Review – The Tide Jetty

The Tide Jetty – by Tony Ramsey – Eastern Angles – last night at Kirton and touring The Broads in Norfolk is a strange and beautiful place where I spent many happy holidays as a child while its strange landscape worked its magical fingers through my imagination. But how do you re- create the weird desolation of the marshes and the winding, calm canals juxtapositioned … Continue reading Review – The Tide Jetty

Student Review – Princess & The Hustler

The Princess and The Hustler by Chinonyerem Odimba – Eclipse Theatre Company – New Wolsey Theatre then touring  “The performance kept me captivated throughout, teaching me all about black culture” Written by Chinonyerem Odimba, this production was based in 1960’s Bristol, where a black family is fighting for normality; which was never guaranteed. Living with her mum, Mavis (Donna Berlin) and her Brother, Wendell ‘Junior’ … Continue reading Student Review – Princess & The Hustler

Review – Luke Wright: Poet Laureate

Luke Wright: Poet Laureate – New Wolsey Studio last night and touring I’ve watched Luke Wright’s progress over the past 15 years or so – from a tentative explosion onto the scene at an early Pulse Festival to the edgy but experienced performance poet he is today. Always watchable – his work has of necessity matured over the years – but he’s always had something … Continue reading Review – Luke Wright: Poet Laureate

Review – The Princess & The Hustler

The Princess & The Hustler written by Chinonyerem Odimba – Eclipse Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday 2nd March. Eclipse Theatre, led by Artistic Director (and director of this piece) Dawn Walton, is the foremost Black led theatre company in the country, whose aim is to tell Black stories in an accessible way. They have been to The New Wolsey before – I remember … Continue reading Review – The Princess & The Hustler

Review – Mark Thomas: Check Up, Our NHS @ 70

Mark Thomas: Check Up, Our NHS @ 70 – New Wolsey Theatre 19th February and touring Mark Thomas has been a politically based comedian and performer for 30 years and has covered many subjects from HMRC and taxes, walking the wall on the Israeli West Bank and selling arms to dictators, to encouraging grass roots protest in 100 Acts of Minor Dissent and his relationship with … Continue reading Review – Mark Thomas: Check Up, Our NHS @ 70

Student Review – My Mother Said I Never Should

My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday 16th February This gripping play shows the importance of a mother /daughter relationship and how each character’s relationship changes throughout the different eras of the 20th C. The core structure of the play is based around Jackie being a young mother and keeping a dark secret from her daughter. Her … Continue reading Student Review – My Mother Said I Never Should

Review – My Mother Said I Never Should

My mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday 16th February – then touring This iconic play broke new ground in the 1980’s when it was first written – and holds the record for the most produced play by a women writer. It’s on GCSE and A level syllabuses and has been produced in 31 countries. But it’s complicated … Continue reading Review – My Mother Said I Never Should

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