Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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Review: Do You Think That’s Wise? The Life and Times...

Picture John Le Mesurier and you're likely to conjure up the image of him in the uniform of the Home Guard in his guise...

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...