owen lewis

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!

Lockdown

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

I...

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

28th/February/2020

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...

06 Dec 2019

Aladdin

Theatre Severn

4th December 2019-12th January 2020

For Matinees see Theatre Severn Guide

Well it is that time of year again. It cannot be believed that a full twelve months whizzed by since I was writing last year’s Panto review. However a year has passed, I need to get over it and move on to this year’s wonderful panto…Aladdin. I have said many times that...

18 Nov 2019

The Entertainer

Theatre Severn

18th November-23rd November

(Matinees 14.30 Wednesday and Saturday)

The year is 1956, the playwright John Osborne, the play is The Entertainer. Written with an aim to break the Angry Young Man image of his earlier “Look Back in Anger,” he still promotes the Fourth Wall, Kitchen Sink Drama genre, The Entertainer is a strange play and...

30 Oct 2019

The Pitmen Poets,

Walker Theatre,

Wednesday 30th November 2019

If you were around pre-Nineteen Eighty Four you will be very much aware of how mining and mining communities were the very backbone to our existence. They kept us warm and illuminated. You might also be aware that that date is one of the most crucial dates in our industrial heritage. It was the year that the...

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