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

Review – Our Man In Havana

Our Man In Havana by Graham Green adapted for stage by Clive Francis – New Wolsey Theatre and Touring Graham Green wrote ‘Our Man in Havana’ originally as a film script based on a Spanish double agent he had come across during his work at M16 who had fooled his German handlers with misinformation that was completely fabricated. The film came to nothing but he … Continue reading Review – Our Man In Havana

Review – The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart by David Greig

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart by David Greig – Eastern Angles – touring until 27th May Eastern Angles latest major outing has been touring since March 15th – but I have only just managed to catch up with it. And I must say this is a rather strange, eclectic beast. Unusually Ivan Cutting has chosen an off the peg play rather than a home … Continue reading Review – The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart by David Greig

Review- Jonny & The Baptists – Eat The Poor

Jonny & The Baptists – Eat The Poor – New Wolsey Theatre last night and touring This is the fourth time Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gervers have brought their comedy act to the New Wolsey – but the first time I’ve caught up with them. At first glance at the title you would think this is possibly a music gig. Look closer and you’ll see … Continue reading Review- Jonny & The Baptists – Eat The Poor

Review – Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austin adapted by Tim Luscombe – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday then touring Classic novels – especially Jane Austin – are hard to successfully adapt for the stage. There is inevitably a surfeit of characters, nothing much happens in terms of major events, and they cover a wide landscape. However Tim Luscombe is a past master, having adapted not one but … Continue reading Review – Northanger Abbey

Review – Imbalance

Imbalance – Joli Vyann – New Wolsey Theatre Sunday and touring The New Wolsey continues to bring to the table innovative and extraordinary shows that are not main stream – but deserve a wider audience. Joli Vyann are described as a dance/circus/acrobatic fusion company whose two founding members – Jan Patzke and Olivia Quayle – have many years experience between them training and working with … Continue reading Review – Imbalance

Review – Where is Home?

Where is Home? – State of Emergency – New Wolsey Studio and touring. The New Wolsey is a theatre that never shies away from bringing diversity to the stage. ‘Where is Home?’ is a dance and music based production that combines traditional South African dance with Western contemporary and an original score to tell the story of migration, love and loss mixed with traditional fables. … Continue reading Review – Where is Home?