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12 May 2023
Wish You Were Dead: Highly entertaining. I loved it.
Devoted yet officially “off-duty” detective Roy Grace played by Casualty star George Rainsford, dredges up deadly secrets and doggedly pursues justice but at what price, when the past crawls back to haunt him in this lively production.
20 March 2023
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Mamma Mia for pensioners...?
Inspired by the award winning film, this inspiring tale of friendship, family and romance proves it’s never too late to take the leap and break free from the confines of a lifelong comfort zone.
16 March 2023
Too Much World At Once: An underrated triumph of theatre
Surly, guarded Noble attempts to navigate the treacherous waters of youth and coming of age whilst trying to uphold his crumbling family in this achingly real yet charmingly surreal production.
9 March 2023
The Rocky Horror Show: Unapologetically outlandish
Two cookie-cutter college kids are in for craziest night EVER of dancing, aliens, sex and time warps after a chance encounter with the saucy corset-wearing, chainsaw-bearing Dr Frank-N-Furter…
1 March 2023
How To Kill Your Family: Witty, modern, and hilariously sarcastic
Follows fiction’s funniest serial killer as she seeks out salacious sex parties, plays with frog poison and seduces unwitting millionaires, all for one purpose. Murder.
7 February 2023
Wodehouse In Wonderland review: Comedy? Musical? Tragedy? Children’s programme?
Showered with light-hearted humour, this witty dramatisation of Wodehouse’s life jumbles together literature, theatre and a dash of musicality whilst being sneakily educational.
31 January 2023
Empire of Light Review: Sex, thugs and loss of control
Barricaded behind the grand, glass doors of the Empire Cinema on a quaint, British seafront, yearning, curiosity, hope and torment intertwine in Sam Mendes’ latest work of art.
27 January 2023
‘Howerd’s End’ Review: To laugh or not to laugh? That is the question...
Despite delving into sombre themes, this unique two-man show brims with drama, love, intimacy and, of course, humour.
24 January 2023
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Class, glamour and hard-hitting reality.
Rippling with emotion, humour and charisma, this film will drag you through the glitzy façade and into the seedy side-streets of stardom.
22 December 2022
Matilda the Musical film Review: technicolour eye-candy alongside the smash-hit soundtrack
Refreshingly modern and delightfully mischievous, this enjoyable family film will entertain those of all ages, especially musical lovers.
5 December 2022
Shrewsbury Theatre Severn Pantomime: Utterly Unmissable
A smashing show ‘Fitt’ for the West End. Watch out Shrewsbury, Brad is back! ‘The perfect anecdote to everything going wrong in the year’ - David Jack, Theatre manager.
25 November 2022
Shrewsbury Lights Review: Absolutely heaving with people… and festive cheer!
All singing-all dancing, this traditional event is bound to open the floodgates to the anticipation and excitement of Christmas! However steer clear if you can't handle crowds...
14 November 2022
Girl, Woman, Other book review: No matter what you're 'into', just read it.
Opened my eyes with fierce gusto to vibrant cultures; from the music and delicious-sounding food, to the struggles and stereotypes British people face.
21 August 2022
Film review: Where the Crawdads Sing – classy but by no means cliché…
Based on the 2018 novel by Delia Owens, this beautifully romantic yet thrilling work brings to light the consequences of prejudice, as well as the importance of courage and being true to yourself.
28 July 2022
Strettfest review: An ideal family day out!
On the theme of ‘carbon zero’, this lively event aimed to bring all generations together for a celebration of dance, music, and the visual arts.
21 July 2022
Madness concert review: ‘Oh what fun we had…’
On a beautiful Friday evening, Madness descended on Shrewsbury for what was hoped to be an atmospheric and, for many, reminiscent few hours; reviving, not just the sound of the 80s, but the sound of working-class Britain. It was exactly that.
6 July 2022
Twinkleberry: A refreshingly positive portrayal of pride.
Both uplifting and shocking, engaging and informative, this short piece was cleverly put together and puts an image to the high school that every queer (and even straight!) person wishes they grew up in.
28 June 2022
‘Christmas Under the Stars’- Not unputdownable, but easy to pick up again.
Written by Karen Swann, romantic and deliciously descriptive, isolation, deceit and escapism are subtly woven through this plot which explores heartbreak and what it is to truly live your life.
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