News and Reviews by Paula

7th Dec 23 :: Review: Oliver Twist
Seen at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol.
5
23rd Feb 23 :: Review: The Wall
Seen at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol.
3
2nd Dec 22 :: Review: The Nutcracker
Seen at the Bristol Old Vic.
4
30th Sep 22 :: Review: Revealed
Seen at the Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol.
5
12th May 22 :: Review: School of Rock
Touring production seen at the Bristol Hippodrome.
5
11th Mar 22 :: Review: Wonder Boy
Seen at the Bristol Old Vic.
5
9th Mar 22 :: Review: What Remains of Us
Seen at the Bristol Old Vic.
4
11th Dec 21 :: Review: Robin Hood: The Legend of The Forgotten Forest
Bristol Old Vic show.
4
23rd Nov 21 :: Review: Hairspray
Touring production seen at the Bristol Hippodrome
5
13th Nov 21 :: Review: Macbeth
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School production
3
2nd Nov 21 :: Review: White Christmas
Touring production seen at the Bristol Hippodrome
4
21st Oct 21 :: Review: Wuthering Heights
Emma Rice's adaptation seen at the Bristol Old Vic
4
14th Mar 20 :: Review: Carmen
Welsh National Opera on tour, seen in Bristol
3
5th Dec 19 :: Review: A Christmas Carol
Bristol Old Vic's Christmas production.
4
13th Sep 19 :: Review: Pride and Prejudice (*sort of)
Isobel McArthur's take on Pride and Prejudice seen in Bristol
5
26th Jul 19 :: Review: Malory Towers
Touring show seen in Bristol.
4
11th Jun 19 :: Review: Fame - The Musical
Touring production seen in Bristol.
3
30th May 19 :: Review: In The Willows
Re-imagining of the Wind in the Willows story at Bristol Old Vic.
5
23rd May 19 :: Review: The Remains of the Day
Out of Joint production seen at the Bristol Old Vic.
3
15th Apr 19 :: Review: Equus
English Touring Theatre production seen in Bristol
5
28th Mar 19 :: Review: The Bodyguard
Touring production seen in Bristol.
3
20th Mar 19 :: Review: Annie
Touring show with Anita Dobson, seen in Bristol.
5
22nd Feb 19 :: Review: Tom Gates - Live on Stage
Tom Gates live on stage, touring show seen in Bristol
5
26th Jan 19 :: Review: Wise Children
Seen at the Bristol Old Vic.
4
10th Oct 18 :: Review: Madagascar
Touring musical seen in Bristol.
3
9th Mar 18 :: Review: The Cherry Orchard
Michael Boyd's take on Chekov's classic.
5
15th Dec 17 :: Review: Aladdin
Bristol Hippodrome Panto.
4
11th Oct 17 :: Review: Crazy for You
Touring show seen in Bristol
4

