Tag: Peter Colley

Travels With My Aunt @ The Spring, Havant

tumblr_inline_o4a3okCfpy1rgiv1h_500Travels With My Aunt is a popular choice this year… Since Humdrumannounced this production at The Spring a musical adaptation has been scheduled as part of the new Chichester Festival Theatre season and a touring production will be visiting Winchester. Continue reading

The BFG @ The Spring, Havant

tumblr_inline_nzip7yXl1k1rgiv1h_500The BFG is perhaps the most beloved of Roald Dahl’s brilliantly twisted stories for children (though theatre fans may have fallen for Matilda in recent years). It’s certainly one that people keep coming back to as the forthcoming movie adaptation (starring Mark Rylance – which excites us a great deal) will attest. I’m fascinated to see how Humdrum bring such a big story into the confines of The Spring’s cosy studio theatre. Continue reading

Enchanted April at The Spring, Havant

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There’s something charming about a play promising “Sunshine and Wisteria” on a damp March evening.  All the moreso when presented in the agreeably cosy confines of The Spring by the lovely folks from Humdrum. So, it was with much anticipation of a warm and relaxed evening that we headed off to let the enchantment begin. Continue reading

Birdsong @ The Kings Theatre

I must preface this review with an admission. I’ve been involved with CCADS since 1994, performing in shows with many of the people in this production. If I’m honest this probably leads me to be too harsh, rather than to overly sing the praises of those who deserve it…
Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong is widely regarded as a modern classic, first published in 1993 and already on the curriculum for schoolchildren. The themes of love and loss are ones we can all relate to and have led to the book being adapted for radio, television and the stage. Continue reading