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24th Jan 17 :: Theatres Closed
North Devon Theatres' Trust in administration.
12th Jan 17 :: Hamilton Tickets
Going on sale for the UK production soon
12th Jan 17 :: Review: The Tempest
Simon Russell Beale in the RSC Tempest seen at cinemas.
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9th Jan 17 :: Next Harry Potter ticket release
More tickets to go on sale soon
22nd Dec 16 :: Review: Puss in Boots
Seen at the Drayton Arms Theatre.
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19th Dec 16 :: Review: Nice Fish
At the Harold Pnter Theatre for a limited season.
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14th Dec 16 :: Review: Cinderella
The Bristol Hippodrome panto with Torvill and Dean
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9th Dec 16 :: Review: The Snow Queen
The Bristol Old Vic Christmas show.
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8th Dec 16 :: Review: Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain
A Bristol Old Vic production for the very young at Colston Hall.
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28th Nov 16 :: Review: Million Dollar Quartet
Seen on tour with Jason Donovan as Sam Philips.
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23rd Nov 16 :: Review: Christmas at Kew
The annual Kew Gardens Christmas walk.
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16th Nov 16 :: More Harry Potter tickets to be released
The next block of tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is about to be released.
27th Oct 16 :: Review: Billy Elliot
Touring production seen at Bristol.
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21st Oct 16 :: Review: The Grinning Man
New musical based on Victor Hugo's "The Man Who Laughs"
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12th Oct 16 :: Review: The Merchant of Venice
Andre Tchaikowsky's opera from the WNO on tour - UK permiere.
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27th Sep 16 :: Review: Breakfast at Tiffany's
Touring production of Truman Capote's classic.
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20th Sep 16 :: Review: Sister Act
The 2016 tour directed by Craig Revel Horwood
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19th Sep 16 :: Review: Noah Guthrie
Seen at the Ruby Lounge, Manchester
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18th Sep 16 :: Review: Briefs
Raunchy male cabaret on the Southbank.
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16th Sep 16 :: Review: The Rivals
A rethink on Sheridan's The Rivals.
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Meet Tommy Atkins (The Blakehay, Weston-Super-Mare)
1 Jim
20th Apr 17: To be honest this was more lecture than drama and consequently we never engaged with the central character. Could have been shorter and more pithy but in general needed fewer facts and more emotion ... shame, I have visited all the places mentioned within the last month and this play conveyed none of the feel of them, nor of the things that they represent.
Pluto (Barons Court Theatre, Inner London)
5 Jackie
19th Apr 17: Very enjoyable play. Well worth a visit. Great to see new talent.
You Win Again - the Story of the Bee Gees
1 Mrs. C
18th Apr 17: I went to see this show on Easter Sunday with my husband and son at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. We all love the Bee Gees and they, in particular are very musical. To say we were disappointed would be an understatement. From the outset Martin Spooner was poor and dreadful at trying to get the audience to participate. Basically no charisma and he is no singer. The other two weren't much better with Yvan Silva's voice saving parts of the show. Putting 3 men in leather outfits and dark glasses does not a Bee Gee make. I would have to disagree with the reviewer before me who thought the narrator lent something to the show. We found his delivery weak and the script poor. The dancers tried hard but the whole production was unpolished, amateurish and over priced for what we got. It is rare that the Palace get it wrong but they did so this time. We left at the interval. Words..... we were lost for them.
The Little Mermaid (Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne)
1 Gemma
13th Apr 17: My kids (3 & 6) loved the show. Luckily they are too young to understand the blatant and frequent sexual innuendo, and misogynistic 'jokes'. Not to mention a little casual racism thrown in for good measure. A shame because the cast were very talented, it was upbeat and should have been a fun pantomime.
Remembering Fred
5 Pam Wilson
11th Apr 17: saw this show at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. All I can say is wow!! the music, the dancers (all of them) the singers and band were all first class. I would highly recommend this show to anyone who has ever watched a musical.
Running Wild
5 Jean Palastanga
8th Apr 17: My 9 year old grandson wouldn't stop applauding at the end. He was totally overcome with emotion and just kept telling me and everyone else how totally amazing this play was. I absolutely agree with him and highly recommend it. Thank you.
Silver Lining
5 Jan Isherwood
7th Apr 17: brilliantly funny play. Laughed all the way through it.
Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Royal, St Helens)
5 diane
2nd Apr 17: well worth going to watch I thought it was amazing.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
5 Val
30th Mar 17: Brilliant performance and Joe sings to perfection.Beautiful sets, all together worth every penny paid to see the show.
A Country Night in Nashville
5 Lesley Carpenter
30th Mar 17: Great show. Fantastic selection of songs brilliantly performed by Dominic Halpin & The Hurricanes with Shelley Quarmby. Not to be missed. This show has something for everybody.
Escaped Alone
5 jim
24th Mar 17: Absolutely loved it - brilliantly acted, beautifully writtem
Southern Baptist Sissies (Above the Stag Theatre, Inner London)
5 jim
22nd Mar 17: An amazing and moving experience - beautifully written, directed and acted throughout. A story of prejudice that speaks beyond its immediate "sissie" topic.
Running Wild
5 Kate Smith
19th Mar 17: Stunning performance from the incredible Annika Whiston. Amazing puppetry, props and scenery. So glad I watched it.
Whitney - Queen of the Night (New Wimbledon Theatre, Outer London)
5 Lesley Wright
8th Mar 17: Absolutely fantastic! Had a great night. Great performance by Rebecca Freckleton . Would go and see again.
Dr Frankenstein
2 tony brotherton
23rd Feb 17: tries hard and fails on many levels not least the poor character portrayls and the lecturing dialogue
Evita (New Wimbledon Theatre, Outer London)
5 Sarah
22nd Feb 17: Excellent, Emma Hatton was a great Evita and me and my husband enjoyed it especially loving the solo girl
The Narnia Experience (St George's Hall, Liverpool)
1 Jane
21st Feb 17: Terrible. Amateurish
Eric Cantona (The Lowry, Salford)
1 Chandrika
21st Feb 17: I saw this show at BIC in Bournemouth. show was supposed to start at 7.30, comedian (if you can call him that came on at 8.00 for 15 mins, then proceeded to do an auction for next 15 mins. Then we had 30 minute break. Eric came on stage at 9.00. I love him but the interviewer was rubbish, seemed scared of him, didn't seem prepared. Eric was on stage for 45 mins, 20 mins max on football rest on films, life etc. Questions from audience for 10 mins which included "I love you Eric" "Say the seagulls quote in French cos I love your accent" "Loved your goal against Liverpool". Not at all professional He is the King and needs better servants to present him!!!
The MGM Story: The Magic of the Musical
5 Ruth Myerscough-jackopson
19th Feb 17: This was magical. I grew up watching MGM musicals and this brought so many of the best bits to life. The cast were magnificent, I would love to see them do the whole of singing in the rain together, such energy, stunning voices and perfect dramatic mood changes for all of the different songs. A perfect night out for any lover of old time musicals.

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