Review – Bleak House

Bleak House by Charles Dickens – adapted by David Glass – The David Glass Ensemble – New Wolsey Theatre Friday & Saturday Bleak House is one of my favourite novels by Dickens – and this is an incredible portrayal of it – but if you were expecting a classic production of the story you would have been disappointed. David Glass Ensemble specialise in physical theatre … Continue reading Review – Bleak House

Review – The Night Watch

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters, adapted by Hattie Naylor – The Original Theatre Company – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday  5th and touring I must admit I have never read Sarah Waters acclaimed novel – but as the author of ‘Tipping the Velvet’ maybe I should have been more prepared for the subject matter. However – according to the publicity I was expecting a … Continue reading Review – The Night Watch

Student Review – One Man, Two Guvnors

One Man, Two Govnors by Richard Bean – The New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich, showing Thu 5th to Sat 28th Sep One Man Two Govnors is the updated tale of Carlo Goldoni’s 1746 comedy The Servant of Two Masters, reinvented by Richard Bean to make the show we know today. Set in 1963, Brighton, we follow the misadventures of Francis Henshall as he finds himself employed … Continue reading Student Review – One Man, Two Guvnors

Review – Duets

Duets by Peter Quilter – Horizon Theatre Company – New Wolsey Studio till Friday Duets is a set of four short scenes about relationships written by prolific West End playwright Peter Quilter, who is most famous for two musical plays – End of The Rainbow about the last months of Judy Garland’s life  and Glorious!  about the ‘worst singer in the world’ Florence Foster Jenkins. Duets … Continue reading Review – Duets

Review – The Addams Family

The Addams Family – by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice – Music & Lyrics Andrew Lippa – IODS Theatre Company – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday 29th Based on the TV series of the 1960’s – which itself was based on the much earlier original 1930’s cartoons of eccentric New Yorker Charles Addams – in anybody’s estimation this is a challenging musical to do well … Continue reading Review – The Addams Family

Review – New Wolsey Pulse Festival Highlights

So as the 19th New Wolsey Pulse Festival draws to a close for another year, here are some of the highlights of the final day This Is All For You – People You May Know People You May Know is a spin off from the New Wolsey Youth Company, who each year present a piece devised and written by the actors with Associate Director Rob … Continue reading Review – New Wolsey Pulse Festival Highlights

Reviews – New Wolsey Theatre Pulse Festival

The New Wolsey’s 19th Pulse Festival is about half way through now – and there’s been a range of performances from scratch shows to fully formed productions previewing before an Edinburgh Fringe run. On Wednesday night saw two shows which have already done well at the Fringe and have been doing touring the circuit for a while before heading back to the Festival this summer. … Continue reading Reviews – New Wolsey Theatre Pulse Festival

Review – Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine by James Lapine & William Finn – New Wolsey Theatre till Sat 25th May Based on the Oscar winning film of the same name – this is a new musical written by the creatives of  such hits as ‘Into The Woods’, ‘Sunday in The Park with George’ and ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’.  So it’s got a good pedigree.  But … Continue reading Review – Little Miss Sunshine

Review – Grandma Saves The Day!

Grandma Saves The Day! by Phil Willmott – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday 18th May Suspend your disbelief and suspend your expectations. If you do both of those I can assure you, you will end up enjoying this strange hybrid of a musical. Its quirky, humorous and good fun. But one thing is certain – don’t expect a production about Carl Giles himself or you’ll … Continue reading Review – Grandma Saves The Day!