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REVIEW: Kunene and the King, RSC

REVIEW: Kunene and the King, RSC

REVIEW: Kunene and the King, RSC

11 April 2019

Who was the greatest storyteller that ever lived? Shakespeare would be the obvious ready response. But after seeing Kunene and the King I’m happy to believe…


REVIEW: The Taming of the Shrew at the RSC

REVIEW: The Taming of the Shrew at the RSC

REVIEW: The Taming of the Shrew at the RSC

09 April 2019

Steve Sutherland reviews The Taming of the Shrew, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, until 31st August “Tis the mind that makes the body rich…” Uh, oh… Here…


REVIEW: The Scummy Mummies

REVIEW: The Scummy Mummies

REVIEW: The Scummy Mummies

03 April 2019

Georgina Fuller reviews The Scummy Mummies at The Theatre Chipping Norton, 29th March Wine, crude jokes, odes to Captain Birdseye, confessions, childbirth…


REVIEW: As You Like It, RSC

REVIEW: As You Like It, RSC

REVIEW: As You Like It, RSC

08 March 2019

Lucy on high with diamonds Steve Sutherland reviews As You Like It, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, until 31st August Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Vanessa Redgrave,…


REVIEW: Shakespeare biopic All Is True

REVIEW: Shakespeare biopic All Is True

REVIEW: Shakespeare biopic All Is True

06 March 2019

The unbelievable truth All is True, the new Shakespeare film, was released on 8 th February All is True is, in equal measure, both brilliant and troubling. Here…


REVIEW: Tease pleases – but not the bar queue!

REVIEW: Tease pleases – but not the bar queue!

REVIEW: Tease pleases – but not the bar queue!

04 March 2019

Sarah Halford reviews A Midsummer Night's Tease Valentine's Special at The Stratford Play House, 15th February MIDSUMMER it may not have been but there…


REVIEW: Visitors at The Bear Pit

REVIEW: Visitors at The Bear Pit

REVIEW: Visitors at The Bear Pit

04 March 2019

Shining a light Peter Buckroyd reviews Visitors at the Bear Pit I didn’t know Barney Norris’s Visitors and wasn’t wholly convinced that I would like it.…


REVIEW: The Verdict, Middle Ground Theatre Company

REVIEW: The Verdict, Middle Ground Theatre Company

REVIEW: The Verdict, Middle Ground Theatre Company

26 February 2019

The Verdict, Middle Ground Theatre Company, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, 23rd February and touring THE theatricality of the courtroom has always had strong…


What was your arts highlight from 2018?

What was your arts highlight from 2018?

What was your arts highlight from 2018?

18 January 2019

Gill Sutherland, Herald arts editor, shares some of her favourite arts highlights from 2018. I’ve seen and been immersed in so many amazing projects and…


REVIEW: Snow Queen at Playbox Theatre

REVIEW: Snow Queen at Playbox Theatre

REVIEW: Snow Queen at Playbox Theatre

11 January 2019

Steve Sutherland reviews Snow Queen, Playbox Theatre at the Dream Factory, Warwick, 31 st December Of all the many talents lost to the world in 2018,…


REVIEW: The Bower House, Shipston-on-Stour

REVIEW: The Bower House, Shipston-on-Stour

REVIEW: The Bower House, Shipston-on-Stour

10 January 2019

It’s New Year, and so traditionally a time of mass neurosis. We worry about our weight, fitness, wellbeing, post-Christmas bank balance, red meat consumption,…


REVIEW: Stratford Choral Society's Messiah at Holy Trinity

REVIEW: Stratford Choral Society's Messiah at Holy Trinity

REVIEW: Stratford Choral Society's Messiah at Holy Trinity

08 January 2019

Steve Newman reviews Handel’s Messiah, A Sacred Oratorio, Stratford-upon-Avon Choral Society with The Regency Sinfonia, Holy Trinity Church, 15th December George…


REVIEW: Timon of Athens at the RSC

REVIEW: Timon of Athens at the RSC

REVIEW: Timon of Athens at the RSC

02 January 2019

Gold, talking sense and mirth: Steve Sutherland reviews Timon of Athens on at the RSC Swan Theatre, until 22nd February There’s a neat symmetry to the…


REVIEW: Sleeping Beauty, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

REVIEW: Sleeping Beauty, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

REVIEW: Sleeping Beauty, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

19 December 2018

THE secret to a good panto is providing laughs for the children as well as the mums, dads, and grandparents. It’s not easy. Cue Larry Grayson and Tommy…


REVIEW: Wilson Robert's Friends

REVIEW: Wilson Robert's Friends

REVIEW: Wilson Robert's Friends

14 December 2018

Sandy Holt reviews Wilson Robert's Friends, Levi Fox Hall, King Edward VI School, 16th December A surprise performance by RSC actor David Bradley (who…


REVIEW: A Christmas Carol at RSC

REVIEW: A Christmas Carol at RSC

REVIEW: A Christmas Carol at RSC

14 December 2018

Sarah Halford reviews A Christmas Carol at the RSC, which runs until 20th January DICKENS would be heartbroken and ecstatic at the RSC’s production of…


REVIEW: The Lady's Mad

REVIEW: The Lady's Mad

REVIEW: The Lady's Mad

14 December 2018

Elizabeth Hardy reviews The Lady's Mad at Holy Trinity, 1st December We have seen the turbulent 1640s dramatised very recently in the RSC’s 2017 Mischief…


REVIEW: Ginny Davis one-woman show UpDownSizing

REVIEW: Ginny Davis one-woman show UpDownSizing

REVIEW: Ginny Davis one-woman show UpDownSizing

03 December 2018

UpDownSizing, Wellesbourne Village Hall, 25th November There’s too many ‘yummy mummy bloggers’ writing about their precious infants and their perfect…


REVIEW: Michael Parkinson at Stratford Literary Festival

REVIEW: Michael Parkinson at Stratford Literary Festival

REVIEW: Michael Parkinson at Stratford Literary Festival

26 November 2018

Simon Woodings reviews the talk by Michael Parkinson a week ago Saturday at King Edward VI School as part of the Stratford Literary Festival autumn events FOR…


REVIEW: Troilus and Cressida at the RSC

REVIEW: Troilus and Cressida at the RSC

REVIEW: Troilus and Cressida at the RSC

06 November 2018

Gill Sutherland reviews Troilus and Cressida, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, until 17th November Most people aren’t that bothered about Troilus and Cressida,…


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