The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Patch of Blue Theatre Company are one of most professional youth groups I have ever had the pleasure of watching and their performance of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee… 

Leonce and Lena

Leonce and Lena

This modern adaptation of Buchner’s 1895 play by the Lincoln Company was an interesting re-working of the satiric comedy. 

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

It is easy to forget how bleak and ominous the stories of the Brothers Grimm really are until we are presented with them in later life. 

Billy The Mime

Billy The Mime

Billy the Mime is no stereotypical French man trying to climb out of an invisible box. 

Brazil! Brazil! Presents Favela Funk Party

Brazil! Brazil! Presents Favela Funk Party

As I followed the sound of salsa music into the grand ballroom at The Assembly Rooms, I have to admit I felt a little underdressed in jeans and trainers. 

Bowling and Todd +1

Bowling and Todd +1

Part of PBH’s Free Fringe, Bowling and Todd + 1 is a comedy show in the underground space of the Cabaret Voltaire that is well worth a watch. 

World War Wonderful!

World War Wonderful!

The Wonderful Sisters are a singing trio cabaret act from Australia who welcome us to their show with a charming three part harmony song, ‘Down in Louisiana. 

Max Dickins: This Will Only Take A Moment...

Max Dickins: This Will Only Take A Moment...

Sharply clad in a waistcoat and red trousers, or as he describes himself dressing like ‘a gay snooker player,’ Max Dickens certainly looks the part. 

Queue

Queue

Intrigued by a piece of theatre exploring the ins and outs of the great British phenomenon of queuing, I was disappointed by West Horizons’ original scripted performance, which c… 

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Cheepiyak Theatre Company present their adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s well loved classic ‘The Jungle Book. 

People Show 121: The Detective Show

People Show 121: The Detective Show

The People Show 121 delivers an hour of captivating truly British murder mystery fun in this charming three-person show. 

The McLough-Hess Monster

The McLough-Hess Monster

The Jekyll and Hyde bar is a fantastically atmospheric location for any show and gave the perfect cosy yet still spooky setting to this stand up comedy gig. 

Alexis Dubus: Cars & Girls

Alexis Dubus: Cars & Girls

Alexis Dubus opened his show by telling us that what we were going to watch was a stand up comedy act that is built around a storytelling structure. 

Danceforms' 60th International Choreographers' Showcase

Danceforms' 60th International Choreographers' Showcase

Holding the attention of an audience for an hour of dance, especially with a mish-mash of different styles, can be a challenge. 

Breathless - A Dramatic Cantata

Breathless - A Dramatic Cantata

Sitting with an audience of six, I wasn’t exactly hopeful about the one-man meltdown I was about to witness. 

Mostellaria (The Haunted House)

Mostellaria (The Haunted House)

Part of the American High School Theatre Festival, Scarlett High School from Canada present Platus’ 200 B. 

The Wheelchair on My Face

The Wheelchair on My Face

It’s always easy to be sceptical about a one-man or one-woman show, as holding the attention of an audience on your own is no easy task. 

Slice by Mel Giedroyc

Slice by Mel Giedroyc

Slice is Mel Giedroyc’s debut play, a story based around cake, three sisters and their dying mother. 

Flamenco Roots

Flamenco Roots

A lone man and his guitar sit on a small stage of a lecture theatre as I waited to see what Garcia’s Flamenco Flow had in store for me. 

Captain Codless and the Legend of Plunge Island

Captain Codless and the Legend of Plunge Island

Whilst queuing to get into the quaint venue at C Too, a grubby looking pirate gave me a poke and asked me if I was the one producing that ‘vile stench. 

Ian Fox - Shutter Monkey (The Comedy Show With Pictures) - Free

Ian Fox - Shutter Monkey (The Comedy Show With Pictures) - Free

Part of the Laughing Horse Free Festival, comedian and photographer Ian Fox delivers an hour of very amusing entertainment through a selection of photos. 

I Heart Peterborough

I Heart Peterborough

The sultry tones of Billie Holliday’s I’ll Be Seeing You welcome us into the auditorium of Pleasance Courtyard. 

The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk

The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk

Sitting cross-legged on a little blue section of carpet, with clumps of other children around me, I felt transported back to my days at primary school, excited to see what was in s…