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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...
29 Jul 2019
Chickenshed Theatre Presents Mr. Stink Walker Theatre Monday 29th July There is a story that we all encounter as youngsters called the “Emperor’s New Clothes,” the big reveal is that just because he was the Emperor no one would criticise him. Consequently until an innocent boy points out the Emperor is naked, no one would say a word. Is David Walliams the new Emperor and this show really his raw...
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...
07 Mar 2019
Box of Tricks Presents Spark Plug Walker Theatre Thursday 7th -Friday 8th March  2019 There’s an intimacy about the space in the Walker Theatre, Actor’s are very close to their audience and a personal connection is made. In a space like Walker audience members feel they are personally being addressed. Terrifying for the actor but wholly rewarding for the audience. Spark Plug is a play that...
12 Nov 2018
Mr. Charles Dickens Presents A Christmas Carol Walker Theatre 12/November/2018 It is 175 years since Mr. Dickens first put quill to velum to bring us the most favourite story of our great Christmas season. A Christmas Carol. It is hard to believe that a piece of work so relevant and so fresh can be so old, but it is and for all those decades this allegorical tale of Mr. Scrooge delights and warns...
12 Oct 2018
The Robin Nolan Trio Walker Theatre Friday October 12th Living proof that you can improve on perfection; After a perfect start this Gypsy Jazz trio just got better and better. Initially here’s a quick glance of the genre. Gypsy Jazz is a unique sound fusing Jazz Music with Blues with folk with pop. Played on guitars and maybe violin and trumpet, it is a fast, pacey and exciting sound. Like all...
18 May 2018
Raymond Froggatt Walker Theatre Friday 18th May 2018 An evening in the company of the mercurial mind of Raymond Froggatt is an evening to be remembered. To spend time in the company of this doyen of pop music is both a privilege and a joy. Pop sensation Raymond Froggatt came onto the stage to start the show and he appeared a little breathless. Had he run from the furthest dressing room, did the...
25 Apr 2018
Vamos Theatre A Brave Face Walker Theatre 25th April 2018 Vamos Theatre Company is a mask company completely at the pinnacle of their game. A few years ago they delighted Shrewsbury audience with their show “Finding Joy,” it was a show about dementia. Still unafraid of dealing with gritty human issues “A Brave Face,” is a show addressing PTSD and they have a show that speaks to everybody in a...
31 Oct 2017
We Are the Lions: Mr Manager Walker Theatre Tuesday 31st October Spellbinding and mesmerising are just two of the superlatives in the forefront of one’s mind as one offers up this critique of, Townsend Theatre Productions’ We are The Lions Mr Manager. What could such a title mean? Well, It is lifted from a quote made by Jayaben Desai. Jayaben was the worker that George Ward of Grunwick Photo...
22 Sep 2017
Nicholas Collett Productions Your Bard The Walker Theatre 22nd September 2017   Making a welcome return back to Theatre Severn’s Walker Theatre this evening was the highly uncluttered and totally watchable Nicholas Collett. Your Bard, is as you may well have worked out, a play about the life of Shakespeare and how he came to write his plays…or did he? The opening paragraph of this review declared...
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