A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Storyhouse Chester

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Chester Storyhouse Review by Lew Baxter On first entering the auditorium for this brand new production of Shakespeare’s well loved comedic creation it could be presumed by some that they had stumbled into the wrong room, as the stage is bare and dark apart from a startling red drum kit…

RENT Musical

REVIEW: Rent

Review: RENT Theatre Clwyd by Lew Baxter SINCE the wildly anarchic rock musical ‘Rent’ hit the New York stage with a crash, bang, wallop in 1996 it has turned into a cult of some magnitude and its co-creator and writer Jonathan Larson has become a minor legend, although he sadly died before witnessing its ultimate triumph. It is…

Things I Know To Be True (photography by Manuel Harlan)

REVIEW: Things I Know To Be True

REVIEW: Things I Know To Be True Liverpool Playhouse By Peter Grant Life is too short. .. how many times have we heard that? Or it’s not a bowl of cherries or bed of roses. Our dreams can sometimes turn into nightmares. Writer Andrew Bovell’s bitter-sweet play, premiered in Adelaide in May, is now touring the UK with…