May 2019

Peter Buckroyd reviews Lucy Parham and Juliet Stephenson, I Clara, Stratford Play House, 29th April After a very successful career as solo concert pianist…


REVIEW: Stratford Literary Festival, John Suchet

REVIEW: Stratford Literary Festival, John Suchet

REVIEW: Stratford Literary Festival, John Suchet

20 May 2019

Peter Buckroyd reviews John Suchet, Tchaikovsky, Stratford Play House, 30th April Tchaikovsky This was a fascinating and elegantly delivered talk by John…


REVIEW: The Provoked Wife, The Swan Theatre, RSC

REVIEW: The Provoked Wife, The Swan Theatre, RSC

REVIEW: The Provoked Wife, The Swan Theatre, RSC

17 May 2019

Gill Sutherland reviews The Provoked Wife, which runs at The Swan Theatre until 7th September Caroline Quentin as Lady Fancyfull Did you see the guests…


REVIEW: Leamington Music Festival

REVIEW: Leamington Music Festival

REVIEW: Leamington Music Festival

09 May 2019

Clive Peacock reviews the Leamington Music Festival, Royal Pump Room, which continues until 10th May With this landmark 30th Leamington Music Festival…


REVIEW: Keeping Our End Up at The Loft

REVIEW: Keeping Our End Up at The Loft

REVIEW: Keeping Our End Up at The Loft

30 April 2019

Keeping Our End Up, The Loft, Leamington Spa, 3rd to 13th April LIKE all great sporting stories Keeping Our End Up, a new play by local writer and actor…


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