Reviews

Mamma Mia

I had never seen this show before. A woeful five minutes of the film version put me off entirely but those with similar prejudices who reject the juke box musical genre need not fear: this is joyous entertainment from start to…
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The Mandela Trilogy

Why an opera? Read Road to Freedom, read any biography of Nelson Mandela and you would probably be more moved than at any moment in the Cape Town Opera production currently playing at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton. Libretto and music…
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Run for Your Wife

‘It’s very funny but it’s not very politically correct, is it?’ was my fiancée’s verdict as we left the theatre. If you prefer brevity, read no further as that neatly sums up what is to follow. Ray Cooney has long…
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Plays ‘n’ Chips

Here’s a quick quiz: where can you get nearly three hours of entertainment and a ‘fish supper’ for £10? No looking at the title now. Drat! Too late! Yes, it’s at the Broadstone Memorial Hall, where I was treated to…
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Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls is an immensely fun show, but not an easy one to do. For RicNic, it is a return to where the company began. RicNic is not your usual amdram company – it is a genuine youth theatre…
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Ladies Down Under

This play by Amanda Whittington is a sequel to her earlier Ladies’ Day, in which four Hull fish packers took a trip to the races and hit the jackpot. Now we find them using some of their winnings to have…
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