Theatre in Wales

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We regularly commission our team of experienced writers to write exclusive reviews of Welsh productions and performances by outside companies in Wales for the web site, as well as reproducing items that have appeared in other sources. We also review selected productions in the rest of the UK where they have a relevance to the theatre sector in Wales

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review of The Revlon Girl ; click here to read the full review

“A Brilliant Piece of Theatre” Takes on a Searing New Meaning in 2017
The Revlon Girl
Nearside Productions Ltd at Assembly Roxy
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-17-17
read 53 times

review of Hairspray ; click here to read the full review

All that glitters really is gold!
Hairspray
Mark Goucher, Matthew Gale, Laurence Myers, in association with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd. at Wales Millennium Centre
reviewed by Michael Kelligan, August-17-17
read 23 times

review of Between the Crosses ; click here to read the full review

Vivid...Genuine Sympathy...Impressive...Poignant”: Newport's Youngest Company with Something Very Different
Between the Crosses
Flying Bridge Theatre Ltd at Army at the Fringe, Hepburn House
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-16-17
read 38 times

review of Black Mountain ; click here to read the full review

Brad Birch: “terrific psychological thriller...nail-biting...gripping writing”
Black Mountain
Theatr Clwyd, Paines Plough & the Orange Tree at Roundabout @ Summerhall
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-15-17
read 41 times

review of Sugar Baby ; click here to read the full review

“Volcanic energy”: Cardiff's Actor-Writer-Director Company Celebrates 10 Years
Sugar Baby
Dirty Protest at Roundabout @ Summerhall
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-14-17
read 51 times

review of Seagulls ; click here to read the full review

Five star: “What you go to the Fringe for...visuals are absolutely breathtaking"
Seagulls
Volcano Theatre at The Leith Volcano
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-13-17
read 47 times

review of How to Be a Kid ; click here to read the full review

“Brilliant fast-paced production... lightness of touch...Witty lines...highly physical storytelling"
How to Be a Kid
Theatr Clwyd, Paines Plough & the Orange Tree at Roundabout @ Summerhall
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-12-17
read 41 times

review of (FEAR) ; click here to read the full review

“Completely captivating”: 5-Star Edinburgh Reception
(FEAR)
Mr & Mrs Clark at Zoo
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-11-17
read 39 times

review of Out of Love ; click here to read the full review

“A Stunning Show”: Theatr Clwyd Co-production in Edinburgh
Out of Love
Theatr Clwyd, Paines Plough, & Orange Tree Theatre at Roundabout @ Summerhall
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-10-17
read 45 times

review of Seanmhair ; click here to read the full review

"Enthralling Intensity": Cardiff's New Writing Venue In Peak Form
Seanmhair
The Other Room at Bedlam Theatre
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-09-17
read 61 times

review of Not About Heroes ; click here to read the full review

"Compelling piece of theatre": Five-star Review Kick-off for Wales at Fringe 2017
Not About Heroes
Flying Bridge Theatre & Seabright Productions at Pleasance Dome
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-08-17
read 52 times

review of Old Far Line Festival/ the Wheelhouse ; click here to read the full review

The Festivals Just Run and Run...
Old Far Line Festival/ the Wheelhouse
Arad Goch/ Acrojou at Aberystwyth Promenade/ Arts Centre
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-07-17
read 44 times

review of Assembly Committee Seeking Information  ; click here to read the full review

Senedd Invitation to Theatre Companies to Speak
Assembly Committee Seeking Information
Culture, Welsh Language & Communications Committee at National Assembly
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-06-17
read 66 times

review of Out of Love  ; click here to read the full review

Katie Elin-Salt is the bossy one !
Out of Love
Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree Theatre. at Clwyd Theatr Cymru
reviewed by Victor Hallett, August-05-17
read 65 times

review of The Addams Family (The Musical Comedy) ; click here to read the full review

Well-earned Standing ovation from devotees
The Addams Family (The Musical Comedy)
Aria Entertainments and Music and Lyrics in association with The Festival Theatre Edinburgh at Wales Millennium Centre
reviewed by Michael Kelligan, August-03-17
read 60 times

review of Perestroika: Angels in America Part 2 ; click here to read the full review

Epic But Drama
Perestroika: Angels in America Part 2
National Theatre Live at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
reviewed by Adam Somerset, July-31-17
read 79 times

review of Roy Jenkins- Father of the Permissive Society ; click here to read the full review

When the Censor Put Theatre in the Dock
Roy Jenkins- Father of the Permissive Society
BBC at Radio 4 & iPlayer
reviewed by Adam Somerset, July-30-17
read 71 times

review of Steve Stratford at “Out of Love” ; click here to read the full review

“Katie Elin-Salt excels...”
Steve Stratford at “Out of Love”
Theatr Clwyd/Paines Plough/ Orange Tree at Theatr Clwyd
reviewed by Adam Somerset, July-28-17
read 79 times

review of The Revlon Girls ; click here to read the full review

Abervan – moving on!
The Revlon Girls
October Sixty Six at Pontardawe Arts Centre
reviewed by Michael Kelligan, July-27-17
read 156 times

review of Black Mountain  ; click here to read the full review

Is she really there at all?
Black Mountain
Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree Theatre at Theatr Clwyd
reviewed by Victor Hallett, July-26-17
read 93 times

review of MARTIN  CREED TALK AND SONGS ; click here to read the full review

A Modern Artist Takes Centre Stage
MARTIN CREED TALK AND SONGS
MARTIN CREED at CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE
reviewed by David Cox, July-26-17
read 78 times

review of F.E.A.R. ; click here to read the full review

An astonishing state of the nation performance
F.E.A.R.
Mr & Mrs Clark at Chapter Arts Centre
reviewed by David Cox, July-23-17
read 133 times

review of SERVICE ! ; click here to read the full review

“ More Rollicking Hotel Fun”
SERVICE !
Clock Tower Theatre Company Infini Productions at AJ’s Coffee Shop Cardiff
reviewed by David Cox, July-23-17
read 321 times

review of Brexit Shorts: Wales, Mansfield & Moss Side ; click here to read the full review

“I am the agent of chaos": Round-up & Overview
Brexit Shorts: Wales, Mansfield & Moss Side
Headlong at The Guardian
reviewed by Adam Somerset, July-13-17
read 111 times

review of Unity Festival ; click here to read the full review

In the Critical Desert of Wales
Unity Festival
Hijinx at Caernarfon
reviewed by Adam Somerset, July-11-17
read 135 times

 

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