Thursday, April 25, 2019
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Swindon Fringe Review – Death – A Romantic Comedy & Everything...

The Swindon Fringe finished last night with two welcome returnees from previous Festivals.  Two poets and performers replete with a glee, appreciation and love for...

Swindon Fringe Review – Harvey Greenfield is Running Late and Bedsitland...

At Artsite, on Wednesday night, I sat down to witness a double bill of original plays that paired together like Port and Stilton.  Like...

Swindon Fringe Review – Taxidermicon and Andrew White: Retirement Tour –...

The Swindon Fringe Festival is in full swing.  Or should that be full "Swinge"? No, not that.  Not "full Swinge".  That would never catch on. ...

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...