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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 On Criticism & Critics ; click here to read the full review

Who Speaks for Art?
On Criticism & Critics
Two Arts Review Programmes at BBC Radio Wales & Network
reviewed by Adam Somerset, January-25-20
read 19 times

review of Peter Pan ; click here to read the full review

Ever Young
Peter Pan
The Wardens at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
reviewed by Adam Somerset, January-21-20
read 280 times

review of Radio Arts Feature ; click here to read the full review

2019 Arts Retrospective: High Confidence & Character
Radio Arts Feature
The Review of the Year Show at BBC Radio Wales
reviewed by Adam Somerset, January-18-20
read 78 times

review of Peter Pan ; click here to read the full review

A bastion of traditional festive entertainment in Ceredigion
Peter Pan
The Aberystwyth Wardens at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
reviewed by Alan Rock, January-14-20
read 703 times

review of  A Journey to Vienna  ; click here to read the full review

Mary Elizabeth Williams sparkles in WNO concert filled with Viennese delights.
A Journey to Vienna
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera at The Riverfront, Newport,
reviewed by James Ellis, January-14-20
read 82 times

review of On Criticism & Critics ; click here to read the full review

Lessons from a Critical Year
On Criticism & Critics
My Critical 2019 at Theatre in Wales
reviewed by Adam Somerset, January-12-20
read 63 times

review of The King and I ; click here to read the full review

“Whistle a Happy Tune”
The King and I
The Lincoln Center – New York at Wales Millennium Centre
reviewed by Michael Kelligan , January-09-20
read 54 times

review of My Year of Theatre ; click here to read the full review

Theatre Matters Over the Border
My Year of Theatre
Drama, Comedy, Musicals at Theatre Beyond Wales in 2019
reviewed by Adam Somerset, January-05-20
read 107 times

review of My Year of Theatre ; click here to read the full review

Looking Strong
My Year of Theatre
My Year in Theatre at Wales & Beyond
reviewed by Adam Somerset, January-01-20
read 126 times

review of Cats ; click here to read the full review

Tom Hooper’s film version of the mega hit musical is a futile, wretched fever dream with huge cult potential.
Cats
Tom Hooper at Chapter
reviewed by James Ellis, December-28-19
read 252 times

review of Critical Christmas Cracker ; click here to read the full review

"Give up wanting to be liked, live with imposter syndrome, love what you do"
Critical Christmas Cracker
Spice & Nice Comment at The Arts in 2019 2nd Half
reviewed by Adam Somerset, December-24-19
read 118 times

review of Critical Christmas Cracker ; click here to read the full review

Spicy Comment from 2019 First Half
Critical Christmas Cracker
Thirteen Cheering Items at Commentary on Culture
reviewed by Adam Somerset, December-22-19
read 153 times

review of On Criticism & Critics ; click here to read the full review

Criticism's Shrinking, Culture's Loss
On Criticism & Critics
Michael Billington at Theatre Criticism
reviewed by Adam Somerset, December-17-19
read 149 times

review of It's a Wonderful Life ; click here to read the full review

Cheer and a Tear for End of Year
It's a Wonderful Life
Lighthouse Theatre at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
reviewed by Adam Somerset, December-15-19
read 232 times

review of A Political Diary ; click here to read the full review

My 2019 Election Part 4: November 20th to the End
A Political Diary
Election Diary at Westminster General Election
reviewed by Adam Somerset, December-13-19
read 38 times

review of Jack and the Beanstalk ; click here to read the full review

. The Rock 'n' Roll Panto by Christian Patterson.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Theatre Clwyd at
reviewed by Victor Hallett, December-13-19
read 137 times

review of The Curious Muchness Of Stuff And Nonsense  ; click here to read the full review

Another Classic Given The Hijinx Odyssey Treatment".
The Curious Muchness Of Stuff And Nonsense
Hijinx Odyssey Theatre at Weston Studio - Millennium Centre
reviewed by David and Dan, December-11-19
read 100 times

review of Cinderella  ; click here to read the full review

“THE FAIRY GODMOTHER OF ALL PANTOMIMES”
Cinderella
Qdos at New Theatre Cardiff
reviewed by Michael Kelligan , December-10-19
read 137 times

review of The Ugly Duckling ; click here to read the full review

QUACKING ALONG WITH WARMTH AND LAUGHTER.
The Ugly Duckling
Sherman Theatre at Sherman Theatre Cardiff
reviewed by Michael Kelligan , December-07-19
read 117 times

review of The Snow Queen ; click here to read the full review

“A SPECTACULAR NEW CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE FOR EVERYONE”
The Snow Queen
Sherman Theatre Company at Sherman Theatre
reviewed by Michael Kelligan, December-04-19
read 122 times

review of Meeting Gorbachev ; click here to read the full review

Werner Herzog’s latest documentary presents an enticing and sympathetic perspective on the life & work of the Soviet Union’s last leader.
Meeting Gorbachev
Director: Werner Herzog at Chapter
reviewed by James Ellis, December-01-19
read 147 times

review of Les Miserables  ; click here to read the full review

“DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING ?”
Les Miserables
Cameron Mackintosh at Wales Millennium Centre
reviewed by Michael Kelligan , November-29-19
read 134 times

review of Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff) ; click here to read the full review

Both Love and Craft in a Show Like No Other
Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff)
Carys Eleri & Wales Millennium Centre at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
reviewed by Adam Somerset, November-28-19
read 253 times

review of Hela- the Critical Round-up ; click here to read the full review

“The Other Room leading where other theatre companies, particularly the larger ones, are lagging”
Hela- the Critical Round-up
The Other Room at Porters
reviewed by Adam Somerset, November-25-19
read 154 times

review of A Political Diary ; click here to read the full review

"A bit of me says, can't help liking him.”
A Political Diary
Election Diary Week 3 at Westminster General Election
reviewed by Adam Somerset, November-25-19
read 79 times

 

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