Bristol Theatre Reviews
Reviews of theatre shows in Bristol and North Somerset
In this section we share detailed show reviews including:-
– Major UK tours like War Horse, Shrek and Wicked
– Christmas pantomimes
– Local productions by companies like BLOC and The Portishead Players
AGE SUITABILITY GUIDES
Finding out whether a show will be suitable for your child’s age group can be a challenge so, where possible, we include our popular age suitability guidance, based on our own family experiences.
Multi-award-winning, BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, is now touring the UK and is currently showing at the Bristol Hippodrome. Does the show live up to its name? Is it suitable for children? What’s the plot? Is it worth a visit? Find out more in our full BEAUTIFUL THE MUSICAL REVIEW, complete with story synopsis, show highlights, age suitability guide and our verdict!
Multi-award-winning, Matilda the Musical, is now touring the UK. With memorable songs, amazing performances (especially by the children) and little girls being spun around by their pigtails, surely Matilda will be a hit!
Whatever your mood, you’ll be on a high by the end of this show. Read our Kinky Boots review which features a backstage tour, RED 6 inch stilettos & Lola, our favourite transvestite!
With promises of romance, heartbreak and helicopters, Miss Saigon is currently showing at The Bristol Hippodrome as part of the UK and Ireland Tour. If you fancy a trip to the theatre but aren’t sure whether Miss Saigon is the show for you, check out this review which includes story synopsis, age suitability, background on the cast, link to buying tickets, fun facts and figures and our verdict on this new production. Read our Miss Saigon review for all the gen!
The Band is a new musical featuring Five to Five, the winners of the BBCs “Let it Shine” series. It tells the story of teenage fans growing up with the music of a boyband providing the backing track. Read about this new show plus age suitability guide in The Band Musical review.