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.


Lauren Zolezzi as milkmaid Patience, Richard Hubert Smith, ETO


Gilbert and Sullivan (English Touring Opera at Everyman Cheltenham).
Reviewer: Colin Davison

About to put the knife in - Tosca (Paula Sides) conceals murderous intent from Scarpia (Craig Smith), Richard Hubert Smith, ETO


Puccini (English Touring Opera at Everyman, Cheltenham and touring).
Reviewer: Colin Davison

Evasive action: Emma (Saskia Portway) resists the attentions of Tartuffe (Mark Meadows) while husband Charles (Christopher Bianchi) hides under the piano, Craig Fuller


Andrew Hilton and Dominic Power after Molière (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory at Tobacco Factory, Bristol).
Reviewer: Colin Davison

Echo's End, Helen Murray

Echo's End

Barney Norris (Salibury Playhouse at Salisbury Playhouse).
Reviewer: Anne Hill

Say after me: Eliza in the sound box tutored by Higgins, West Yorkshire Playhouse


George Bernard Shaw (Headlong, Nuffield Southampton Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse at Everyman, Cheltenham).
Reviewer: Colin Davison

Imelda Warren-Green and Tom Brownlee, Richard Stanton

As The Crow Flies

Hattie Naylor (Salisbury Playhouse and Pentabus theatre Company at Salisbury Playhouse).
Reviewer: Anne Hill

Charlie Condou as Reverend Hale, Eoin Slattery as John Proctor and Victoria Yeates as Elizabeth Proctor, Alessia Chinazzo

The Crucible

Arthur Miller (Selladoor, Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, Les Theatre de la Ville de Luxembourg and Matthew Cundy Productions at Everyman, Cheltenham).
Reviewer: Colin Davison