REVIEW: PETE ‘N’ KEELEY (Tristan Bates Theatre) ★★★★★

Pete ‘n’ Keely: A Musical By James Hindman and Mark Waldrop was first published early in 2002 and the first performance occurred, off Broadway, in December 2002. The show was an immediate hit with both the public and the critics. “The brightest, happiest and most entertaining show in town” according to Rex Reed of the […]

REVIEW: THE SORROWS OF SATAN (Tristan Bates Theatre) ★★★★

Would you resist fame, riches and love if all you had to do was accept the offer? Despairingly poor playwright Geoffrey Tempest (Simon Willmont) owns nothing but the clothes he is wearing and the script of his musical play “The Sorrows of Satan”, based on the story of Faust. He skulks his way to a […]

REVIEW: THE DOPPEL GANG (Tristan Bates Theatre) ★★★★

The Doppel Gang is a failing, discouraged theatre company, working in a crumbling old theatre, with just a week to go until they have to permanently close down due to lack of punters. The company try pretending that they have more actors than they actually do, with quick costume changes and changed voices, but to no […]

Applications now open for a fourth season of FROM PAGE TO STAGE 2016

From Page to Stage is a season of musical theatre dedicated to showcasing new musical work in development to an audience, to gain feedback and create new opportunities for the artists involved. Now in its fourth year, and following its most successful season to date in 2015 at the Tristan Bates Theatre, Aria Entertainment is […]

REVIEW: The Ghost Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore (Tristan Bates Theatre)

A portmanteau horror for the stage in the style of films such as Tales From the Crypt and The Vault of Horror, sounds like the neatest idea ever. But while this collection from some of our most notable horror writers, directed by Sean Hogan, has some thoroughly enjoyable moments, it runs out of steam later […]

Safe Sex/On Tidy Endings

Safe Sex and On Tidy Endings are two short plays, written by Harvey Fierstein, focusing on the subject of AIDS. Safe Sex – a play about two men, one of which is so horrified by the thought of a new disease called AIDS, that he is scared to be touched by his partner without first consulting […]

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