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REVIEW: Snow in Midsummer at RSC

REVIEW: Snow in Midsummer at RSC

REVIEW: Snow in Midsummer at RSC

15 March 2017

China 1, Rome 0 (so far!) Ladies and gentlemen, fans of the theatre and its amazing spectacles, roll up, roll up and witness the battle of the imperialist…


REVIEW: Present Laughter

REVIEW: Present Laughter

REVIEW: Present Laughter

10 March 2017

Stress and the demands of modern living, coupled with the issues of celebritydom, may seem like terribly modern concerns, but here, in The Bear Pit Theatre…


REVIEW: La Strada, The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

REVIEW: La Strada, The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

REVIEW: La Strada, The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

17 February 2017

‘Magic and wonder lights up the dark’ Reviewed on 14th February BASED on legendary Italian director Federico Fellini’s 1957 Oscar-winning film, La Strada,…


REVIEW: Pomegranate Trio

REVIEW: Pomegranate Trio

REVIEW: Pomegranate Trio

20 January 2017

Pomegranate Trio, Stratford Chamber Music Society at Shakespeare Institute, Stratford, Sunday, 15th January CHAMBER musicians have come up with all manner…


REVIEW: This Evil Thing, a play about WW1 conscientious objectors

REVIEW: This Evil Thing, a play about WW1 conscientious objectors

REVIEW: This Evil Thing, a play about WW1 conscientious objectors

19 January 2017

This Evil Thing, Michael Mears at the Kempe Studio, 15th January When the subject of the heroes of the First World War comes up, your thoughts naturally…


Journey to The Secret Garden

Journey to The Secret Garden

Journey to The Secret Garden

16 January 2017

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON’S young theatre company, Rogues and Vagabonds, present the musical The Secret Garden at the Bear Pit Theatre this week. This enchanting…


Hear Polish carols this Sunday

Hear Polish carols this Sunday

Hear Polish carols this Sunday

13 January 2017

JUST when you think the festive cheer has ended until next December, along comes a rather special occasion to once again become merry, mirthful and multicultural… Members…


REVIEW: Robinson Crusoe and the Pirate Queen

REVIEW: Robinson Crusoe and the Pirate Queen

REVIEW: Robinson Crusoe and the Pirate Queen

22 December 2016

AS an arts reviewer the hazards of the job at this time of year is festive entertainment fatigue — FEF for short. It comes from hearing Away In a Manger…


REVIEW: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Playbox

REVIEW: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Playbox

REVIEW: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Playbox

20 December 2016

Steve Sutherland reviews Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at The Dream Factory, Warwick, which runs until Saturday, 31st December “Everyone’s mad here……


REVIEW: Seven Acts of Mercy at the RSC

REVIEW: Seven Acts of Mercy at the RSC

REVIEW: Seven Acts of Mercy at the RSC

08 December 2016

THERE’S something hugely refreshing about The Seven Acts of Mercy by Anders Lustgarten. On the one hand its foul-mouthed kitchen sink realism would hardly…


Panto-monium at its best! (Review)

Panto-monium at its best! (Review)

Panto-monium at its best! (Review)

02 December 2016

Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre pantomime has long been a highlight in the Midlands’ Christmas theatre calendar. And 2017 is certainly no exception. Our hapless…


REVIEW: The Tempest at the RSC — a Christmas cracker

REVIEW: The Tempest at the RSC — a Christmas cracker

REVIEW: The Tempest at the RSC — a Christmas cracker

18 November 2016

Four hundred years on from Shakespeare’s death, director Greg Doran has tapped into the dramatist’s spirit of technical creativity and adventure to create…


Bare-faced cheek makes big impression!

Bare-faced cheek makes big impression!

Bare-faced cheek makes big impression!

15 November 2016

It's a well-known story – unemployed Sheffield steel workers, thrown on the scrapheap by the collapse of their industry, form a sub-Chippendales troupe…


REVIEW: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

REVIEW: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

REVIEW: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

12 November 2016

Kaylee Holt reviews The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by the ArtsHouse Drama Club at Stratford ArtsHouse, Saturday, 5th November THE ArtsHouse was…


Doubling up for comedy Two

Doubling up for comedy Two

Doubling up for comedy Two

19 October 2016

TWO , the hilarious and heartwarming play by Jim Cartwright tells the story of a bickering husband and wife who run a pub. The married couple and the…


REVIEW: Celebration Gala Concert at Warwick Hall

REVIEW: Celebration Gala Concert at Warwick Hall

REVIEW: Celebration Gala Concert at Warwick Hall

06 October 2016

Lise Evans reviews the inaugural concert held at the new venue on 1st October Warwick Hall resounded with musical brilliance on Saturday evening, when…


REVIEW RSC King Lear: May the Sher force be with you!

REVIEW RSC King Lear: May the Sher force be with you!

REVIEW RSC King Lear: May the Sher force be with you!

28 September 2016

King Lear, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, until October 2017 Didn’t you just love the Olympics? It’s a true test of almost godlike human endurance and ability.…


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang we love you!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang we love you!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang we love you!

09 September 2016

It’s been 10 years since the world’s most magical car has flown into the Midlands so it was with much anticipation I awaited its return – on the second…


Britain's Got Talent hold Stratford auditions

Britain's Got Talent hold Stratford auditions

Britain's Got Talent hold Stratford auditions

08 September 2016

Talent scouts are coming to Stratford on Saturday, 10 th September, hunting for worthy contenders for Britain's Got Talent 2017. The auditions will take…


REVIEW: Orchestra of the Swan

REVIEW: Orchestra of the Swan

REVIEW: Orchestra of the Swan

03 August 2016

ORCHESTRA of the Swan were in top form for their last concert in their 2015-1016 Shakespeare season. Conductor David Curtis brought unusual colour and…


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