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19th November 2017

Theatre Reviews

Review: Oliver! – Co4

The Company of Four bring Charles Dickens’ infamous novel of thievery, unwavering loyalty and hardship, turned musical to life on the stage of Seckford Theatre. Oliver! tells the iconic story of Oliver Twist, through his time at the workhouse to the fateful meeting of Fagin and then… well, spoiler alert! Comedic and entertaining, Oliver!’s comedic

Review: Dad’s Army

Taking a classic Tv comedy and performing several episodes on stage has become popular in recent years, there’s been Fawlty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley and Dad’s Army to name but just three. Incidentally all three have also been performed by local am drama group The Two Rivers Theatre Company. With most productions the directors

Review: Ladykillers – New Wolsey

The New Wolsey Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch present “The Ladykillers’ The Classic Ealing Comedy which is currently at The New Wolsey in Ipswich before going on a regional tour. Taking an award winning movie and putting it on the stage can be a little worrying as the audience are drawn to comparisons

Review: Bonnie & Clyde

Originally set in the height of the Great Depression, the Eastern Edge Theatre Company have brought the iconic tale of Bonnie and Clyde into the modern era. Incorporating technology and modern dance into the story of robbery and crime, it gives the musical a new and entertaining edge. Fun, exciting and thrilling, the audience are swept

Review: Bring on the Bollywood

All the colour, energy and drama that you can expect in a Bollywood movie is brought to the New Wolsey stage in this vibrant Bollywood inspired musical from the Leicester-based Phizzical Productions. Like most Bollywood movies this production is a love-story but it’s not all serious, there’s plenty of humour in there too. The principal

Review: The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest tells the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, living in 1890’s England. To escape their boring lives both men devise make believe sick friends and false identities and ultimately both end up using the same pseudonym, Earnest. Jack and Algy plan to win the hearts

Review: Silver Lining

Take five elderly ladies put them in the Silver Retirement Home, subject them to a storm and see what happens. What actually happens when the play is penned by Sandi Toksvig is just over two hours of cleverly crafted, witty, sometimes surprising, sometimes poignant and occasionally shocking drama. The great thing about getting old is

Review: The Worst Wedding Ever

Rachel and Scott are planning their wedding. Money is tight for the couple so they decide to have a small, intimate affair, with a few close family and friends, registry office and a reception down the local pub. However Rachel’s mother, Liz has other ideas and wants her daughter’s wedding to be a big lavish

Review: Guys & Dolls

Guys and Dolls is a classic stage musical, first playing on Broadway back in 1950, although it’s probably the film adaptation (1955), starring Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando, that brought the piece to most people’s attention. Throughout the years Guys and Dolls has continued to play around the world and attract audiences new and old.

Review: Cats – Apex, Bury St Edmunds

What better way to finish 2016 than with Cats at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is based on T.S. Elliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. This superb musical allows each Cat to tell it’s story, there’s lots of favourites including Rum Tum Tugger, Macavity, Mr Mistoffelees, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy

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