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06 Mar 2018

National Dance Company Wales/Cwni Dawns Cenedlaethol Cymru yn cyflwyno

Terra Firma

Theatre Severn

6/March/2018

It has been a while since National Dance Company Wales (NDCW) appeared at Theatre Severn but in their absence they clearly have been working hard travelling, creating, devising and dancing.

Tonight’s show proved that this is a company to be reckoned...

01 Mar 2018

The Blues Band

Theatre Severn

1st March 2018

If one was to ever talk about a band that is at the very top of their game and have been since 1979, you would be struggling to come up many names. One name you could come up with however and without doubt you would be right, would be The Blues Band.

With the stunning vocals from not just Paul Jones but from Gary Fletcher...

25 Feb 2018

CBB Presents

The Chicago Blues Brothers

Theatre Severn

25/February/2018

 

One would imagine that at some time in your life you have become aware of the Blues Brothers?It is the wonderful cult film starring John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd. Undoubtedly one of the most important iconic and extremely funny films to come out  of the Nineteen Eighties. It observed all...

31 Jan 2018

Teechers

Walker Theatre

Wednesday 31st January 2018

 

Back in the Nineteen-Eighties things were changing, Music, Fashion, Art etc.  However there was a quieter revolution happening in theatre and playwrighting in general. Amongst all this new drama along with Willy Russell and Alan Bennet we see rising to the top very quickly, John Godber and The Hull Truck Theatre...

26 Jan 2018

Theatre Severn

Vampire’s Rock Ghost Train

Theatre Severn

25th January 2018

Well as the precursors to this show tells us, Steve Steinman has ramped up the vamp..more like ramped up the camp.  More of that later.  A pretty packed theatre had gathered to see how things had changed since we all saw them last in their Vampire Rock show.

Imagine the scene: The...

01 Dec 2017

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Theatre Severn

29th November 2017 -7th January 2018

It seems like yesterday since I wrote the article to launch the Shrewsbury Pantomime it was in fact 12th September, where did that go? Now Panto season is upon us again and Shrewsbury have once again given the audience not only the longest running Panto in the UK but a show that is gag for...

11 Nov 2017

Charlie Landsborough

Theatre Severn

11 November 2017

If it were ever possible to sum up a musician in one paragraph one would say…Charlie Landsborough is a Folk and Country singer from the North West of England. His melting tones are like caramel,  weaving themselves around the beautiful music he produces. His audience delight in his presence and a lot of people get a...

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...

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