Review – The Night Watch

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters, adapted by Hattie Naylor – The Original Theatre Company – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday  5th and touring I must admit I have never read Sarah Waters acclaimed novel – but as the author of ‘Tipping the Velvet’ maybe I should have been more prepared for the subject matter. However – according to the publicity I was expecting a … Continue reading Review – The Night Watch

Student Review – One Man, Two Guvnors

One Man, Two Govnors by Richard Bean – The New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich, showing Thu 5th to Sat 28th Sep One Man Two Govnors is the updated tale of Carlo Goldoni’s 1746 comedy The Servant of Two Masters, reinvented by Richard Bean to make the show we know today. Set in 1963, Brighton, we follow the misadventures of Francis Henshall as he finds himself employed … Continue reading Student Review – One Man, Two Guvnors

Review – Duets

Duets by Peter Quilter – Horizon Theatre Company – New Wolsey Studio till Friday Duets is a set of four short scenes about relationships written by prolific West End playwright Peter Quilter, who is most famous for two musical plays – End of The Rainbow about the last months of Judy Garland’s life  and Glorious!  about the ‘worst singer in the world’ Florence Foster Jenkins. Duets … Continue reading Review – Duets

Review – Peter Pan A Musical Adventure

Peter Pan A Musical Adventure – Music by George Styles, Lyrics by Anthony Drew and book by Willis Hall – Co-op Juniors at Trinity Park till July 14th Peter Pan was my favourite story as a child – and this production of the Styles/ Drew version brings it to life with colour, imaginative staging and a touch of magic. Interestingly the Co-op Juniors last production, … Continue reading Review – Peter Pan A Musical Adventure

Review – The Addams Family

The Addams Family – by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice – Music & Lyrics Andrew Lippa – IODS Theatre Company – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday 29th Based on the TV series of the 1960’s – which itself was based on the much earlier original 1930’s cartoons of eccentric New Yorker Charles Addams – in anybody’s estimation this is a challenging musical to do well … Continue reading Review – The Addams Family

Review – New Wolsey Pulse Festival Highlights

So as the 19th New Wolsey Pulse Festival draws to a close for another year, here are some of the highlights of the final day This Is All For You – People You May Know People You May Know is a spin off from the New Wolsey Youth Company, who each year present a piece devised and written by the actors with Associate Director Rob … Continue reading Review – New Wolsey Pulse Festival Highlights

Review – Honk!

HONK! by Anthony Drew & George Stiles – Co- op Juniors at Seckford Theatre –  8th/9th June Honk! first hit the stage in 1993 and won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2000. It’s an updated version of Hans Christian Anderson’s Ugly Ducking story with lessons to be learned about tolerance, bullying, and the role of optimism in coping with difficult times … Continue reading Review – Honk!

Reviews – New Wolsey Theatre Pulse Festival

The New Wolsey’s 19th Pulse Festival is about half way through now – and there’s been a range of performances from scratch shows to fully formed productions previewing before an Edinburgh Fringe run. On Wednesday night saw two shows which have already done well at the Fringe and have been doing touring the circuit for a while before heading back to the Festival this summer. … Continue reading Reviews – New Wolsey Theatre Pulse Festival