Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Theatre

Theatre
Dr Frankenstein

Review: Dr Frankenstein

Frankenstein, the classic novel by Mary Shelley, has been retold, transformed and filmed in many different ways with alternative endings and plot lines ever since the novel was written in 1818. Only such creative...
The Red Shoes

Review: The Red Shoes Ballet

Hollywood drama, the power of desire and a love triangle - what’s not to love? Matthew Bourne magically intersects the adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Red Shoes and the 1948 film adaptation with...
billy elliot

Billy Elliot Theatre Review

Many of us are already familiar with the story of Billy Elliot, but for those that aren’t - During the 1984 miner's strikes in Durham, England, a young boy discovers that dancing is his...

REVIEW: Birmingham Royal Ballet strikes again with Cinderella: An ‘enchanting’ spectacle

Shadowy figures. Eerie fog. Spiralling clockwork. A grand mirror. A red trinket box. These elements of Birmingham Royal Ballet Cinderella demonstrate David Bintley’s unique approach to a much-loved story that makes his production distinctive to...
Evita

Evita: Show Review!

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Evita has made it's way to the Mayflower and has made a real impact. The show follows the rise and fall of Argentina's former dictator and First Lady Juan and Eva...
Christmas Compendium of Reason

Review: Christmas Compendium of Reason

On the 16th of December 2016, Brian Cox and Robin Ince put on their charity event 'The Christmas Compendium of Reason' which included music, comedy and of course, science. This is the third time...

Review: The Kinks Sunny Afternoon @ Mayflower

The Kinks’ Sunny Afternoon at the Mayflower I’ll be honest, I hadn’t heard of The Kinks' Sunny Afternoon when I took on this review. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect and having only heard of...

Review: The Welsh National Opera’s Macbeth at the Mayflower Theatre Southampton

Is this an Opera which we see before us… Why yes, it is. And one by Verdi no doubt. As we sat down to watch the Welsh National Opera's portrayal of Macbeth at the Mayflower Theatre,...
Merchant of Venice

Review: Tchaikowsky’s Merchant Of Venice

Tchaikowsky’s Merchant of Venice Review Like the original, André Tchaikowsky’s rendition of The Merchant of Venice is more of a tragedy than a comedy and, in many ways, reflects the life of Tchaikowsky himself. The Anti-Semitism that...

Review: Akram Khan’s Giselle

Akram Kahns take on the timeless love story Giselle offers a modern dark twist to a classic in Southampton. Carlotta Grisi was the first ballerina to play Giselle within the Ballet du Théâtre de l’Académie Royale...

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