Student Review – Cinderella

Cinderella The Rock ’n’ Roll Panto by Peter Rowe – New Wolsey Theatre till 2nd February This is the perfect panto to put you in the mood for Christmas! The traditional panto we all know and love has taken a spin this year, with the 10th  ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto’ at The New Wolsey! Peter Rowe is the playwright of this extraordinary piece, who, I … Continue reading Student Review – Cinderella

Review – The Fenland Screamers and Other Boggy Tales

The Fenland Screamers and Other Boggy Tales – Eastern Angles -Sir John Mills till Jan 5th and touring If you want a show that’s completely mad, surreal, very, very weird but extremely cleverly written and a laugh a minute then you could do no better than Eastern Angles latest Christmas offering. This year marks their 30th anniversary of the Christmas show  – some of them … Continue reading Review – The Fenland Screamers and Other Boggy Tales

Review – Trial By Laughter

Trial by Laughter by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman – New Wolsey Theatre till 10th November and touring Ian Hislop is probably best known by the general public for his role with Paul Merton in the long running current affairs panel show ‘Have I Got News For You’  – but he is also long term Editor of satirical magazine Private Eye and in the past … Continue reading Review – Trial By Laughter

Student Review – Othello

Othello by William Shakespeare, English Touring Theatre, Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare At The Tobacco Factory, The New Wolsey Theatre 30th October – 3rd November ‘Some interesting choices’ Othello, a play originally by William Shakespeare, tells the story of the General of the Venetian Army, Othello, and his wife, Desdemona. The play takes us on the journey of how Iago, one of the play’s main protagonist … Continue reading Student Review – Othello

Review – Othello

Othello by William Shakespeare – English Touring Theatre – New Wolsey Theatre till Sat 3rd November Trying to shoe horn any Shakespeare play into a different time setting always sits uneasily with me – especially trying to place it in the modern day. Although the skill of Shakespeare’s writing and the basics of human nature – ie ‘there is nothing new under the sun’ – … Continue reading Review – Othello

Review – Minor Miracles

Minor Miracles – Charlie Caper & Malin Nilsson – Theatre Royal, Bury & Touring Billed as a unique combination of magic, comedy and surrealism –and dressed in steam punk garb on their publicity photos – I was expecting a sort of macabre adult cabaret. Instead  on offer  was two very personable Swedes with a well crafted and clever magic show that is suitable for all … Continue reading Review – Minor Miracles

Review – Not About Heroes

Not About Heroes by Stephen Macdonald – Mercury Theatre, Colchester and touring In this WW1 Anniversary year it is good to see a touring revival of Stephen Macdonald’s seminal 1982 play about two of our greatest war poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. The play focuses on the last couple of years of the war – when Sassoon and Owen met at Craiglockhart Hospital in … Continue reading Review – Not About Heroes

Review – Finding Joy

Finding Joy – Vamos Theatre – Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds 22nd October  and touring I first saw Vamos at The New Wolsey Theatre a few months ago with ‘A Brave Face’ – a thoughtful production about young soldiers and PTSD. Vamos are unusual in that they tell their story through the use of physical theatre and full face masks – something Trestle Theatre first … Continue reading Review – Finding Joy