Reviews

18 Nov 2022
The Eighties Show Theatre Severn Friday 18th November 2022   Ok, so the Eighties is famous for the decade that killed pop. I will stand by that by saying at the advent of the Nineties, western pop music was vacuous and manipulated by the money men. Well, it could be argued that if you hold that view you only know half the story. Yes, Eighties music was hijacked by the Hit Factory, Waterman, and...
31 Oct 2022
The Sensational Sixties Experience Theatre Severn 29th October 2022 If you are a regular reader of these reviews, you may know I like to look at how the music contextually dove tailed with the era and also see; what was the socio, historical and political backdrop for the music that one is to encounter. Last time one spoke of the Seventies and all the problems that brought to this country.   This...
14 Oct 2022
      So far, the (albeit) small selection of electric cars I’ve sampled over the past few years have failed to impress. There have been exceptions of course.      Porsche’s Taycan Turbo S for example, is beautifully built, astonishingly quick, and above all, feels like a Porsche should – but at £136,830 before options, one could argue so it damn-well should. The Taycan Turbo S’s range on a fully...
26 Sep 2022
Mersey Beatles Theatre Severn 25/September/2022 I think the most amazing truth about the Beatles music is the fact that just 18 years after the West and the East met in Berlin to destroy fascism together; The Beatles were riding high at number one with “I wanna hold your hand.” Doesn’t it make you wonder, did the one lead to the other? Would have love been all you need if we had never had the...
10 Aug 2022
            Here’s a question for you: Which car brand do you think, this year to date, is the UK’s best-selling? Ford perhaps? What about Vauxhall? Hang on! Surely, it’s Volkswagen. Or is it Toyota?  The answer is Kia.     Without going too “Financial Times” on you. The first quarter of 2022 began with Kia’s rather successful January, in which they sold 10,504 cars; sales of another 3,795...
26 Jul 2022
Theatre Severn Shrewsbury Castle Three Inch Fools Present The Gunpowder Plot 26th/July/2022 To put a play on in the round can expose theatre companies to all manner of conventions which previously they may not have encountered. After all, in a proscenium arched performance the audience is in one place: In the round, they are everywhere. However, these conventions offered no real challenge to the...
23 Jul 2022
Curtain Call Theatre Company 9 TO 5 The Musical, Walker Theatre Sat 23rd…Sunday 24th  2.30 & 7.30   Started many years ago as the Young Performers Theatre Group, Curtain Call Theatre Company is an amateur group in Shrewsbury. Taking on the bigger shows it seems this company is well resourced and well attended. As for the noise in the audience it was obvious, they had friends throughout the...
14 Jul 2022
Calum McColl & Peggy Seeger Walker Theatre Theatre Severn 14/ July/2022 Well this was a long awaited concert due two years ago, it now finally came: Calum McColl and Peggy Seeger with their own brand of music and a hand full of songs to share with the audience. An audience  that had waited for so long to see this Folk icon in the flesh and listen to her songs and maybe even hear how much like...
02 Jul 2022
    It’s hard to believe that twelve years have passed since I tentatively approached Volkswagen’s press office to see if they’d consider lending me a car. Whatever it was I wrote in my email must’ve worked: a few weeks later I found myself the custodian of what was then a brand-new 1.2 litre, Polo Moda; all £13,250 of it. With a whopping 69bhp, the capability to go from 0-62mph in 14.2 seconds,...
27 Jun 2022
Walker Theatre Curtain Call Juniors Present, Matilda The Musical Jr. Monday 27th -Thursday30th     Well here is a story that anyone who had a young child in the Nineteen Nineties couldn’t have possibly missed; the Hollywood blockbuster, Matilda. Starring Danny DeVito as the Wormwood family’s patriarch: Charting their relationship with their sweet and lovable daughter Matilda, It’s a lovely story...
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