REVIEW: Hansel and Gretel and the Witch Baba Yaga (St Paul’s Church) ★★★★

Everyone loves fairytales. There’s the right amount of tension, angst and moral, but good tends to triumph over evil. And if we ignore Disney’s sugarcoated happy endings, this usually involves a gruesome end for the so-called baddie. Which children and adults secretly enjoy. Did anyone feel sympathy for Cinderella’s sisters when their eyes were pecked […]

REVIEW: Treasure Island (St Paul’s Church) ★★★★

“You’re a pirate. Here’s your armband.” Err, no I think you’ll find it’s a bandana. With my aaaarmband (sorry) firmly tied around my head, as befitting a fierce pirate I was ready for action. Iris Theatre is always a treat for the senses and Treasure Island brought its audience something slightly different – an immersive […]


Musical, magical madness. There is no other way to describe one of Iris Theatre’s Shakespearean productions – each summer they brave all weathers to bring the bard to the people via a promenade piece. They never fail to disappoint and Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Amy Draper, is no different. Claudio and Hero fall […]

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