Awful Auntie: More Fart Jokes from David Walliams

  Walking out of Awful Auntie at Venue Cymru last week, I had the same mixed feelings as I did with Gangsta Granny last year. David Walliams’ books, as you’d expect from the Little Britain co-creator, contain an abundance of potty humour. And the stage productions, while deftly put together by the superb Birmingham Stage… Continue reading Awful Auntie: More Fart Jokes from David Walliams

Follies – A Trippy Blend of Pastiche and Tragedy

  It is appropriate to watch a screening of Follies in Colwyn Bay’s Theatr Colwyn; the oldest working cinema in Britain, and the oldest working theatre in Wales. Our venue has a history, and perhaps a few audience members have memories of performing here through the decades. And Follies is a story which concerns, above… Continue reading Follies – A Trippy Blend of Pastiche and Tragedy

Haylo Theatre’s Sisters Seagulls and Sendoffs, at Chester Storyhouse – Review

Sisters, Seagulls and Sendoffs is a play about ideas; ideas that linger in the mind for hours after the performers leave the stage. One only hopes they continue to linger, because for a play about death and grieving, they are brimming with optimism. Much like their previous show, Over the Garden Fence, Haylo Theatre have… Continue reading Haylo Theatre’s Sisters Seagulls and Sendoffs, at Chester Storyhouse – Review

Haylo Theatre’s Over the Garden Fence – Review

  Haylo Theatre, named after its founders Hayley Riley and Louise Evans (Hayley, Louise – Hay-Lo), is a company based in North West England. Their purpose, to quote their website, is to create “bespoke performances and workshops that initiate inter-generational conversations around difficult subjects, such as the impact of health upon the individuals, families and… Continue reading Haylo Theatre’s Over the Garden Fence – Review