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CRAZY FOR YOU | STAGE REVIEW

CRAZY FOR YOU | STAGE REVIEW

**** Wales Millennium Centre Until Sat 9 Sept Crazy For You follows the story of Bobby Child, the son of a New York banking family with dreams of dancing on the stage. The opening scenes are rather sloppy, lacking a snappy pace to the humour and poorly introducing the central character of Bobby. Everything changes, […]

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10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK | MON 4 – SUN 10 SEPT

10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK | MON 4 – SUN 10 SEPT

Everyman present: Do Not Go Gentle – Tue 5 – Sat 9 Sept A joint Australian and Welsh production and the second-ever production of award-winning writer Patricia Cornelius’s play, Do Not Go Gentle centres on an allegorical interpretation of Robert Scott’s tragic Terra Nova Expedition to the South Pole. Discussing journey into old age and […]

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BRECON JAZZ FESTIVAL | FEATURE

BRECON JAZZ FESTIVAL | FEATURE

From the classics to the experimental spirit of jazz, Edward Lee looks into the goings-on at this year’s Brecon Jazz Festival. From its George Melly headlined beginnings in 1984, the Brecon Jazz Festival returns once more to celebrate its 34th birthday. For the majority of the 2010s so far, Orchard Media and Events Group were […]

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VICAR OF DIBLEY | STAGE REVIEW

VICAR OF DIBLEY | STAGE REVIEW

*** Sophia Gardens, Cardiff Until Sat 15 July The direction in Everyman Theatre’s production of The Vicar of Dibley mostly lacked an effective use of theatre format in adapting the television programme for the stage. Split into two areas (Geraldine’s home and the community hall), the show featured repetitive blocking as the actors largely stayed […]

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SPAMALOT | STAGE REVIEW

SPAMALOT | STAGE REVIEW

*** Sophia Gardens, Cardiff Until Sat 1 July The quality of performances in Everyman Theatre’s new production of Spamalot are mixed, and while moments of physical comedy are performed with efficiency and talent, many of the jokes lack the sense of rhythm and pace needed to truly land. The sheer physical and oral exuberance of […]