Category Archives: theatre reviews

Testosterone – interesting show about identity

Testosterone Back in Portsmouth on Thursday night, I went to see Testosterone by Rhum and Clay at my favourite theatre, New Theatre Royal. This is a show about trans-gender, and told the story of one young man’s experiences. There were … Continue reading

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The Pajama Game . . . thoughts on the show (not a review!)

The Nuffield, Southampton Operatic Society, 24 June 2017 Last night I went to see the Pajama Game. First on stage in the 1950s, this shows tell the story of a group of workers seeking a pay rise in a factory. … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast – Northern Ballet – Mayflower Theatre

This is a stunning show running until the end of the week at the Mayflower. I’ve written a review for the Porstmouth News which I’ll link in as soon as it’s published. In the meantime, watch this ballet if you … Continue reading

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The Wipers Times, by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, Salisbury Playhouse, Nov 2016.

The Wipers Times – world war one play, set in Ypres. Well, this is the first time that I can ever remember that I’ve left a show at the intermission. I was so looking forward to seeing this piece, not … Continue reading

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Wind in the Willows – Mayflower Southampton Nov 2016

A quick link to my review for the Portsmouth News.

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Frantic Assembly – Things I know to be true, Chichester festival theatre (Minerva) Nov 2016

Frantic Assembly – Things I know to be true, written by Andrew Bovell This is a really tricky show to write about as it is so dispiriting. The audience was snotting-out globules of sadness all around me from start to … Continue reading

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Theatre and fringes: what a ride.

How to be a Girl! enjoyed its debut at the New Theatre Royal. It sold out the studio space and was moved to the main house. Imagine that. The feeling was immense, looking at the empty auditorium prior to performance. … Continue reading

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American Idiot. Kings Theatre. 30 Apr 2016

Musical mayhem I had a lucky moment the other day when I came across an advert for American Idiot – a musical based on the music of Green Day. It was on at the Kings Theatre  – so I had … Continue reading

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The 39 Steps / The Nuffield 7 may 2016

Non-Naturalistic heaven The 39 Steps is a fast-paced, intense show which featured tremendous non-naturalistic techniques. The story follows the Hitchcock film telling the tale of Richard Hannay and the events which unfold after watching Mr Memory’s show (murder, chases, romance, … Continue reading

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