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REVIEW: Macbeth at the RSC

REVIEW: Macbeth at the RSC

REVIEW: Macbeth at the RSC

04 April 2018

Macbeth, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, until 18th September, then Barbican, London until January 2019 IF ever there were a Macbeth for our time, the current…


REVIEW: The Woman in the Moon, Edward's Boys

REVIEW: The Woman in the Moon, Edward's Boys

REVIEW: The Woman in the Moon, Edward's Boys

03 April 2018

Anna Pike reviews The Woman in the Moon, Edward’s Boys, King Edward VI School, Saturday, 10th March. The Boys are currently performing the production…


REVIEW: Les Misérables, Stratford Musical Theatre Company

REVIEW: Les Misérables, Stratford Musical Theatre Company

REVIEW: Les Misérables, Stratford Musical Theatre Company

03 April 2018

Les Misérables, Stratford Musical Theatre Company, Stratford ArtsHouse, 9th March Stratford Musical Theatre Company had a simple dream: they wanted to…


REVIEW: Habeas Corpus at The Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford

REVIEW: Habeas Corpus at The Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford

REVIEW: Habeas Corpus at The Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford

03 April 2018

Peter Buckroyd reviews Habeas Corpus VANESSA Corner’s lively production of Alan Bennett’s 1973 play Habeas Corpus is a lot of fun. It’s a mildly satirical…


REVIEW: The Duchess of Malfi, RSC

REVIEW: The Duchess of Malfi, RSC

REVIEW: The Duchess of Malfi, RSC

22 March 2018

Steve Sutherland reviews The Duchess of Malfi, at the Swan Theatre, until 3rd August WHAT a bloody mess! Literally and, unfortunately, figuratively, director…


REVIEW: Girls' Night Out with Kathy Lette

REVIEW: Girls' Night Out with Kathy Lette

REVIEW: Girls' Night Out with Kathy Lette

20 March 2018

Georgina Fuller reviews Australian comic Kathy Lette's touring show, which came to The Theatre, Chipping Norton, on Friday 16th March “We thought we were…


REVIEW: Schools' catty panto battle!

REVIEW: Schools' catty panto battle!

REVIEW: Schools' catty panto battle!

12 March 2018

Elaine Binks reviews Dick Whittington, Bridgetown School, 2nd February; and Puss in Boots, The Willows, 16th February... and declares the winner of 'the…


REVIEW: Florence Smith: Now & Then, Bear Pit Theatre

REVIEW: Florence Smith: Now & Then, Bear Pit Theatre

REVIEW: Florence Smith: Now & Then, Bear Pit Theatre

09 March 2018

Florence Smith: Now & Then, Bear Pit Theatre, 25th February There’s been much talk of time travel of late. Various ‘time travellers’ have made increasingly…


REVIEW: A Bunch of Amateurs

REVIEW: A Bunch of Amateurs

REVIEW: A Bunch of Amateurs

09 March 2018

A Bunch of Amateurs, Second Thoughts at The Bear Pit Theatre, 24th February So these are the opening lines of this light-hearted comedy written by Spitting…


REVIEW: Billy Elliot at Chipping Campden School

REVIEW: Billy Elliot at Chipping Campden School

REVIEW: Billy Elliot at Chipping Campden School

05 March 2018

Steve Sutherland reviews Billy Elliot, Chipping Campden School, 9th February “In everything you do Always be yourself, And you always will be true…” It…


REVIEW: The Bald Prima Donna, The Bear Pit Theatre

REVIEW: The Bald Prima Donna, The Bear Pit Theatre

REVIEW: The Bald Prima Donna, The Bear Pit Theatre

02 March 2018

Peter Buckroyd reviews The Bald Prima Donna, Bear Pit Company, Bear Pit Theatre, Saturday, 17th February WHEN is the absurd not quite as absurd as you…


REVIEW: Last chance to see Chippy's Sleeping Beauty

REVIEW: Last chance to see Chippy's Sleeping Beauty

REVIEW: Last chance to see Chippy's Sleeping Beauty

12 January 2018

Gill Sutherland finds Sleep Beauty is ‘A brilliantly exuberant festive treat’ – which runs at The Theatre, Chipping Norton until 14 th January TAKING…


REVIEW: The Wizard of Oz, Playbox Theatre

REVIEW: The Wizard of Oz, Playbox Theatre

REVIEW: The Wizard of Oz, Playbox Theatre

04 January 2018

Steve Sutherland reviews Playbox Theatre's Christmas production of The Wizard of Oz at the Dream Factory, Warwick Toto, I don’t think we’re in Warwick…


REVIEW: Cinderella, Tread the Boards at The Attic Theatre, Stratford

REVIEW: Cinderella, Tread the Boards at The Attic Theatre, Stratford

REVIEW: Cinderella, Tread the Boards at The Attic Theatre, Stratford

02 January 2018

Peter Buckroyd reviews Cinderella, which plays at the Attic until 7th January Jack Scott-Walker as Prince Charming and Sophie Wheelans as Cinderella Pantomimes…


REVIEW: The Witches, The Bear Pit Theatre

REVIEW: The Witches, The Bear Pit Theatre

REVIEW: The Witches, The Bear Pit Theatre

13 December 2017

The Bear Pit Theatre Company can always be relied upon to offer family festive fun without the usual ham and cheese of a panto. Following on from their…


REVIEW: A Christmas Carol at the RSC

REVIEW: A Christmas Carol at the RSC

REVIEW: A Christmas Carol at the RSC

07 December 2017

A Christmas Carol is arguably one of the greatest tales ever told, but how to retell it with new light? How do you give it the wow necessary for a festive…


REVIEW: Twelfth Night at the RSC

REVIEW: Twelfth Night at the RSC

REVIEW: Twelfth Night at the RSC

06 December 2017

Gill Sutherland reviews Twelfth Night which runs at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre until 24th February Hallelujah, Rome is conquered, Christmas is here…


REVIEW: Grimm Tales at Playbox Theatre

REVIEW: Grimm Tales at Playbox Theatre

REVIEW: Grimm Tales at Playbox Theatre

10 November 2017

Steve Sutherland reviews Grimm Tales by Playbox Theatre at The Dream Factory, Warwick. A VICIOUS beast is disembowelled, two innocent children beheaded,…


REVIEW: The Vortex at The Loft, leamington

REVIEW: The Vortex at The Loft, leamington

REVIEW: The Vortex at The Loft, leamington

10 November 2017

Productions of Noel Coward plays have tended to favour the well-known and wittier variety, such as Blithe Spirit, Present Laughter (both done splendidly…


REVIEW: Coriolanus, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC

REVIEW: Coriolanus, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC

REVIEW: Coriolanus, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC

03 October 2017

We can be action heroes... Gill Sutherland reviews Coriolanus, at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, until 14th October Watching a fork lift truck raise sacks…


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