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Darkroom Theatre Company present: “Can’t Pay! Won’t Pay!” by Dario Fo.

Darkroom Theatre Company started as owner of Darkroom Espresso, Will Davies, and Drama Practitioner, Olly Webb harboured an insatiable desire to perform and produce...
The Unbinding

The Unbinding – at the Shoebox Theatre, Swindon – Tuesday 31st...

Swindon's Wrong Shoes Theatre Company have developed a well-earned reputation for eclectic, bold and sometimes uncompromising original productions and - true to form -...

The Thinking Drinkers’ History of Alcohol – at the Art Centre,...

'I feel that it's only fair to confess that I'm writing this review in a state of profound inebriation.  "Plus ça change", I hear...

Much Ado About Puffin – at the Shoebox Theatre, Swindon –...

Before I go any further: what a great title!  Who doesn't like a good pun involving sea birds and Shakespeare?  Admittedly I can't think...

The Girl who was Swallowed by a Giant – at the...

On the stage a diffident and bespectacled young woman is sat on a bench, waiting for a train.  Around her are her belongings consisting...

The Swindonian at the Edinburgh Fringe – Phil Wang: Kinabalu

Phil Wang is possibly better known, among those who know, as a member of the award-winning sketch comedy collective 'Daphne' (currently featuring on Radio...

The Swindonian at the Edinburgh Fringe – Dad’s Army Radio Hour

The premise of this show is very simple: two actor/impressionists (David Benson and Jack Lane) present a rotating pair of classic Dad's Army radio...

The Swindonian at the Edinburgh Fringe – Fern Brady: Suffer, Fools!

I saw Fern Brady in her 2016 Edinburgh show, "Fern Brady: Male Comedian",  in the same room at the Stand Comedy Club 2 last...

The Swindonian at the Edinburgh Fringe – Stephen Bailey: Can’t Think...

I love going to see comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe, I really do, but some of it can be, for want of a better...

The Swindonian at the Edinburgh Fringe – Mitch Benn: I’m Still...

I should probably preface this review with the disclosure that I think Mitch Benn is one of the truest, funniest and best musical satirists...