Review: Macbeth, presented by Castle Park Theatre

This year, a production of Macbeth feels like the old adage about buses: you wait [...]

Review: Macbeth at the Headgate Theatre

Paul T. Davies reviews Macbeth, presented by Colchester Theatre Group, at the Headgate Theatre. These [...]

Review: Educating Rita at the Headgate Theatre

Finding the Authentic Self: Educating Rita at the Headgate Theatre. Launching R Bland Productions comes [...]

Review: Ghosts at the Headgate Theatre

In Ibsen’s 1882 classic, the sins of the father inherited by the son are explored [...]

Wilde About Alfie: A Man of No Importance

This beautiful, small-scale musical is given a perfectly judged staging by Headgate Theatre Productions. A [...]

Review: Snake in The Grass at The Headgate Theatre

For their first production of the year, Headgate Theatre Productions present a late Ayckbourn, written [...]

Review: My Fair Lady at The Mercury Theatre

Paul T. Davies reviews My Fair Lady at the Mercury Theatre, presented by Colchester Operatic [...]

Applauding a New Initiative: Treatment at Headgate Theatre

All credit to the Headgate Theatre for always seeking new ways to stage work and [...]

Paul T. Davies reviews Miss Mimple Meets the Ice Wolf at the Headgate

A firm favourite with audiences throughout East Anglia, Common Ground Theatre Company creates hilarious parodies [...]

Winnie Brady, age 4, gives ‘Me…’ at the Mercury a Big Two Thumbs Up review

A Little Angel Theatre production adapted from the book by Emma Dodd, “Me…” tells the [...]

Sleeping Beauty at The Mercury Theatre ★★★★★

As traditional as the presents you politely receive and will regift as soon as you [...]

The Paulies – The Winners 2023

So here they are; I’ve made my decisions! The standard of so-called amateur theatre in [...]

The Paulies – 2023 Nominations Announced

It’s that time of the year again, the theatre awards that have no physical prize. [...]

Paul T. Davies reviews Funny Girl at The Headgate Theatre

Made famous by Barbra Streisand in the movie, Fanny Brice is a challenging role based [...]

Paul T. Davies reviews Vanya and Sonia and Marsha and Spike at Headgate Theatre

Christopher Durang’s play, presented by Headgate Theatre Productions and 3wishes, spoofs on the work of [...]

Murder, Margaret and Me reviewed by Paul T. Davies

Colchester Theatre Group present an intriguing play by Phillip Meeks concerning the meeting and growing [...]

School of Rock at the Mercury Theatre – reviewed by Paul T. Davies

Packed to the rafters with a hugely entertained audience with an incredible amount of talent [...]

Paul T. Davies reviews The Mill On The Floss at The Headgate Theatre

George Elliot’s classic novel comes to life in this adaptation by Helen Edmundson, in a [...]

Paul T. Davies reviews The Addams Family Musical at the Headgate Theatre

The Addams Family are riding high at the moment, mainly due to the Netflix hit [...]