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Latest User Reviews

5th Dec 23 :: Review: A Christmas Carol
I CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS ENOUGH! The way this rendition of the classic Christmas tale is put together is truly beautiful, capturing the contrast of the cold bahumbug to the overwhelming warmth of its joyful resolution. The performences, pacing, creative use of space, colour, light, darkness, pacing & music is totally on point, & is a beautiful presentation of the Dickens classic. I saw this in 2022 & plan to see it again in 2023, as it thoroughly got me in the Christmas spirit! Miss it at your peril!
5
4th Dec 23 :: Review: Santa Rocks
A fun, fabulous, interactive and well cast Pantomime. Full of talent and energy which was delivered brilliantly with excellent singing. The storyline was everything you’d hope for from a Pantomime right through to the finale with giggles and laughter heard from children and adults throughout with plenty up on their feet joining in with the dancing too ! No negatives at all ,this fab trio delivered genuine family fun professionally and are well worth a visit The young female Elf is one to watch for the future . Would highly recommend getting yourself down there to see and hear for yourself . I will be going again !
5
4th Dec 23 :: Review: Santa Rocks
Brilliant pantomime with Jingle and Jangle and Father Christmas, so funny and we all laughed out loud. Great show, fabulous dancing and funny jokes. A really Funtime before Christmas
5
3rd Dec 23 :: Review: Santa Rocks
Highly recommend, well worth every penny. The entire show was energetic, fun and interactive. I was up and dancing along with everyone else throughout! Go see Santa rock and rolling, already booked again for when they return!
5
3rd Dec 23 :: Review: Santa Rocks
Today we took our grandchildren to watch Santa Rocks, what can i say? Even i was up and dancing by the end. What really great fun, the grandchildren absolutely loved it and they will treasure their nice list certificate.
5
3rd Dec 23 :: Review: Santa Rocks
My daughter loved this show and even though she got a bit sad when the water guns came round, she soon forgot and got involved trying to help the elves with their task of bringing Christmas cheer! Absolutely recommend for young kids and there is the odd joke for the adults too!
5
3rd Dec 23 :: Review: Santa Rocks
Wonderful show and full of energy. The elves were brilliant and Santa was rocking playing his own guitar. Aimed at 10 and under but all of our group enjoyed every minute, adults alike. Perfect timing for the little ones at an hour show and great value for money. Would recommend for a bit of classic British entertainment this time of year
5
2nd Dec 23 :: Review: Fairytale of New York
Absolutely terrible very dissapointed, didn't stay the distance deffinatly for me a waste of money very poor wishy washy show
1
2nd Dec 23 :: Review: Santa Rocks
Terrible show, elf’s were racist, didn’t pick any black children. Only selected white children. Show also started late and finished early. Wont recommend
1
1st Dec 23 :: Review: Jack and Jill
I watched this charming and highly entertaining production of "Jack and Jill" yesterday, and I was very impressed by the quality of the performance by all of the cast involved in this Christmas pantomime. The show is entertainment for people of ALL ages. You can see a live performance at Wigan Little Theatre at a reasonable price. Why not treat yourself to a trip to this theatre this Christmas. In fact, taking somebody to this show would make a lovely early Christmas present.
5
30th Nov 23 :: Review: Peter Pan
First visit to Hazlitt Theatre to see Peter Pan, the actors took on the role of flying very well. Wendy had a lovely singing voice, and the actor playing Peter Pan was very engaging. Captain Hook was brilliant, his commanding voice, and character were captured very well. I almost believed it was real. Well done to all the cast. We spent a very enjoyable couple of hours, joining in, clapping , it lifted our spirits.
5
27th Nov 23 :: Review: Santa Rocks
Not great - felt liek they had commandeered the space to put on a half baked show and cash in on xmas shopoers being in the area at this time of year. i felt embarrased by the wek story line, Okay for young kids below 5 maybe??
2
26th Nov 23 :: Review: Fairytale of New York

not good, left at half time. Christmas songs with the odd irish song. singers were not great dancers were terrible. not worth the money and how it can be described as a sell out west end show i dont believe


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24th Nov 23 :: Review: Fairytale of New York
So disappointed with Fairytale of New York which our group of 5 saw on November23rd. The first half was very poor. Who were these people? We saw the word Dolans but no introduction . The carols we knew from years back but the sound system was very poor so the actual words could not be heard. It was a very boring hour. The second half was better as regards providing more of a Christmas party atmosphere but just the same few people singing words we could not hear properly and doing the same dancing. The sound system certainly needs attention. The dancers were very good and the dance with the drums was the best part of the evening. There was just something missing from this show. It needs a bigger cast and people with more personality. It was our first visit to the theatre which is wonderful but it deserved a far more professional show than this.
3
22nd Nov 23 :: Review: Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands
What an amazing, moving, fantastical evening - such a delight.
5
20th Nov 23 :: Review: Dave Gorman - Powerpoint to the People
Sorry but this was so boring, not funny , we left after the first part of the show.
3

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