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03 Feb 2016

Horrible Histories/ Groovy Greeks

Theatre Severn

3-6 February 2016


When the combined age of the full theatre adds up to no more than fifty, you realise that you are watching one of the most popular shows for children today. Yes Horrible Histories has leapt from the little screen to live theatre and is both educating and entertaining.

Anyone who was a parent...

31 Jan 2016


Theatre Severn

31st January 2016

There was a palpable sense of excitement  as the Theatre Severn slowly filled this evening for OperaUp Close’s presentation of Bizet’s Carmen.

With a new English version beautifully worked to fit the original score written by Robin Norton Hale. and with further work on a brand new orchestration by Harry Blake, this is a show...

29 Jan 2016

The Great Gatsby

Theatre Severn

28th-30th January 2016

“One of the most innovative companies working in contemporary English theatre,” Claims “The Stage,” as they discuss the wonderfully creative company Blackeyed Theatre. Theatre goers in Shrewsbury tonight seemed massively to concur with that view as they lapped up this beautifully crafted show.


18 Dec 2015

Dick Whittington

Theatre Severn

2nd December 2015-10th January 2016


Oh my. If you want a masterclass in traditional family fun panto then go and see this one.

Lavish, lavish, lavish from cast to props to scenery to script. The whole thing is beautifully hilarious. Each year this show seems to get better and better.

Brad Fitt is always excellent as...

31 Oct 2015

Russian State Ballet

Swan Lake

Theatre Severn



There was a spectacle of wonderful colour and vibrancy that delighted a packed house at Theatre Severn tonight.

On the Eve of All Hallows whilst goblins and ghouls are abroad in the air how better to spend it than lapping up a little magic from the captivating Russian State Ballet? Having...

27 Oct 2015

Buddy Holly And The Cricketers

Theatre Severn

27 October 2015


Although the bulk of tonight’s audience may have been Buddy Holly fans from the first time round  it was refreshing to see quite a few younger people lapping up the tunes just as much as their parents and grandparents were. A clear indication that the Rock and Roll being played still holds the ability...

22 Oct 2015

Mugenyko Taiko Drummers

Theatre Severn



It was a full house in theatre Severn tonight that sat spellbound lapping up  the incredible experience that is the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Show.

Based in a Dojo in Southern Scotland  the band had not one kilt nor bagpipe between them, just a lot of drums and a hatful of pure rhythm.

The stage...

15 Oct 2015

Mowtown’s Greatest Hits

How Sweet It Is!

Theatre Severn

15th October 2015

Take five incredibly tight musicians and five guys who just want to sing and have fun and I believe you will find that the result is an incredibly infectious night of fantastic entertainment.

That is the exact formula that  P.B. Promotions offered theatregoers at Theatre Severn tonight...

25 Sep 2015

The Drifters

Theatre Severn

Friday 25th September 2015

I closed my eyes and it was 1974; I was wearing my best new Bags and Fairisle Tank top with my Spoon Collar flapping as I danced at the Silvester Horne Institute disco in Church Stretton.

No,actually as I opened my eyes I was sat at the back of the auditorium of Theatre Severn listening to the Drifters pouring...

11 Jul 2015

English Youth Ballet

Swan Lake

Theatre Severn



It was a massive ovation that heralded the end of this magical and spectacular performance of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake; and it was earned.

Reaching out into the community and auditioning youngsters from all corners of the British Isles, this company goes the extra mile keeping the art form...


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