Category: Reviews (page 1 of 13)

Dracula @ The Spring, Havant

Jonathan Grant’s Dracula looms over Michael Gondelle as Jonathan Harker

We may be a little more than a week away from Halloween but Humdrum are offering up a classic slice of horror at The Spring to get people in the mood. As director James George points out, Dracula might no longer be a story that truly shocks, but there is still enough here to make the audience uneasy and at its heart this is a classic story regardless of whether it will make you jump out of your seat. Continue reading

The Play That Goes Wrong @ Brighton Theatre Royal

In a wonderful case of life imitating art I have now, at the third time of trying, finally made it along to see The Play That Goes Wrong, a show that has done its best to elude me both in the West End and around the UK despite my best efforts to catch it. Now I’ve made it to the cosy Theatre Royal Brighton let’s find out if the show lives up to expectations! Continue reading

Bianca Del Rio @ Theatre Royal Brighton

I’d not been to the Theatre Royal Brighton for a show before, but as I arrived I already knew this would be a whole new experience. A quick drink in the Colonnade Bar while I surveyed the scenes and got chatting with a group of people at the next table proudly wearing VIP lanyards and fresh from a meet and greet led me to believe a great night was in store, certainly the grins of my new friends suggested they were excited for the evening ahead! Continue reading

Me and My Girl @ Chichester Festival Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre’s summer musical is always hotly anticipated and this year is no different. Me and My Girl, set to star Matt Lucas as barrow boy turned peer Bill Snibson. Sadly, as we’re informed just before the start of the show Lucas has been ordered by a throat specialist to rest and with a few hours’ notice his understudy is set to take the stage! Continue reading

One Man Two Guvnors @ The Spring, Havant

Brighton. 1963. An engagement party, a mobster back from the dead, a lover on the run from the law, a girl in man’s clothes, a geriatric waiter and trapped in the middle of it all Francis Henshall a washboard player with two bosses and a desperate need for some chips! Continue reading

Titanic @ Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Every now and again a show comes along that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. It might not be something new, but it just catches you and you fall in love with it. When Titanic the Musical opened at Southwark Playhouse back in 2013 it was received rapturously… but I didn’t see it. When it was transferred to Toronto for a limited season it thrilled the Canadian theatre crowd… but I still didn’t see it. When it launched director Thom Southerland’s first season at Charing Cross Theatre I made sure I was there (and you can read that review here) and that was it, I was hooked! Continue reading

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery @ Criterion Theatre

It’s a happy 2nd birthday to Mischief Theatre’s The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, the laugh-a-minute farce has just announced an extension that will see it into its third year entertaining crowds in Piccadilly Circus. Continue reading

Antony Sher – Year Of The Mad King

Antony Sher’s diaries, charting his exploration of some of Shakespeare’s most iconic roles, could easily be marketed as essential ‘how to’ guides for young actors , his honesty and anxiety must be reassuring for performers who no doubt all feel the same way at various points in their careers. Continue reading

Harvey @ The Spring, Havant

Elwood P Dowd and his six foot tall pooka pal Harvey are bothering their family. While they blame the invisible giant rabbit and assume Elwood is crazy, perhaps it’s his relentlessly sunny worldview that is really bothering them! Continue reading

CCADS Present Rabbit Hole

Becca and Howie Corbett are a happy suburban couple with everything they could want until a shocking and sudden event turns their world upside down and leaves them drifting perilously apart… Continue reading

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