Review – Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, adapted by Andrew Quick & Pete Brooks – imitating the dog – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday Conrad’s novel, written in 1899, has often been described as  one of the seminal novels of the 20thC, and has been the inspiration for many later works including Francis Ford Coppola’s  film Apocalypse Now. But it is a difficult novel to stage … Continue reading Review – Heart of Darkness

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 – 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

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

Student Review – The Habit of Art

The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett  – Originl Theatre Company – New Wolsey Theatre and Touring The humour of this comedy made the whole theatre clutch their stomachs! On October the 8th 2018, my Dad and I travelled into the centre of Ipswich to watch the play ‘The Habit of Art’ at the New Wolsey Theatre. The play was due to start at 19.45, … Continue reading Student Review – The Habit of Art