Owen Lewis

06 Jul 2019
The stage tonight was laid out to resemble Lazy Joe’s Live Lounge where there was going to be a country show. There was a back flat and two side flats with 50’s  American iconography. American logo’s for Beer, Country stars pictures and musical instruments were painted onto the backdrop to present a nice little venue for the show that was about to begin. Concerned that the show might be a little...
26 Jun 2019
Shropshire Drama Company Flare Path Walker Theatre Wednesday 26th June –Saturday 29th June From the pen of Terence Rattigan, “Flarepath”, is a story of love and deceit in a wartime setting. It’s a big show and has been with us since the first performance back in a darker world where the end of the war seemed miles away in 1942. It’s a sobering thought when one thinks about the privations, the...
18 Jun 2019
Anything for Love: The Meatloaf Story Theatre Severn Tuesday 18th –Wednesday 19th June Its fair to say that one expected the theatre to be full to capacity tonight and admittedly one was not disappointed. The reason why…Well quite apart from the amazing Meat Loaf  score, reputation precedes Steve Steinman as he is well known to Shrewsbury theatre goers. Normally he is with his fun show, Vampire’s...
12 Jun 2019
Shrewsbury Amateur Operatic Society Jesus Christ Superstar Theatre Severn Wednesday 12th-Saturday 15th June (Matinee 14.30 Saturday)   Back in the day there was a big buzz on London stages. They had gone musical theatre mad for a while but Rogers and Hammerstein soon finished providing the shows that our parents loved. Then Wow, didn’t the Musical take off? Probably it’s the most successful genre...
08 Jun 2019
The Bob Dylan Story Walker Theatre Saturday June 8th  2019   It was encouraging to see the Walker Theatre sold out, one knows something good is about to go down. Tonight one was not disappointed as something big did go down. The Bob Dylan Story. Led by Bill Lennon as Bob himself, the hits just kept on coming and something big certainly went down. There aren’t enough people looking at the poetry...
27 May 2019
Simon Friend, Amblin Partners and Josh Armstrong Present, The Girl On The Train Theatre Severn Monday 27th – Saturday June 1st (Matinee Saturday 14.30)   The Girl on The Train is a publishing phenomenon explains the programme, further telling us that Paula Hawkins’ book sold a million copies within two months of its publication. A new thriller for a new century and the news is it is as good if...
17 May 2019
Birmingham Royal Ballet Seasons in Our World/Peter And The Wolf Theatre Severn Friday 17th…Saturday 18th May (Matinee at 14:00) It is always so refreshing to watch a company like Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) they always leave one astounded, overawed and humbled all at the same time which is quite a maelstrom of emotion. It is only the best that can engender that kind of complete exploration of...
07 May 2019
National Dance Company Wales: Cenedlaethol Cwmni Dawns Cymru Awakening Tuesday 7th May 2019 To understand or even to enjoy modern dance one has to erase and preconceptions one has, any expectations in fact anything at all. What one needs to watch modern dance is a completely open mind. When one is in that receptive state of no expectations then the stage will be alive for you with movements you...
25 Apr 2019
That’ll  Be The Day Theatre Severn Thursday 25th April   Well this show promised to be full of Rock and Roll Music laced with hilarious comedy. Hilarious? Very bold indeed. The music was almost faultless, the hilarious comedy? What a subjective claim. To say it creaked like a rickety staircase is being unfair to the stairs. The comedy was incredibly obvious and unfortunately really quite weak,...
12 Apr 2019
Terrible Tudors Theatre Severn Wednesday 10th April-Sunday 14th (For times see brochure) As explained in the last review (Awful Egyptians) Horrible Histories have two shows playing. Today it was, The Terrible Tudors. Luckily the only terrible thing about this show is the name and that’s not really terrible at all; As anticipated it is my delight to inform you right away that this show is as much...
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