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26th Jul 19 :: Review: Horrible Histories
The touring shows "Awful Egyptians" and "Terrible Tudors" seen on tour in Bristol.
13th Feb 19 :: Review: The Comedy About a Bank Robbery
Touring production seen in Bristol.
19th Sep 18 :: Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
BLOC Productions show seen at Bristol Hippodrome
29th Jun 18 :: Review: The Elephant Man
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's production
26th Jun 18 :: Review: Flashdance
Touring show seen in Bristol.
2nd May 18 :: Review: Awful Auntie
Seen in Bristol on its National tour
6th Mar 18 :: Review: Hairspray
Touring production seen in Bristol.
14th Jun 17 :: Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
A more detailed review of the current touring production.
1st Jun 17 :: Review: Gangsta Granny
Touring show of David Walliams' book.
4th May 17 :: Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Joe McElderry touring in Joseph.
14th Mar 17 :: Review: The Wedding Singer
Touring production seen in Bristol.
28th Nov 16 :: Review: Million Dollar Quartet
Seen on tour with Jason Donovan as Sam Philips.
27th Oct 16 :: Review: Billy Elliot
Touring production seen at Bristol.
19th Sep 16 :: Review: Noah Guthrie
Seen at the Ruby Lounge, Manchester
30th Mar 16 :: Review: Mamma Mia!
Touring production of the Abba inspired show.
18th Feb 16 :: Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Touring production seen at the Weston-super-mare Playhouse
20th Jan 16 :: Review: Goodnight Mister Tom
David Wood's stage adaptation of the classic children's book
4th Aug 15 :: Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Reviewing the touring version of this fabulous play on its visit to Bristol
28th May 15 :: Review: Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys musical on tour around the UK
19th May 15 :: Review: The King's Speech
The tour of the play of the film with Jason Donovan.
25th Mar 15 :: Review: Dance 'til Dawn
Strictly's Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace on tour.
12th Feb 15 :: Review: The Life and Times of Fanny Hill
The Bristol Old Vic and Lamplighter Theatre present this latest adaptation of the infamous John Cleland novel
24th Jul 14 :: Review: Singin' In The Rain
The Chichester Festival production on tour
6th May 14 :: Review: Let it Be
The music of The Beatles on tour, celebrating 50 years.

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Once - The Musical (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry)
3 Grace skilling
22nd Feb 20: I've had good reports
Menopause the Musical 2 - Cruising Through Menopause
5 Beccy
21st Feb 20: Brilliant! Cried laughing many times. Amazing ladies and show
Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense (Garrick Playhouse, Altrincham)
5 Penny McDonald
17th Feb 20: Rollicking comedy by brilliant actors. Could not stop laughing at the quick-fire character changes, accents and the dratted dog! Go see it and come our smiling
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5 Ao
13th Feb 20: Absolutely fantastic, very moving well told
Blithe Spirit (Arts Theatre, Cambridge)
2 Sally
12th Feb 20: Not that impressed I’m afraid. All a bit stilted. Very disappointed.
Oor Wullie (King's Theatre, Edinburgh)
5 Jackie greenaway 25th Jan 2020
26th Jan 20: What an amazing show we both loved it full of laughter and fun xxx
The Bodyguard (Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham)
2 Sheila Dicks
24th Jan 20: Unique experience What would have been a very pleasant afternoon was ruined by the excessive volume of the sound system. I play in a big orchestra so no things can get loud but this level was painful to the ears and the voices of the singers was distorted. It had to be damoging to people,s hearing I was part of a group and everyone found the sound unpleasant
Band of Gold (Theatre Royal, Nottingham)
1 Nick
18th Jan 20: Appalling wooden acting, amateurish- could have been a village hall production. Boring plot, nearly left at the interval. Don’t waste your money
Some Guys Have All the Luck - The Rod Stewart Story
5 Julie Lear
17th Jan 20: Absolutely superb show ! A must see ! We will go again !
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
5 Roy
16th Jan 20: If you’re a Carole King fan , or even if you’re not , I defy anyone not to enjoy this show ????????
Band of Gold
5 Trixie
15th Jan 20: Absolutely brilliant cast amazing brought it all back from when I watched the series highly recommend
McCartney - The Songbook
5 chris
13th Jan 20: about 1964 I went to shepherds bush somewhere and screamed and screamed for Paul and BILLY FURY,50 years married, more years later,we had a lovely evening
Peter Pan (Epsom Playhouse, Epsom)
1 Cameron Mackenzie
4th Jan 20: It was boring and a pain to the eyes so much so that my family and I left at the first chance we had(half way) and could not wait to leave.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Princess Theatre, Torquay)
5 Mary Keefe
31st Dec 19: Enjoyed every minute
Snow White (Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa)
5 Marie O’Loughlin
31st Dec 19: Brilliant, so entertaining. Queen Holly/Dame Dolly wonderful, what a great performance. Will be going next year to Aladdin now knowing that this fine dame will be back on stage.
Cinderella (Middleton Arena, Middleton)
5 Louise
30th Dec 19: Ugly sisters and buttons stole the show. Fantastic. Roll on next year for Peter Pan!
The Greatest Show Tunes
5 Stella Bedlow
28th Dec 19: What a fantastic afternoon best show I have seen for a long time especially Marisha and Ben. Please come back again to Birrmingham
Dick Whittington (Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton)
1 Barbara
27th Dec 19: Just been ro see Dick Whittington pantomime. VERY disappointed. Even the kids were bored. Wolverhampton you can do much better, I will not be booking tickets again.
Aladdin (Anvil Arts, Basingstoke)
5 Steve
27th Dec 19: We went to see this earlier today (Boxing Day) with my 2 children (8 and 10), wife and mum and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The songs are great, as were the gags, the stage presence and atmosphere. A great afternoon out for our family, enjoyed by each and every one. Fabulous.
The King and I (Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham)
5 Leslie Jones
24th Dec 19: My wife and I saw this show last night at the Alexandra theatre ib Birmingham, an abso!ute delight from first till last. The performers were brilliant, the settings amazing, sound quality excellent, what more can be said. Well done to everyone involved,a joy.

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