Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Proving you don’t need elaborate sets and amazing special effects to put on a jolly good stage show, Dirty Dusting, with its saucy-seaside-postcard-style humour arrived at The Playhouse in Weston-super-Mare last night (Tuesday), to rapturous applause.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The perfect way to keep your little darlings entertained during a school holiday in winter came in the form of a lively schoolboy whose colourful hot-dog bedecked car crashed into Bristol’s Hippodrome last night (Wednesday).

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

It would be absolutely criminal if the hilarious comedy scripts of Galton and Simpson never saw the light of day again after their initial airing in the 1950s, so I was pleased to see the grumpy ramblings they wrote with well-known comedian Tony Hancock are being brought to a whole new audience, by way of a touring stage show.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Horrible Histories is a well-known series of books which have been made into a TV series and now theatre productions which bring the past in all its gruesome glory to life for children in a fun and humorous way, so they do not realise they are actually learning.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

It’s that time of year again – oh yes it is! – when flamboyant costumes, dazzling sets and cheesy comedy are the order of the day so, getting into the festive spirit last night (Tuesday), I ventured forth with my 10-year-old son into panto-land at The Bristol Hippodrome.

Friday, November 30, 2018

I am fortunate to be able to see a lot of live theatre in my job but before last night I had not attended a completely improvised show before so I was a bit apprehensive about seeing Murder She Didn’t Write at Weston-super-Mare’s Tropicana, as I didn’t know what to expect.

Monday, November 5, 2018

I was so privileged to see my childhood idol, the irrepressible Toyah, perform at Bristol’s Fleece on Thursday evening as I had never seen her sing her own songs live before, despite being a fan since I was 11.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

A fascinating glimpse into the extraordinary life of Suggs, frontman of revered ska band Madness, was given to a riveted audience at Weston-super-Mare’s Playhouse Theatre last night (Tuesday).

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Weston Operatic Society is feline delighted after tickets for all five shows of its four-day run of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats, which opened at The Playhouse last night (Wednesday), completely sold out for the first time ever.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

If you have children you need to ‘Move It, Move It’ to witness the colourful and hilarious spectacle which is Madagascar The Musical which opened at The Hippodrome, in Bristol, last night (Tuesday).

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

It is always lovely to relive your childhood so I was especially excited to see a stage production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang open at The Bristol Hippodrome last night (Tuesday).

Friday, August 10, 2018

A loveable green ogre bellowed his way into The Hippodrome theatre this week as the smash hit West End show Shrek The Musical returned to Bristol.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Being one of a minority of people it seems who have never seen the film, I had no expectations when I attended the opening night of An Officer And A Gentleman – The Musical at the Bristol Hippodrome last night.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

When the sun sets in Weston it is often at its prettiest, with the twinkling seafront lights and avenue of brightly-lit bars and restaurants. So go for a moonlit stroll or try one of these suggestions:

Friday, May 18, 2018

We all hope the sun stays out when we book a trip to the sea or countryside but if storm clouds loom there is no reason to be gloomy with these ten fun things to do in and around Weston and North Somerset.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Even if you are not the biggest fan of one of the most iconic bands of our generation there are so many layers to the new hit musical The Band, which opened at Bristol’s Hippodrome last night, that it is most definitely still worth catching.

Monday, April 16, 2018

I have been to many Indie music gigs in my time but I have never been to one where an orchestra and choir shared the stage as they did at Bristol’s Colston Hall on Friday evening.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Menopause – The Musical arrived at The Playhouse, in Weston-super-Mare, on Saturday, providing exactly what it says on the tin.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Features writer Karen Richards travelled to the German city of Düsseldorf to see the heady sights, sample the cuisine and soak up its 24-hour culture.

Friday, April 6, 2018

The county is well-known for its gorgeous cheese and scrumptious cider but where should you go if you wish to sample and buy these or any of the other delicious food and drink made in Somerset?

Monday, April 2, 2018

Here is a list of the main events which should keep your diary full and give you lots of ideas of how and when you should plan your visit to our fabulous area:

Thursday, March 15, 2018

When I booked to see Cilla The Musical which opened at Bristol’s Hippodrome last night I wondered how they would condense the 2014 TV drama about the meteoric rise of singer and presenter Cilla Black, which spanned several hours, into a two and a half-hour theatre show.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A new bar which opened its doors in Weston last month is hosting live music starting tomorrow night.

Friday, December 1, 2017

It might not be the most exciting thing on your to do list on the run up to the festive season but it could be a disaster if you do not look after the mode of transport which will be ferrying around cards and gifts to friends and family come Christmas Eve.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wow. I am not clowning around when I say I am not quite sure where to begin, other than what a strange and surreal show landed at the Bristol Hippodrome last night.

Friday, November 10, 2017

A show packed with love, hope and laughter, while challenging the perception of what it means to be an adult in an ever-changing world, certainly left people looking inwardly while leaving a Bristol theatre last night.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Flash, bang, wallop, what a performance when Weston Operatic Society’s production of Half A Sixpence opened at The Playhouse last night.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

A supermarket manager and mother-of-two from Worle is hitting the heady heights of the Himalayas during a gruelling 15-day charity trek which began on Saturday.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage oozed sex appeal all over the Bristol Hippodrome stage last night as its mesmerising choreography left the first-night audience sashaying out of the building at the end of an amazing and totally feel-good show.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

They say that laughter is the best medicine and this theory was put to the ultimate test last night at the Bristol Hippodrome.

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