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20th Oct 17 :: Review: My Name is Rachel Corrie
Production at The Other Room in Cardiff.
5
20th Oct 17 :: Review: Cabaret
The 2017 touring version with Will Young and Louise Redknapp
5
19th Oct 17 :: Review: War Horse
Touring version seen in Bristol.
5
15th Oct 17 :: Review: Hair
Revival at The Vaults
4
11th Oct 17 :: Review: Crazy for You
Touring show seen in Bristol
4
10th Oct 17 :: Review: The Weir
Seen at Bristol Old Vic, presented by Mercury Theatre Colchester and English Touring Theatre.
4
8th Oct 17 :: Review: Labour of Love
Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig at the Noel Coward Theatre.
4
3rd Oct 17 :: Review: Rita, Sue and Bob Too
Presented by Out of Joint, Octagon Theatre Bolton and Royal Court Theatre, seen in Bristol.
5
3rd Oct 17 :: Review: Legally Blonde
Touring production seen in Bristol
5
27th Sep 17 :: Review: My Fair Lady
BLOC production at the Bristol Hippodrome.
3
20th Sep 17 :: Review: The Addams Family
Crazy and kooky in Bristol
4
18th Sep 17 :: Review: Holding The Man
Seen at Above the Stag.
5
15th Sep 17 :: Review: Dolphins and Sharks
Seen at the Finborough Theatre
3
15th Sep 17 :: Review: The Caretaker
Bristol Old Vic and Royal & Derngate co-production seen in Bristol.
4
12th Sep 17 :: Tango Moderno
Vincent Simone hurts his back
8th Sep 17 :: New Book on London Theatres
Take a tour of some of London's most iconic theatres.
18th Aug 17 :: Review: This Is Not Culturally Significant
One man show, in the nude
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18th Aug 17 :: Review: Doglife
Part 2 following on from Doubting Thomas
5
18th Aug 17 :: Review: Cannonball
A look at growing up and responsibility
3
18th Aug 17 :: Review: Wild Bore
A play about reviews and reviewers .. or is it?
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4 jim
20th Oct 17: Where there's no Will there's still a way ... great show from the understudy
The Hartlepool Monkey
5 P. Wickham
11th Oct 17: Brilliantly performed and presented with humour and historical interest. Impressive representation of the monkey. Well worth seeing.
Holding the Man (Above the Stag Theatre, Inner London)
5 Jim
7th Oct 17:

Fabulous show. Emotional and truly engaging. Great acting and direction. Universal themes that touch way beyond the lgbt audience at this friendly venue

Rita, Sue and Bob Too
5 jim
3rd Oct 17: A great revival of this period play with some of the funniest, and most realistic, depictions of sex I've seen on stage ...
La boheme (Royal Opera House, West End)
2 Martin Corrick
3rd Oct 17: Of course this production is beautifully played and sung, as every production from the ROH should be. But it should surely be intelligent too. And it isn't. In fact some aspects are so bad as to be ridiculous, and even comical. The worst of these horrendous moments is the Amazing Moving Shed that utterly ruins the climactic scenes by shuffling awkwardly about in the snow. Yes, it shuffles, and no, it doesn't shuffle off. It sort of parks itself out of the way of the dying, but in doing so it removes any sense of tragedy. All right, one has to suspend one's brain for many operas, and particularly for this one, but there are so many ghastly moments in this that one wonders if any intelligent person had a look at it before its debut. Don't believe me? Go look. Martin Corrick
Dirty Dusting
1 J
3rd Oct 17:

Redruth theatre just phoned me to say the theatre company have cancelled tomorrow nights show!! Not happy and no explanation

Justin Hayward (Hull City Hall, Hull)
5 Clive Murray
27th Sep 17: Tremendous concert! Justin still has the voice for all the famous Moody songs plus his own numbers. Still sounds as good live as on his albums. Great show!
My Fair Lady (Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol)
3 jim
27th Sep 17: I felt that many of the moves were un-motivated and too many actors were leaning forward to speak .. accents were a bit off ... pace was poor and sound and lights patchy ... an evening full of energy and some nice voices though!
Cabaret (New Wimbledon Theatre, Outer London)
4 Catherine Aylward
21st Sep 17: A powerful rendition of a popular musical. Louise Redknapp can certainly sing, she has an amazing voice did the songs justice. However, it was a shame she didn't dance, I would have expected that in her big numbers. I also felt she didn't quite capture the tragic vulnerability of Sally Bowles. Will Young really made up for everything in the show. He was truly amazing in the role, his facial expressions, voice, acting and dancing were all captivating. All in all a fantastic show, a must see.
The Caretaker (Bristol Old Vic, Bristol)
5 jim
15th Sep 17: A brilliant production of a beautiful play .. loved it
Singin' in the Rain (Melton Theatre, Melton Mowbray)
5 Carol Faver
15th Sep 17: Saw this show 14th Sept. Absolutely enthralled with the energy and vitality of the cast...the dancing was terrific and a must see for anyone who enjoys the 'old musicals' I believe there are some future stars in the making watch this space!
Rules for Living
4 Patsy
13th Sep 17: Excellent! Thought provoking, hilarious and clever.
Golem
5 Rebecca
13th Sep 17: excellent
The Sword and the Dope (Waterloo East Theatre, Inner London)
4 Paul Edwards
8th Sep 17: very funny show, a flood of jokes, silly, camp, very good songs. Great fun and recommend as entertaining night out
The Castle Builder
5 Fan number one
2nd Sep 17: It makes you think what are you on this earth for. Go see it and wonder. Great music and active art!
The Revlon Girl
5 Fiona Thirsk
17th Aug 17: I have just seen The Revlon Girl at Edinburgh festival. I cannot recommend it highly enough. The play was performed by 5 perfectly cast women, with minimal scenery and was very moving, very funny, and ultimately uplifting. Don't forget your tissues!
Blue Stockings (The Yard, Outer London)
5 Steve Johanssen
16th Aug 17: Enjoyed watching this historical play with some great performances by some of Britain's up and coming talent !
Boondocks (Underbelly at Cowgate, Edinburgh)
5 Todd Baxter
6th Aug 17: Makes you laugh, and think.
The Hunting of the Snark (Vaudeville Theatre, West End)
5 Sally Hedges
31st Jul 17: The best children's show I've ever seen!

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