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Cheryl Markosky

Cheryl Markosky

Hooked on theatre when a student usher at Theatre Calgary in her native Canada, Cheryl champions not only London's West End, but also regional venues. Splitting her time between London and Wiltshire, she believes she's lucky to pick up a number of shows given first runs at Theatre Royal Bath in the West Country. When not happily perched in the stalls, Cheryl writes about property and lifestyle for a number of newspapers and magazines, including The Sunday Times, Country Life, Tempus and Abode2. She's a member of The Society of Authors and London Writers' Club. 




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BWW Review: CHARLIE AND STAN, Theatre Royal Bath PhotoBWW Review: CHARLIE AND STAN, Theatre Royal Bath
Posted: Jul. 21, 2021


BWW Review: THE DRESSER, Theatre Royal Bath PhotoBWW Review: THE DRESSER, Theatre Royal Bath
Posted: Sep. 16, 2021


BWW Review: THE GOOD LIFE, Theatre Royal Bath PhotoBWW Review: THE GOOD LIFE, Theatre Royal Bath
Posted: Oct. 15, 2021


BWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Opera Holland Park PhotoBWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Opera Holland Park
Posted: Aug. 7, 2021


BWW Review: THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, Opera Holland Park PhotoBWW Review: THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, Opera Holland Park
Posted: Aug. 1, 2021


BWW Review: THE LEMON TABLE, Salisbury Playhouse PhotoBWW Review: THE LEMON TABLE, Salisbury Playhouse
Posted: Oct. 23, 2021


BWW Review: A SPLINTER OF ICE, Theatre Royal Bath PhotoBWW Review: A SPLINTER OF ICE, Theatre Royal Bath
Posted: Jun. 29, 2021


BWW Review: THE LEMON TABLE, Salisbury Playhouse
October 23, 2021

When Booker Prize-winner Julian Barnes saw The Lemon Table early in its world premiere run, he gave his seal of approval to the adaptation of his short stories. A fine accolade for adaptor and star Ian McDiarmid, best known for his role as Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars films, Olivier and Tony award-winning performances, and 12 years as the Almeida Theatre’s artistic director.

BWW Review: THE GOOD LIFE, Theatre Royal Bath
October 15, 2021

It couldn't be more timely that the iconic 70s British TV sitcom, The Good Life - attracting 21 million viewers at its peak in 1977 - now comes to theatres.

BWW Review: THE DRESSER, Theatre Royal Bath
September 16, 2021

Theatre Royal Bath is the ideal venue for Olivier Award-winning Sir Ronald Harwood’s play about a touring rep company set in “a theatre in the English provinces”, according to the programme notes. You can’t get more English than Bath, with its honey-tinged Georgian terraces and nods to Jane Austen’s bonneted Regency times.

BWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Opera Holland Park
August 7, 2021

Opera Holland Park offers a variety of dishes to hungry audiences throughout the season. After the meatier affair of La Traviata and concept cuisine The Cunning Little Vixen, we move on to the chocolate soufflé of The Pirates of Penzance.

BWW Review: THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, Opera Holland Park
August 1, 2021

Urban dwellers know that a fox swaggering the streets like she owns them is nothing unusual these days. The merging of town and country, and the question of whether the fox is invading human territory (or is it the other way round with humans claiming zones that really belong to foxes?) are particularly relevant themes in Opera Holland Park’s homes site in verdant and semi-feral parkland.

BWW Review: L'AMICO FRITZ, Opera Holland Park
July 23, 2021

The 'to hell with tomorrow, let's revel in today' spirit was in evidence at a summer evening performance of L'Amico Fritz at Opera Holland Park, where floral summer frocks, glasses of Prosecco and upmarket picnics abounded.

BWW Review: CHARLIE AND STAN, Theatre Royal Bath
July 21, 2021

At a time when we're getting too many words, words, words from a bumbling Prime Minister and his cronies, what a relief to discover a charming, kind and life-affirming silent movie-style production that harks back to simpler times. The enticing live piano score by composer Zoe Rahman, is the dialogue, aided by the odd ditty (song arrangements by Sophie Cotton) and clever projected captions taking you back to the heydays of Victorian music hall and Hollywood silent pictures.

BWW Review: A SPLINTER OF ICE, Theatre Royal Bath
June 29, 2021

Theatre is no stranger to fictional renderings of famous get-togethers. There’s One Night in Miami, where Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali), Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown celebrate at Hampton House Hotel in 1964 ­– the night Clay became world heavyweight champion. Malcolm X features again in The Meeting, alongside Martin Luther King. And in Copenhagen, the previous play on at Theatre Royal Bath, Nobel-winning physicists Dane Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg have a clandestine encounter.

BWW Review: OLEANNA, Theatre Royal Bath
December 9, 2020

Can a controversial production that was staged nearly 30 years ago still feel relevant today? The answer is a resounding yes.

BWW Review: BETRAYAL, Theatre Royal Bath
October 22, 2020

In the week that Dominic West appeared in a cringe-worthy “We’re still happily married” two-hander on the doorstep of his Wiltshire home with his deceived wife, the opening of Harold Pinter’s tale of betraying loved ones couldn’t be more timely.