Reviews

10 Apr 2020
      If ever there was a name to evoke images of neat little British post-war sports-cars, then surely it would be MG. Their famous octagonal badge has graced the radiators of some of the most instantly recognisable roadsters ever built; perfect Sunday morning soft-tops such the T-type, the Midget, the MGA, probably most famously the MGB and MGBGT, the rarer MGC,  and the relatively more recent...
26 Mar 2020
     No car manufacturer these days is without a selection of SUVs in its line-up, and everyone from Aston Martin to Volvo are getting in in the act. But then who can blame them? So called Sports Utility Vehicles are definitely, currently, where the money is. So surely, the bigger the choice you offer, the bigger your potential profit.     Think about, luxury brands aside, most mainstream motor...
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 his death the show tells the most...
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....
29 Feb 2020
    Rarely does the booking of a press car correspond with the week’s weather. Such is my luck – or the apparent lack of it, I’ve driven Morgan’s through thunderstorms, handed back a Mercedes Benz G-Wagen just hours before flash flooding (Its 700mm wading depth would’ve proved very handy) and spent many an hour driving a non-air-conditoned budget-buy in the heat of summer. Just for once, though,...
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...
03 Feb 2020
  I knew it!  I said they would… Apparently, European SUV sales of are beginning to drop. It’s as a result of environmental concerns. Owners of SUVs aren’t replacing them like-for-like because of their fuel consumption, and their – the owners that is – carbon footprint. Or so I’ve heard…  But the source of said rumours is a good one: Peugeot’s CEO, Jean-Philippe Imperato. And let’s face it, if...
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...
31 Dec 2019
“Given the chance I’d have happily driven it the 400 or miles back to my place”.         That’s what I wrote, on the train home, after having sampled Volvo’s new S60 during its launch earlier this year in Glencoe, Scotland. I returned mightily impressed, but I’ll admit, it’s all too easy to be seduced by something when the weather, the scenery, the company, and the food (Oh, the food… Have you...
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