Vikki Stone: Instrumental

Vikki Stone
By Ron Bingham This is a change from Vikki’s show last year, as Vikki pays tribute to her dad. At the start, the audience sees a stage filled with a wide variety of musical instruments set up ready to play. Vikki enters and, in a very fast paced delivery,...

Kitten Killers

Kitten Killers
By Ron Bingham I’m not sure whether I should be encouraging people to come and see this show or I should be calling for some men in white coats to take them somewhere safe and secure. This mid-afternoon show is full of violence (possibly involving weapons and small fluffy...

The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Bite Size Breakfast
By Ron Bingham What a lovely start to the day. On the way in (and be warned that the audience is let in early), you are given tea/coffee, a croissant and fresh strawberries. The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show is referring to bite-sized comedic plays of around ten minutes each....

Miss Glory Pearl: The Naked Stand-Up

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By Ron Bingham OK, your host will be standing on stage naked from the start to the finish, but you will not be required to remove any clothing (although if it as hot as it was the night I was there, that could be a disappointment). Miss Glory starts...

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

Space Vixens
By Ron Bingham This is a tale of black murder, love, lust, revenge and justice told in song and dance, with loud rock music, flashing lights, smoke machines and sparkly costumes with a sexy cast. The story concerns Saucy Jack, who has a tavern on another planet. His cabaret...

I Need A Doctor: The Whosical

I need a doctor
By Ron Bingham Ahhh, Doctor Who, the musical, what could go wrong? Well, the BBC could send a cease and desist notice to the performers an hour before the show starts, causing a mad re-write to ensure copyright is not infringed. The sets could be as shoddy and wobbly...

Comedy in the Dark

Comedy in the Dark
By Ron Bingham A very interesting concept, which can be brilliant or not, depending on how much the comedian relies on props, facial expressions, gestures or costume. The host of Comedy in the Dark is Mark Olver and it starts with the lights on (as are the transitions as it...

Café Ruse

Cafe Ruse
By Ron Bingham Four actors playing: a cafe owner, a sick child, a precious artwork, a couple of Nazi handlers of stolen goods, a sexy lady, an ingenue who is a crack codebreaker, a pair of builders who may be more than they appear, an unemployed loser, an incompetent...

Tedfest

TEDFEST
By Ron Bingham Tedfest is a loving celebration of the brilliant Irish 90s sitcom Father Ted and this, as our host Father Joe Dolan explains, is a condensation of the annual four day Tedfest that has been taking place off the West Coast of Ireland for the past nine...

Rachel Parris: Live in Vegas

Live In Paris
By Ron Bingham Rachel Parris: Live in Vegas takes place in the Attic at the Pleasance Courtyard. This is a smallish room up three flights of stairs that has no discernable ventilation. It will get hot. Bring water and something to fan yourself with. For some reason, the staff...