Saturday, December 15, 2018
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Review: A Christmas Carol – The Art Centre, Swindon – 3rd...

"Marley was dead to begin with... This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate." Christmas wouldn't...

Darkroom Theatre Company present: ‘Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness’

"Ladies and Gentlemen!  Ruffians and Rowdy-folk!  Plebeians and Proles!  The delirious and dramatic denizens of the Darkroom Theatre desire you to marvel at their...

Review: “Hymns for Robots” at the Shoebox Theatre, Swindon – 9th...

Delia Derbyshire is probably the most influential and pioneering British figures in early electronic music that you've never heard of.  As part of the...

Review: “After Today – A Bill Grundy Story” – at the...

(Quick caveat: the play had to start early due to technical considerations so I missed the beginning.  In the end I decided that I'd...

Preview: “After Today” at the Victoria, Swindon – Wednesday 25th July

On Wednesday night the Victoria in Old Town will be hosting an Edinburgh Fringe preview of a new darkly comedic play: "After Today -...

Review: Spur of the Moment – The Shoebox Theatre, Swindon –...

Another night of the longest, hottest summer of living memory.  On the walk to Theatre Square last night I passed a camel train plodding...

Review: FUSE Festival Night 2 – The Shoebox, Swindon – Saturday...

It was another warm day, leading into another warm night through which I walked to the Shoebox Theatre for the second night of their...
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Review: Fred, Ted, Jack & Harold – The Art Centre, Swindon...

It was quite warm in the Art Centre last night.  Very warm, in fact.  I could hear my kidneys sweating.  I started mumbling in...

FUSE Festival – 6th to 7th July 2018

Since launching in February 2017, the Shoebox Theatre has fast become Swindon’s go-to space for performance training and contemporary theatre and is always looking...

FOL: Peggy Seeger “On the First Time Ever” – Art Centre,...

I don't mind admitting that I was utterly bewitched by Peggy Seeger during her appearance as part of the Swindon Festival of Literature last...