Gypsy 2John 24th Jun 17: Clunky production. Very amateurish. Yes I know it's an amateur production but slick it ain't. Far too ambitious and far too long. It had it's moments but not enough to save it from being toe curling awful at times. Rose just couldn't belt out the hits although her acting was good.
Islands in the Stream - The Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers Story 2jo webb 23rd Jun 17: only ok. thought it would be better, lacked atmosphere. Thought people would be up dancing. Told could only dance in seat not in tne ailses.People didnt really get in into. Shame not fault of Kenny or Dolly just oxford new theatre. Thought it would be more fun.
La Cage aux Folles 5Lesley Barnes 21st Jun 17: This is absolutely fabulous darlings! The singing, the dancing, the performance. Every applause received is well deserved.
Dreamboats and Petticoats 5Forbes Watson 18th Jun 17: We seen this musical in Glasgow on the 17 June 17, and thou rightly enjoyed all the old tunes, even sang along with the cast at the end most certainly f the audience got on their feet and danced ,clapped or sang, all round an excellent musical to see, thankyou cast of dreamboats and petticoats roll on part two.
All or Nothing - The Mod Musical 5Susan Gibbs 11th Jun 17: A brilliant show from start to end , a trip down memory lane took me back to the 60 's everyone of the cast put in a marvellous performance . Highly recommend it
Waiting for God 5Hilarious! 4th Jun 17: The best laugh I've had for a while! A superb play headed by Nicola McAuliffe and Jeffrey Holland and a great supporting cast. Brilliant acting and a treat not to be missed! The timing was impeccable!
An Audience with Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe - Somewhere in Time 1janet 31st May 17: A very disappointing show. Not enough dance routines. Too much singing, too much inane chatter about himself which was sickly. Even asked 2 members of the audience to take his shirt off on stage, and no you haven't a nice body Ian.I paid good money to watch this show but I will not recommend it to anyone. Love Brendan Cole, and Anton's show. You are not in their league.
Persuasion 5Victoria 31st May 17: A great twist on a British classic. The actors were brilliant completely transfixing - I laughed and cried. Can seriously recommend this show.
It's Not the Character's Problem 5alan 26th May 17: An absolutely amazing piece of real life drama. For a young man to sit there and hold it together the way he did is a credit to himself and family,drama colleagues and tutors. Have booked to go and see it again with my wife. Cant wait to see more of this young gentlemans work. Well done and hope you get to acheive everything you aim for. Your father will be so proud watching down.
Hello Again (Theatre Royal, Windsor) 5Angela Perry 22nd May 17: Fabulous show, if you are a Neil Diamond fan you will love it, we did and we have seen Neil 4 times in concert so not expecting too much, what a surprise it was just brilliant, Brooklyn and his band gave us a great night out, thank you.
The Wipers Times 5Chris Turner 16th May 17: We have seen it twice at the Watermill, it was Brilliant, much better than the T.V.play. Ian Hislop came 5 times to see it. Well worth finding your nearest theatre for a very good night out if you can get seats
Ventoux 1John Bell 10th May 17: Very low budget Cannot even afford Jerseys to visually identify the two actors
Billed as comment on a specific race up Ventoux with backdrop filming ( not very good ) Many miles of the final 10M assent missing Cadence of riders in accurate Only redeeming feature -Only lasts an hour
Richard III (Hull Truck Theatre, Hull) 3Carol Page 6th May 17: Much of Richard's dialogue was rushed and difficult to follow .I felt he lacked the sinister power of a truly wicked manipulator , often illiciting laughter from the audience ,instead of lloathing and fear .
The supporting cast were convincing though and Bosworth field was brilliantly portrayed .
Richard III (Hull Truck Theatre, Hull) 5Ady 6th May 17: Saw this tonight. Wow ! - I never knew Shakespeare could be so dynamic and un-stuffy. No hiding behind lavish sets, the cast make this "minimalist" staging electric. Percussion is used, both clogs (or tap-shoes) and giant drums , providing thundering crescendos to Richard's nightmares, and also for the final battle on Bosworth Field. The soldiers march on, all playing drums, and each thrust of the fight is played out by the drummers ! My heart was pounding in my chest, knowing what Richard had coming to him. Then, after his death, the whole cast sing a short choral piece introducing Richmond's last speech and "Amen" at the end; I had a tears in my eyes. Ruddy Fantastic !! Well Done, Hull City of Culture. You have really "done us proud" with this ! I shall make more of an effort to see more theatre shows like this. Ady.
Waiting for God 5Roger Vowles 5th May 17: Great show. Superbly acted with great comedic timing. Well worth the visit.
Cyrano 5Henry Afton 30th Apr 17: Saw this in Cheltenham. Excellent. This thoroughly enjoyable production brings out the fun and humour in Rostand's great creation, whilst retaining the seriousness the theme (love in an imperfect world) demands. This is achieved through the addition of music (entirely cast played) and occasional contemporary references added to an otherwise faithful translation. Well done for bringing such a romantic piece of art to today's cynical anti-heroic culture.
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