Owen Lewis

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 the Shrewsbury Crowd....
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 whatever reason but it is...
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 population. Sarcasm and Irony were the key...
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 audience (5 to 12) Exciting Science...
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 although contemporized from the...
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 miners stood firm against...
22 Oct 2019
Cabaret Theatre Severn 22nd-26th Ooctober 2019 (2.30 Matinee Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday) Regular theatre goers will recognise the name Of Bill Kenwright Productions and will know that has always been a hallmark of a good show. One always gets a feeling of watching top West End stuff, thanks to the enterprising production company. This time they have gone one better if the level was already Ten...
02 Oct 2019
An Inspector Calls Theatre Severn 02nd  October-5th October 2019 Matinee 02nd  and 05th   at 14.30 Sometimes to watch a theatre doing exactly what it can is like watching a top athlete work, every sinew every muscle in synchronicity so too is theatre. Every light cue, every sound cue, Theatre Technology , Actors, Directors to Producers and Designers,  all working together to turn a space “a...
27 Sep 2019
Nett UK Presents Motown. How sweet it is. Theatre Severn 27th September 2019 Many good things came out of Nineteen Fifty Nine. A good year for Theatre Reviewers I have heard. However the salient point being that it is the year that Berry Gordy created the Motown label. In doing he gave songs and Artistes who will stay indelibly locked into our minds for ever more. Tonight’s audience proved that....
17 Sep 2019
Respect…The Aretha Franklin Songbook Theatre Severn Tuesday 17th September 2019 This is a real pot-pouri of a show, a huge mixture with some bits of it smelling sweeter than others. So The Aretha Franklin Songbook now contains classics such as Hey Jude and Bridge Over Troubled Water? If they are in there I wonder if Ms. Franklin knows, because it was a huge surprise for the audience that had...
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