owen lewis

10 May 2021

It is in the world of British Folk Music that we find our history. Our oral traditions, our customs, our sports, our interests and the stories of our characters throughout the years: Shropshire has played a huge part in this scene since time began. It is here we boast a thriving folk scene, we are home to one of the biggest folk festivals in the country, Shrewsbury pubs are usually alive with...

19 Aug 2020

The Basin Stone

Gareth Scott



 Shrewsbury has always shown an interest in the work of Kimber’s Men. They have been known here ever since those fun days during Shrewsbury Folk Festival when crammed into the Bird In Hand they would sing the night away with their infectious and powerful shanties. So it is always interesting to see what they are...

15 Aug 2020


A Tribute to Queen

Theatre Severn (Live Stream)

15th  August 2020

Firstly I have to say, it is a delight to be talking to you again. I hope you came through it all and you can't wait to get back to normal, be it new normal or old normal. It truly is a warming feeling to have something to tell you about….

Tonight Flash appeared live at Theatre Severn. It...

28 Apr 2020

I have missed so much telling you all about my theatre trips but I have been using my time wisely during this unprecedented state of affairs. Here is something I wrote to give us all hope. I hope you enjoy it and find that extra ounce of strength you need for the final push!


Outside tonight in the dead of night, the silence like a shroud,


10 Mar 2020

Buddy (The Buddy Holly Story)

Theatre Severn

10th-14th March 2020

(Matinee 14th March 14.30)

This is a show that just had to come to Theatre Severn eventually. Having been around for more than thirty years this is a truly amazing musical. Cleverly weaving the music of Buddy Holly and The Crickets with the salient points of the young musician’s life and tragically...

01 Mar 2020

John Archer

Walker Theatre

Sunday March 1st 2020


It wasn’t a full Walker Theatre that awaited the comedy Magician John  Archer. One of the very few magicians to fool Penn And Teller and with his doing so well on Britain’s Got Talent, the audience were looking forward to being both mystified and entertained and by the reaction at the end of his show? He did please...

28 Feb 2020

Herman’s Hermits

Theatre Severn


There’s a funny old tale about a worker who had had the same sweeping brush since he started in the job Fifty years ago. The punchline goes I have only had three new heads and four new handles! One finds that with a lot with Sixties and Seventies Bands. It happens by natural wastage or splits, artistic differences or for...

27 Feb 2020

Vamos Theatre

Dead Good

Walker Theatre

27th-28th February 2020

There’s a well known theatrical expression called Triple Threat. It loosely translates to somebody who can dance sing and act. However I in a totally subjective way, will attach the non de plume to Vamos Theatre, not just because they can probably do all of those things in abundance: No I have seen three...

05 Feb 2020

Get Your Wigle On

Shrek The Musical

Theatre Severn

5th February- 9th February

(Matinee Saturday 2 p.m. & Sunday 1 p.m.)

The year was 2001 and we were all in a brand new century expecting brand new things. In cinema we got Shrek. A sweeping success, it gave just the right amount of irreverent humour to win its way into the very psyche of the British...

25 Jan 2020

Exciting Science

Theatre Severn

25th January 2020

Well here we are into a new year and this is my first foray back after a long and lazy seasonal period, and what a show to come back to.

Thrilling, High Octane and Exciting are some of the superlatives one can attach with a great profligacy to this brilliant new and exciting science show. Geared for the younger...


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