Review

Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre

Tango Moderno

  Tango Moderno at Oxford’s New Theatre, is simply great! It’s a great piece of family entertainment for all ages. It reminds me of the music and dance shows based on the particular theme, so […]

Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre

Nutcracker at Oxford’s New Theatre

A review by Nicholas Newman With its glittering set, fairy-tale transformations and stage wizardry, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker is perfect for bringing the magic of the festive season to the stage – small wonder that this tale […]

Oxford, Review, Theatre

Warhorse at the New Theatre Oxford

A review by Nicholas Newman Warhorse is a different type of stage production, there is much to recommend it. Many in the audience including the impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner were full of expectation before […]

Going Out, Julia Gasper, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss

A review by Julia Gasper Welsh National Opera at New Theatre Oxford.   Strauss’s insouciant operetta is a treat at any time of year, but especially suitable for Christmas as the plot revolves around a […]

Going Out, Julia Gasper, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre

Jack and the Beanstalk, Pantomime at Oxford Playhouse

A review by Julia Gasper Oxford Playhouse has put on a lot of excellent pantomimes over the past years, but while the lead performers in this one – Ricky Oakley as a handsome, nice though […]

Opera, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review

FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD by Janáček.

Welsh National Opera at New Theatre, Oxford. A review by Julia Gasper     The Czech composer Leos Janáček based this opera on Dostoevsky’s dark novel written after his own personal experience of life – […]

Oxford, Review, Theatre

Son of a Preacher Man New Theatre Oxford

A review by Nicholas Newman of Son of a Preacher Man at the New Theatre Oxford If you’re looking for a great entertaining musical show full of life, then SON OF A PREACHER MAN is just […]

Julia Gasper, Review

TIM SMITH Piano Recital 16th September 2017

A review by Julia Gasper Oxford can be proud of Tim Smith, who went from here to study piano at the Birmingham Conservatoire three years ago. He has emerged a confident and dazzling pianist with […]

Going Out, Oxford, Review

Alice in Wonderland gets the musical treatment

A review by Justyna Olszowa   (20 February 2017) Wonderland the Musical came to Oxford’s New Theatre. Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. […]

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Penclic Mini Keyboard C2 (Wired)

Nicholas Newman As a journalist, I use my laptop a lot when out of the office. You will find me word processing at a variety of locations including at conferences, press conferences, in trains and […]