Student Review – Stalin’s Englishman

Stalin’s Englishman – The Lives of Guy Burgess with Andrew Lownie – New Wolsey Theatre Sunday 1st October On Sunday evening Andrew Lownie brought his one man show Stalin’s Englishman to the New Wolsey Theatre. Lownie’s show takes the form of an illustrated talk complete with power point graphics, based on his book of the same name. Lownie takes us through the life and times … Continue reading Student Review – Stalin’s Englishman

Preview – Philip Thickness – Friend or Foe?

Philip Thickness Friend or Foe – Woven Theatre – LANDGUARD FORT, FELIXSTOWE: September 28th – October 1st The story of Philip Thicknesse, Governor of Landguard Fort 1753- 66, is being brought to life in the place where it all happened. A site specific production developed by the Woven Theatre Company with widespread community involvement and a whole new perspective on a man who should be … Continue reading Preview – Philip Thickness – Friend or Foe?

Review – Everything Must Go! – Eastern Angles

Everything Must Go! – devised and written by Jon Tavener and Ivan Cutting – Eastern Angles at Sir John Mills till Saturday and then touring A couple of years ago Jon Tavener created a piece called Sid and Hettie from memories of care home residents. This is another in the series – this time focusing in on shops and shopping and how this concept has … Continue reading Review – Everything Must Go! – Eastern Angles

Student Review – The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan

Student Review – The Lady Killers by Graham Linehan – New Wolsey Theatre until Sat 30th Sept I would like to thank the director and producers and everyone back stage for putting on a spectacular performance that we won’t be forgetting for a while. First of all the stage set up throughout the show with the light and fog was a truly  amazing, and the … Continue reading Student Review – The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan

Review – The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan

The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan – New Wolsey Theatre till Sat 30th September Ealing Comedies were films created in the dark decade after World War Two to lighten the mood of a people beaten down by austerity and rationing. They were light hearted, sometimes a little black humoured, usually starring the same group of actors and a bit like the Carry on Films, very British … Continue reading Review – The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan

Review – M.A.M.I.L by Gregory Cooper

MAMIL by Gregory Cooper – Horizon Theatre – New Wolsey Studio till Sat 22nd ‘…and in his time one man plays many parts’ – Shakespeare said it first and the truth is proved in this one man tour de force from versatile actor Philip Steward in a tale for our time. Set on a minimal stage backed with scenes from a cycle race, the opening … Continue reading Review – M.A.M.I.L by Gregory Cooper

Pulse Festival Reviews 3 – Wednesday 7th July

Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield by Lucy Grace For me the best performance of the festival so far – this was a well researched and touching exploration of two lives – the life of the Narrator of the piece Lucy Grace, who discovered the wonders of Narnia as a child and found the impact of that discovery colouring most of her life – and Lucy … Continue reading Pulse Festival Reviews 3 – Wednesday 7th July

New Wolsey Pulse Festival Review 2 – Monday 5th

EuroHouse – Fellswoop Theatre Premiered at the Edinburgh Festival last year – this was a strange bird of a show that felt like a work in progress by a couple of friends – one French and one Greek – who had something to say about the euro zone – but for much of the time their points seemed lost in translation! This was a show … Continue reading New Wolsey Pulse Festival Review 2 – Monday 5th

Review – Pulse 2017 – New Wolsey Theatre – Thursday 1st June

So – the Pulse Festival is upon us again – and the New Wolsey working with China Plate have come up with a huge variety of shows to get your jade entertainment taste buds working again. Over the course of the next ten days you can see scratch productions, works in progress and fully formed Edinburgh Fringe winners. There’s stand up, dance, drama and a … Continue reading Review – Pulse 2017 – New Wolsey Theatre – Thursday 1st June

Student Review – Our Man In Havana

OUR MAN IN HAVANA – written by Graham Greene and performed by Creative Cow Productions. Adapted for the stage by Clive Francis. Performed from 23rd to 27th May ‘Our Man in Havana’ is set in the city Havana, a place of pleasure and also devious crimes. It explores the secret services and the British Intelligence when one of their agents, who was originally a humble … Continue reading Student Review – Our Man In Havana