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 Merchant of Venice ; click here to read the full review

A MAZE ING !
The Merchant of Venice
Welsh National Opera at Wales Millennium Centre
reviewed by Michael Kelligan, September-16-16
read 166 times

review of Saturday Night Forever/ Rotterdam  ; click here to read the full review

Good New Writing & Bad Theatre Commentary
Saturday Night Forever/ Rotterdam
Aberystwyth Arts Centre & Joio/ Hartshorn-Hook & Associates at Underbelly Med Quad Edinburgh /Trafalgar Studio London
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-28-16
read 122 times

review of Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead  ; click here to read the full review

Dystopian Take on “Peanuts”
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
Troupe of Herded Cats at The Space on Niddry Street, Edinburgh
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-26-16
read 113 times

review of Mandela Trilogy ; click here to read the full review

Vigorous and compelling theatre!
Mandela Trilogy
Cape Town Opera and the Wales Millennium Centre at Wales Millennium Centre
reviewed by Michael Kelligan, August-25-16
read 129 times

review of Footloose ; click here to read the full review

Young Cast, Colossal Energy and High Cheer
Footloose
Sell a Door Theatre Company at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-23-16
read 150 times

review of WONDERMAN ; click here to read the full review

From the Edinburgh Fringe WONDERMAN - UNDERBELLY POTTEROW TUESDAY 9TH AUGUST - ROALD DAHL LIVES
WONDERMAN
Gagglebable at UNDERBELLY POTTEROW
reviewed by DAVID COX, August-21-16
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review of Follow Me ; click here to read the full review

Another four stars for another company of Wales
Follow Me
Cwmni Franwen at Pleasance Courtyard
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-21-16
read 205 times

review of Oh Hello! ; click here to read the full review

“Jamie Rees sparkling...subtlety of Peter Doran’s direction”
Oh Hello!
The Torch at Assembly George Square Studios
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-20-16
read 123 times

review of Into the Water ; click here to read the full review

"One of the best at the Fringe...strong technique and sleek assurance...wittily sharp...very funny"
Into the Water
Up and Over It & Chapter with Coreo Cymru & Theatr Iolo at The Space at Surgeon's Hall
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-19-16
read 150 times

review of Alix in Wundergarten ; click here to read the full review

“A mesmerizing performance by François Pandolfo...directed with passion by Angharad Lee”
Alix in Wundergarten
difficult/stage & the Other Room at Underbelly Med Quad
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-19-16
read 156 times

review of Gulliver's Travels ; click here to read the full review

“The performances are a joy...the puppetry well-directed and clever”
Gulliver's Travels
Familia de la Noche at Pleasance Courtyard
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-18-16
read 138 times

review of Saturday Night Forever ; click here to read the full review

“Pitch-perfect performance of a tragic story of love and loss”
Saturday Night Forever
Joio and Aberystwyth Arts Centre at Underbelly Med Quad
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-17-16
read 97 times

review of En Folkefiende ; click here to read the full review

“Compelling theatrical experience..courageous, engaging and powerful performance”
En Folkefiende
Squint & RCWMD at Pleasance Dome
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-16-16
read 130 times

review of A Regular Little Houdini  ; click here to read the full review

“Daniel Llewelyn-Williams enchanting and funny...charismatic performance”
A Regular Little Houdini
Flying Bridge Theatre Company at Pleasance Dome
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-15-16
read 97 times

review of A Good Clean Heart ; click here to read the full review

"A Fine Achievement”
A Good Clean Heart
Neontopia & Wales Millennium Centre at Underbelly, Cowgate
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-14-16
read 101 times

review of Meet Fred ; click here to read the full review

"Brilliant and hilariously devised adult puppet theatre"
Meet Fred
Hijinx at Summerhall
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-13-16
read 94 times

review of Wonderman ; click here to read the full review

Four stars for “fiery mashup” of Dahl for adults at Edinburgh
Wonderman
Gagglebaggle & National Theatre Wales at Underbelly, Potterow
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-12-16
read 122 times

review of How to Win Against History ; click here to read the full review

The Stage: “Exuberant, smart, strange and quirky”
How to Win Against History
Seiriol Davies, Pontio & Aine Flanagan Productions at Assembly George Square
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-11-16
read 106 times

review of Eat. Sleep. Bathe. Repeat. ; click here to read the full review

High Praise for "Extremely Talented" Josh Day
Eat. Sleep. Bathe. Repeat.
Act One- Cardiff University at Space on the Mile
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-10-16
read 84 times

review of Love, Lies and Taxidermy ; click here to read the full review

Lyn Gardner: “Alan Harris spins a piece of very funny popular theatre”
Love, Lies and Taxidermy
Paines Plough, Sherman Cymru & Theatr Clwyd at Roundabout @ Summerhall
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-09-16
read 114 times

review of Yuri ; click here to read the full review

“Definitely not to miss. An original, unforgettable experience” : five-star critical kick-off
Yuri
August 012 at Underbelly Cowgate
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-08-16
read 107 times

review of The Erpingham Camp ; click here to read the full review

Mayhem and Madcap Mischief
The Erpingham Camp
Louche Theatre at Morlan Centre Aberystwyth
reviewed by Adam Somerset, August-07-16
read 497 times

review of  ALIX IN WUNDERGARTEN ; click here to read the full review

Unpredictable Joyous madness
ALIX IN WUNDERGARTEN
Francois Pandolo at Chapter
reviewed by DAVID COX, August-04-16
read 213 times

review of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ; click here to read the full review

Truly Scrumptious
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Music and Lyrics Ltd. and West Yorkshire Playhouse at Wales Millennium Centre
reviewed by Michael Kelligan, August-03-16
read 154 times

review of James and the Giant Peach ; click here to read the full review

Roald Rules
James and the Giant Peach
Sell a Door Theatre Company at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
reviewed by Adam Somerset, July-29-16
read 127 times

 

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