Reviews

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...
24 Jun 2019
    According to the general consensus amongst all who rode in it, the Bentley Bentayga diesel I was fortunate to spend a few days with last year, was “one of the nicest cars” I’ve ever had. But then of course, so it damn well should be. It’s a Bentley for starters, and as you’re no doubt very aware they don’t come cheap. If my memory serves me correctly “my” Bentayga rang the tills at £139,100...
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...
31 May 2019
   Quite when we British car buyers will get tired of the SUV I really can’t say, but I’m in no doubt it will happen, eventually. People carriers were once very much the thing to have, so too hot-hatches. Both have fallen from favour and are now to be found clogging up the small ads.    So, and based upon the old adage of what-goes-around comes-around, here’s my prediction as to what the next...
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...
14 May 2019
Seven Drunken Nights Theatre Severn Tuesday May 14th 2019 There is just so much to this show incredibly enjoyable and in some places exhilarating. One believes the people of Shrewsbury suspected it might be a good one as the theatre was packed. They were right. Seven Drunken Nights is the story in Song, Words and Music of the great Irish band, The Dubliners. Framed in the studio of The Late, Late...
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...
Subscribe to Reviews