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30 Nov 2018

Mother Goose

Theatre Severn

28th November 2018-6th January 2019

(For Matinees check brochure)

Take an oversized goose, a man in a frock, a narcissistic baddy, a flying fairy, a bevy of villagers and some hilarious one-liners, put them all together and you’re half way to creating the perfect pantomime. To complete the other half bring in Brad Fitt, Eric Smith,...

29 Nov 2018

Kimber’s Men

Wrecks on the Shore

Released: Autumn 2018

We have talked about Kimber’s Men before with their last CD. The reason being is they are friends of Shrewsbury and have, nationwide following notwithstanding, a large Shropshire fan base. Their new album "Wrecks on the Shore." floated over my desk so I thought I would have a listen and let you know how it fares.

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17 Nov 2018

Concord College

A Celebration of Peace: Dance and Drama from around the World

Theatre Severn

17 November 2018

Concord…..Meaning “Hearts Together.” (Miriam Webster)

There are still some Salopians who don’t know about the fantastic work that takes place every day in the little village of Acton Burnell. Concord College is a school that, since 1949, when it was...

12 Nov 2018

Mr. Charles Dickens Presents

A Christmas Carol

Walker Theatre

12/November/2018

It is 175 years since Mr. Dickens first put quill to velum to bring us the most favourite story of our great Christmas season. A Christmas Carol. It is hard to believe that a piece of work so relevant and so fresh can be so old, but it is and for all those decades this allegorical tale of...

09 Nov 2018

Poppies For Pals

Tommy, Tony and Tiny had been mates for years back when,

From scruffy lads with bloodied knees to three smart grown young men,

Tommy married Tiny’s Sister, Tiny stood Best Man,

Tony drove the wedding car and ensured they stuck to plan.

Beneath the Lancashire Fell Sides they dug the coal together,

Early mornings they would go in every...

04 Nov 2018

Shropshire Dram Company

Henry V

Walker Theatre

7th -10th November 2018

This review today is not the sort of review you may be used to from me. Indeed the performance is usually spent and what I say, no matter how observant or cutting, can change anything, the ephemeral nature of the performance has gone.  Not so this time instead, this is a pre-performance review, a...

01 Nov 2018

To Have To Shoot Irish Men

Walker Theatre

1st November 2018

Well what a mixed bag we have with this show, contrasting styles, conventions and design all went to give slightly less than one initially imagined. This Almanac Arts production of Lizzie Nunnery’s To Have To Shoot Irishmen, has taken hold of a period of Irish History, the Easter uprising of 1916 and contrasted...

24 Oct 2018

Get Your Wigle On

Peter Pan

Wednesday 24th-Saturday 27th October

(Matinee Friday & Saturday 2.30 pm)

 

Billed as a musical adventure the Wigles tucked into this feast with their usual gusto.  Bringing the Michael Jacksonesque lad who won’t grow up, to the stage. A traditional narrative, sticking closely to J.M.Barrie’s original story the show has become...

16 Oct 2018

Beyond the Barricade

Theatre Severn

16th October 2018

Sorry Spandau Ballet fans, there was not a single note of that beautiful song, instead there was a mixed bag of songs from the shows, leading to their big finale piece taken of course from, Les Miserables.

So who is, Beyond the Barricade? They are all former performers from the West End run of Les Miserables...

12 Oct 2018

The Robin Nolan Trio

Walker Theatre

Friday October 12th

Living proof that you can improve on perfection; After a perfect start this Gypsy Jazz trio just got better and better.

Initially here’s a quick glance of the genre. Gypsy Jazz is a unique sound fusing Jazz Music with Blues with folk with pop. Played on guitars and maybe violin and trumpet, it is a fast, pacey...

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