South West

The latest news, features and reviews from theatre, opera and dance in Bristol, Cornwall, Bath, Devon and throughout the south west of England.

Reviews

Norman Pace and Matt Rixon, TRP

Hairspray The Broadway Musical

Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan from John Waters screenplay (Mark Goucher, Matthew Gale, Laurence Myers at Theatre Royal Plymouth).
Reviewer: Karen Bussell

Andy Ford (Smee), Steve McFadden (Captain Hook) and Dawson Chance (Starkey), Alastair Muir

Peter Pan

Adapted by Alan McHugh and Jonathan Kiley from the JM Barrie original (Qdos Entertainment at Theatre Royal Plymouth).
Reviewer: Karen Bussell

Nick Bunt as Scrooge, Mark Dawson

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens, Le Navet Bete, John Nicholson and Mark Laville (Le Navet Bete and Barbican Theatre at The Atheneum, Plymouth).
Reviewer: Karen Bussell

A Cautionary Tale

Kate Ellis (Rabblerouse Theatre at The Lab, Theatre Royal Plymouth).
Reviewer: Karen Bussell

Elaine Glover,

Little Robin Redbreast

Glyn Kerslake and Gareth Machin (Salisbury Playhouse at Salisbury Playhouse).
Reviewer: Anne Hill

Simon Lipkin 'Mr Poppy' and Daniel Boys 'Mr Maddens' and the children of St Bernadette's, Richard Davenport

Nativity! The Musical

Debbie Isitt (Birmingham Repertory Theatre at The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth).
Reviewer: Karen Bussell

Harry Humberstone as Harry, Paul Blakemore

Goldilock, Stock and Three Smoking Bears

Devised by Andrew Kingston, Harry Humberstone, Emma Keaveney-Roys, Lotte Allan, Adam Fuller and Matthew Whittle (The Wardrobe Theatre at The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth).
Reviewer: Karen Bussell

Horatio (Gavan Ring), Gravedigger (Brian Bannatyne-Scott) and Hamlet (David Butt Philip), Richard Hubert Smith

Hamlet

Composer: Brett Dean; libretto by Matthew Jocelyn (Glyndebourne at The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth).
Reviewer: Karen Bussell