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REVIEW: Grimms Tales at Chipping Campden School

REVIEW: Grimms Tales at Chipping Campden School

REVIEW: Grimms Tales at Chipping Campden School

30 October 2018

Steve Sutherland reviews the school production which ran from 18th to 19th October “Rackety-coo, there’s blood in the shoe, there’s blood in the shoe…” Chipping…


REVIEW: Nativity! at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

REVIEW: Nativity! at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

REVIEW: Nativity! at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

26 October 2018

Chris Smith reviews Nativity! The Musical, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Runs until 28 October I ADMIT that I can a bit of a Scrooge when it comes to the…


REVIEW: Monkey at Playbox Theatre

REVIEW: Monkey at Playbox Theatre

REVIEW: Monkey at Playbox Theatre

18 October 2018

Steve Sutherland reviews Monkey at Playbox Theatre (6th October) ahead of its performance at the Santa Monica Playhouse Festival Way back in the early…


REVIEW: Maydays at The Other Place

REVIEW: Maydays at The Other Place

REVIEW: Maydays at The Other Place

11 October 2018

WHERE'S ALL THE POLITICS GONE? Steve Sutherland reviews Maydays at The Other Place, as part of the Making Mischief Festival, on until 20th October During…


REVIEW: Jane Eyre, Tread the Boards at The Attic Theatre

REVIEW: Jane Eyre, Tread the Boards at The Attic Theatre

REVIEW: Jane Eyre, Tread the Boards at The Attic Theatre

17 September 2018

IMPRESSIVE has to be an understatement when describing Tread the Boards’ adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, currently playing at Stratford’s…


REVIEW: Tamburlaine at the RSC

REVIEW: Tamburlaine at the RSC

REVIEW: Tamburlaine at the RSC

14 September 2018

Steve Sutherland reviews Tamburlaine, which is on at the RSC Swan Theatre until 1st December One of the more amusing stories to resurface on the internet…


REVIEW: The Wizard of Oz, Tread the Boards at The Attic Theatre

REVIEW: The Wizard of Oz, Tread the Boards at The Attic Theatre

REVIEW: The Wizard of Oz, Tread the Boards at The Attic Theatre

17 August 2018

ANY production at The Attic Theatre should be considered a roaring success simply by virtue of the constraints that the cast have to work to in this,…


REVIEW: The Merry Wives of Windsor at the RSC

REVIEW: The Merry Wives of Windsor at the RSC

REVIEW: The Merry Wives of Windsor at the RSC

17 August 2018

Steve Sutherland reviews The Merry Wives of Windsor, on at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre until 22nd September Esration. There’s a word for you. Esration.…


REVIEW: Ariadne auf Naxos at Longborough Festival Opera

REVIEW: Ariadne auf Naxos at Longborough Festival Opera

REVIEW: Ariadne auf Naxos at Longborough Festival Opera

24 July 2018

‘Captivating and glorious’ says reviewer Preston Witts RICHARD STRAUSS’S opera Ariadne auf Naxos could easily be subtitled ‘A lighter look at Greek Tragedy’. Along…


REVIEW: Miss Littlewood at the RSC

REVIEW: Miss Littlewood at the RSC

REVIEW: Miss Littlewood at the RSC

22 July 2018

Miss is a hit finds Gill Sutherland. Miss Littlewood runs until 4th August There’s been some weird subjects made into musicals – Carrie, The Rocky Horror…


REVIEW: The Canterbury Tales at Playbox Theatre

REVIEW: The Canterbury Tales at Playbox Theatre

REVIEW: The Canterbury Tales at Playbox Theatre

07 July 2018

Barmy Britain brilliantly done Steve Sutherland reviews The Canterbury Tales, Dream Factory, Playbox Theatre, Warwick, until Saturday, 7th July There’s…


Understudy Claire Egan makes Violetta her own in La Traviata at Longborough

Understudy Claire Egan makes Violetta her own in La Traviata at Longborough

Understudy Claire Egan makes Violetta her own in La Traviata at Longborough

06 July 2018

Preston Witts reviews La Traviata, and catches up with soprano Claire Egan UNDERSTUDIES rarely get the opportunity to have their names in bright lights,…


Flying high at Longborough Festival Opera

Flying high at Longborough Festival Opera

Flying high at Longborough Festival Opera

19 June 2018

Preston Witts reviews the The Flying Dutchman (Der Fliegende Holländer) at Longborough Festival Opera, and previews the rest of the festival, which runs…


REVIEW: Giffords Circus

REVIEW: Giffords Circus

REVIEW: Giffords Circus

14 June 2018

Steve Sutherland reviews Giffords Circus - on tour throughout the summer. Book tickets at http: www.giffordscircus.com WHEN my daughter Molly was two,…


REVIEW: RSC Mischief Festival at The Other Place

REVIEW: RSC Mischief Festival at The Other Place

REVIEW: RSC Mischief Festival at The Other Place

13 June 2018

#WeAreArrested and Day of the Living, RSC Mischief Festival at The Other Place, until 23rd June Two very different plays but with a common political purpose…


REVIEW: Latin America meets Classical, Orchestra of the Swan

REVIEW: Latin America meets Classical, Orchestra of the Swan

REVIEW: Latin America meets Classical, Orchestra of the Swan

13 June 2018

Peter Buckroyd reviews Latin America meets Classical, Orchestra of the Swan at Holy Trinity Church, 5th June It’s rather unusual to have a classical music…


REVIEW: Furnace for your Foe at Playbox

REVIEW: Furnace for your Foe at Playbox

REVIEW: Furnace for your Foe at Playbox

07 June 2018

Molly Sutherland reviews Furnace for your Foe, at Playbox, 4th June Calum Blackie, left, and Syd Sutherland. It’s heart-wrenching to watch a 15-year-old…


REVIEW: Leamington Music Festival

REVIEW: Leamington Music Festival

REVIEW: Leamington Music Festival

16 May 2018

Clive Peacock reviews LEAMINGTON MUSIC FESTIVAL, BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND, 4th to 8th May Record attendances, record temperatures plus another imaginative…


REVIEW: Romeo and Juliet at the RSC 'Real and beautiful'

REVIEW: Romeo and Juliet at the RSC 'Real and beautiful'

REVIEW: Romeo and Juliet at the RSC 'Real and beautiful'

09 May 2018

Gill Sutherland reviews Romeo and Juliet at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, until 21st September As I currently inhabit a house full of teenagers I can fully…


REVIEW: Saint James’s Singers and Players

REVIEW: Saint James’s Singers and Players

REVIEW: Saint James’s Singers and Players

03 May 2018

Deirdre Shields reviews Saint James’s Singers and Players – Mozart Requiem/Haydn Theresienmesse, St Mary’s Church, Warwick – Saturday 14 April The Saint…


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