Reviews

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 whilst people debated...
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 could ever hope for....
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 synopsis of the Magic Flute would take  all...
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 and whistles and embrace the new...
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 had one one’s own life...
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 he finally takes the city. So in this...
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? The opening paragraph of this review declared...
20 Sep 2017
      Think of a GT car and your thoughts quite naturally turn to the likes of 1960’s Aston Martins, Bentleys, Ferraris, and Jaguars; exquisite luxury leather-lined coupes with effortless power, sleek styling, and more-than-likely astronomical price-tags. GTs are cars in which an intercontinental drive would be a pleasure not a chore - GT stands for Grand Touring after all GTs.  They’re the kind...
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) on paper it promises to deliver a lot...
08 Sep 2017
A Midsummer’s Night Dream Pantaloons Theatre Company Walker Theatre 7/8/9*/September/2017 ( Incl. *Matinee 2.30) Critically acclaimed, Ingenious and rollicking are just some of the superlatives used to describe the Pantaloons. But do they go far enough? This powerful Pocket Sized theatre packs a punch like no other. If you can imagine the brief, take a classic Shakespearean play that is over 500...
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