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Ichi’s Shop of Musical Experiments – Thursday 16th November

Ichi’s Shop of Musical Experiments – Thursday 16th November

Ichi’s Shop of Musical Experiments   This was a brilliantly quirky and hilarious performance by Ichi from Japan he was a one man band with all sorts of new and invented instruments as well as some ones we would recognise but played in a totally different way. Such an exciting […]

The Snow Baby – Friday 27th October

The Snow Baby – Friday 27th October

The Snow Baby   A show without words but plenty was said through lovely puppetry, expressive storytelling and music. Snow storm, a bear man, Doris, love and a mountain, this show was a little bit of magic.  

Six Wives of Henry VIII – Monday 23rd October

Six Wives of Henry VIII – Monday 23rd October

Six Wives of Henry VIII   These two are just fantastic at what they do, Stu Mcloughlin takes us through all Six wives fantastically while Howard Coggins plays Henry in likeness and in a manner you have no problem relaxing to watch. This was such a funny and well structured […]

Impromptu Shakespeare – Friday 29th September

Impromptu Shakespeare – Friday 29th September

Impromptu Shakespeare   This totally improvised play based on Shakespeare taking their inspiration from audience members suggestions. This particular night the words given were Ring, Brawl, & Sausages so as you can image it was quite impressive how they intertwined these amongst love, comedy & tragedy of a play.  

The Toll, Luke Wright – Saturday 23rd September

The Toll, Luke Wright – Saturday 23rd September

The Toll, Luke Wright   This show by Luke Right felt like a very intimate show, just him and his evoking poetry he took us through time and subjects that we could both relate to and take something away from too. The English language really is a powerful tool in […]

Ballet on the Pier – Sunday 10th September

Ballet on the Pier – Sunday 10th September

Ballet on the Pier   Brought to us by Theatre Orchard & using the stunning location of Clevedon Pier this was a little taste of the dance world right on our door step. Andrei Illiescu danced magnificently for us captivating the audience with his power and grace. Whilst Flora Grant […]

A Theatre Orchard trip to Spoffin!

A Theatre Orchard trip to Spoffin!

Spoffin Street Arts Festival – Amersfoort, 24-27 August   A four day international street arts festival in the old city of Amersfoort in Utrecht. Hmm. This sounds like it could be interesting with a capital FUN. And so, hooking up with other members of the Coasters Touring Network, a couple […]

Tropicana Troubadours meet ‘The Castle Builders’ (June 14 2017)

Tropicana Troubadours meet ‘The Castle Builders’ (June 14 2017)

Meet the Reviewers!  Presenting Theatre Orchard’s Tropicana Troubadours – Young Theatre Makers (and the amazing Mrs Skidmore from Hans Price Academy). Drum roll please…… ‘I have been to the Pier tons of times, scooted down the front, paddled in the sea (even though it’s a bit gross) but I don’t […]

Launching…Tropicana Troubadours – Young Theatre Makers!

Launching…Tropicana Troubadours – Young Theatre Makers!

‘What type of theatre would I like to see?  Well, I haven’t really seen much. Maybe a pantomime at Christmas when I was a kid. I think I would like  something that surprises me, makes me laugh, makes me think.  Something that has music and movement and energy and doesn’t […]

Tortoise Vs Hare – 5th June 2017

Tortoise Vs Hare – 5th June 2017

Theatre Shop Clevedon Tortoise Vs Hare Another fantastic performance from Living Spit, this race set between the characters is hilarious and clever, with an amazingly told story using only songs and rhyme.  This fast pace and funny show had the audience nearly falling off their seats in laughter! I think […]