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The panto that goes wrong but was so right!

The panto that goes wrong but was so right!

The panto that goes wrong but was so right!

Tread the Boards' production has been hit by Covid restrictions, last-minute switches and floods but still they triumphed


TOP 13 HALLOWEEN FILMS: The best scream-age kicks

TOP 13 HALLOWEEN FILMS: The best scream-age kicks

TOP 13 HALLOWEEN FILMS: The best scream-age kicks

We all know you get your nightmares on Elm Street, your shivers on Friday 13th and your screams from… well… Scream! But there are other manifestations…


REVIEW: The Caretaker, Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa

REVIEW: The Caretaker, Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa

REVIEW: The Caretaker, Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa

Peter Shum reviews The Caretaker,Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 29th February After bringing the homeless Davies back to his flat, Aston asks him where…


REVIEW: The Whip, RSC ★★★

REVIEW: The Whip, RSC ★★★

REVIEW: The Whip, RSC ★★★

Powerful and worthy play Gill Sutherland reviews The Whip, The Swan Theatre, until 21st March Katherine Pearce as Horatia Poskitt. Photo: Steve Tanner/RSC…


REVIEW: Pen versus sword in Michael Mears' Now Thrive the Armourers

REVIEW: Pen versus sword in Michael Mears' Now Thrive the Armourers

REVIEW: Pen versus sword in Michael Mears' Now Thrive the Armourers

Actor Michael Mears' solo performance Now thrive the Armourers, Kempe Society, Stratford, 2nd February It’s easy to conjure political figures of hate…


REVIEW: Herald arts' highlights from 2019

REVIEW: Herald arts' highlights from 2019

REVIEW: Herald arts' highlights from 2019

Herald arts editor Gill Sutherland picks her some of the shows and events she's enjoyed locally in 2019. See this week's Herald newspaper for a comprehensive…


REVIEW: Gretel at Playbox 'A cracking spectacle rich with meaning'

REVIEW: Gretel at Playbox 'A cracking spectacle rich with meaning'

REVIEW: Gretel at Playbox 'A cracking spectacle rich with meaning'

Steve Sutherland reviews Gretel, Playbox Theatre, Dream Factory, Warwick, until 31st December Imagine sitting down to your Christmas lunch, pulling a…


REVIEW: The Festival of Lost & Found, Talking Birds at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust New Place

REVIEW: The Festival of Lost & Found, Talking Birds at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust New Place

REVIEW: The Festival of Lost & Found, Talking Birds at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust New Place

The Festival of Lost & Found, Talking Birds at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust New Place, Stratford, 13th December Too often immersive theatre is another…


REVIEW: Goodnight Mr Tom, Bear Pit Theatre Company

REVIEW: Goodnight Mr Tom, Bear Pit Theatre Company

REVIEW: Goodnight Mr Tom, Bear Pit Theatre Company

Goodnight Mr Tom, Bear Pit Theatre Company, until 14th December At first glance Goodnight Mr Tom might not seem an obvious choice for the Bear Pit Theatre…


REVIEW: The Comedy of Errors, SE Theatre Company, The Attic Theatre, Stratford

REVIEW: The Comedy of Errors, SE Theatre Company, The Attic Theatre, Stratford

REVIEW: The Comedy of Errors, SE Theatre Company, The Attic Theatre, Stratford

Peter Buckroyd reviews The Comedy of Errors, SE Theatre Company, The Attic Theatre, 27th December While Tread the Boards company is rehearsing its winter…


REVIEW: Made in Dagenham, SMTC at Stratford Play House

REVIEW: Made in Dagenham, SMTC at Stratford Play House

REVIEW: Made in Dagenham, SMTC at Stratford Play House

Peter Buckroyd reviews Made in Dagenham, Stratford Musical Theatre Company, Stratford Play House, 16th November Made in Dagenham was an extremely well-directed…


REVIEW: Shakespeare Conversation at the Shakespeare Centre

REVIEW: Shakespeare Conversation at the Shakespeare Centre

REVIEW: Shakespeare Conversation at the Shakespeare Centre

Sara Westh reviews What country, friends, is this?: Shakespeare in Minority Languages The world often turns out to be wider and broader than we think.…


REVIEW: The Boy in the Dress – spangly and sensational *****

REVIEW: The Boy in the Dress – spangly and sensational *****

REVIEW: The Boy in the Dress – spangly and sensational *****

The Boy in the Dress, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, until 8th March 2020 Excitement was at fever pitch on Thursday as Stratfordians speculated which A-listers…


REVIEW: Dance me to the End of Love, Kempe Studio

REVIEW: Dance me to the End of Love, Kempe Studio

REVIEW: Dance me to the End of Love, Kempe Studio

Dance me to the End of Love, Kempe Society at The Muses, Kempe Studio, Stratford, 10th November “They did not give their lives – their lives were taken.”…


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