REVIEW: ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ – The Apollo Players

The Apollo’s December production is, unlike most current shows, nothing to do with Christmas, but its subject matter is almost as familiar as the nativity story to those over a certain age, as the script is derived from various episodes of the hugely popular TV series of the same name, cleverly stitched together to form…

REVIEW: A Bunch of Amateurs – RedTIE Theatre Company

If you are looking for a really entertaining piece of drama, you could do far worse than to go along to the Apollo Theatre this evening (Saturday) to catch the final performance of ‘A Bunch of Amateurs’. From the applause and comments after the show, last night’s audience would agree.

REVIEW: Forget-Me-Knot – The Apollo Players

Photograph, courtesy of Paul Jennings, shows Amy Burns as Mrs Monroe and Drew Adcock as – perhaps – Robert Zeinfeld. One of the hardest things for an actor is holding the audience’s interest alone on stage without speaking – and for the first few minutes of ‘Forget-Me-Knot’, that is exactly the task of Simon Lynch;…

REVIEW: The History Boys – redTIE Theatre

I was seventeen and fresh-faced from GCSEs when my new A-Level Literature teacher handed out copies of ‘The History Boys.’ They say you should never judge a work by its cover, but the school photo of the 2006 cast looked set to plunge me into agony over what seemed to be a dry play about…