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10 Nov 2017

Alexander O’Neal

Theatre Severn

November 10th 2017

Alexander O’Neal was about as apparent as the ham on a Vegetarian sandwich.  Selling the audience short, O’Neal did  around 10 minutes in the first half of his show. His backing singers, who will remain anonymous because O’Neal chose not to introduce them, filled the rest of the half. They chose a bland and prosaic medley...

31 Oct 2017

We Are the Lions: Mr Manager

Walker Theatre

Tuesday 31st October

Spellbinding and mesmerising are just two of the superlatives in the forefront of one’s mind as one offers up this critique of, Townsend Theatre Productions’ We are The Lions Mr Manager.

What could such a title mean? Well, It is lifted from a quote made by Jayaben Desai. Jayaben was the worker that...

27 Oct 2017

The ELO Experience

Theatre Severn

Friday October 27th

A lot of tribute bands give themselves the accolade of being an experience. Some fall short of delivering that experience …some don’t! ELO Experience does exactly what it say on the tin. With a full band including a string section the ELO Experience played, sang and delivered the greatest tribute that Jeff Lynne and ELO...

23 Oct 2017

Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Theatre Severn

Monday 23rd October 2017

 

If there is one opera company that is guaranteed to fill Theatre Severn it is the highly appealing Opera Up Close company. Having already wowed audiences in the past with Carmen and La Boheme, the opera under the microscope this time is Mozart’s, The Magic Flute.

To try and explain the...

18 Oct 2017

Awful Auntie

Birmingham Stage Company

Theatre Severn

Wednesday 18th October… Saturday 21st October (Matinee Wednesday 18th)

If you are heading to see David Walliams’s, “Awful Auntie,” and you suspect it will be as much fun as his “Gangsta Granny,” which toured last year, sadly you may well be wrong.

Clearly as a children’s show it has to offer all the bells...

12 Oct 2017

Let’s Twist Again

Non Stop Nostalgia-Hit after Hit

Theatre Severn

Thursday 12th October

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the title of this show, it truly does offer hit after nostalgic hit and it was nigh impossible to sit quietly especially as the constant war-cry from the stage was ,“Come on everyone let’s hear you.” Hear ‘em they did as everyone sang,...

05 Oct 2017

Billy Joel Songbook,

Theatre Severn

Thursday 5th October 2017

The most intriguing aspect of going to see a show comprising of nothing but one man’s work is the realisation of how much material they have written and what an impact that one artist has had on the music industry. It is also remarkable to note how many of the tracks one knows and what an impression the work has...

27 Sep 2017

Russian State Opera,

Tosca,

Theatre Severn,

Wednesday September 27th    2017

 

What a tangled web of lies, deceit, passion, love, betrayal and emotion this show is. Puccini is at his toughest with this highly engaging but nevertheless challenging piece.

Set in Rome at the turn of the Nineteenth Century, Napoleon Bonaparte is knocking on the door before...

22 Sep 2017

Nicholas Collett Productions

Your Bard

The Walker Theatre

22nd September 2017

 

Making a welcome return back to Theatre Severn’s Walker Theatre this evening was the highly uncluttered and totally watchable Nicholas Collett. Your Bard, is as you may well have worked out, a play about the life of Shakespeare and how he came to write his plays…or did he?

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12 Sep 2017

The Wedding Singer

Theatre Severn

12th September-16th September 2017

 

When a show bills itself as hilarious one always feels suspicious that they are saying it because sometimes others won’t. So, "The hilarious musical, The Wedding Singer,” is debatable.

Starring Ray Quinn (X-Factor) Cassie Compton (X factor) Jon Robyns (Avenue Q) and Ruth Madoc (Hi-De- Hi)...

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