Tim Wright

Tim Wright Tim is a theatre and comedy writer based in Bristol. A lifelong passion for theatre and performing arts have led him to contribute to a variety of publications and blogs. Follow him on twitter @tim_g_wright.


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BWW Review: THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Bristol Old VicBWW Review: THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Bristol Old Vic
Posted: Mar. 9, 2018


BWW Review: MISS SAIGON, Bristol HippodromeBWW Review: MISS SAIGON, Bristol Hippodrome
Posted: May. 19, 2018


BWW Review: MACBETH, Tobacco Factory TheatresBWW Review: MACBETH, Tobacco Factory Theatres
Posted: Feb. 28, 2018


BWW Review: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Tobacco Factory TheatresBWW Review: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Tobacco Factory Theatres
Posted: Apr. 25, 2018


BWW Review: GOD OF CARNAGE, Theatre Royal BathBWW Review: GOD OF CARNAGE, Theatre Royal Bath
September 6, 2018

If people really do have layers, then Yasmina Reza's God Of Carnage is 80 minutes of stripping them away. Removing the layers of politeness and civility one by one until you're left with the core, for better or worse.

BWW Review: MISS SAIGON, Bristol HippodromeBWW Review: MISS SAIGON, Bristol Hippodrome
May 19, 2018

As one of the final so called mega-musicals of the 1980s, Miss Saigon could be forgiven if it felt a little dated by 2018. Thankfully, there's not one bit of tiredness about this re-booted version, originally seen in London in 2014 for its 25th Anniversary.

BWW Review: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Tobacco Factory TheatresBWW Review: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Tobacco Factory Theatres
April 25, 2018

There's an old rocking chair with a threadbare cushion in the corner of small living room near Brooklyn Bridge, New York. In it sits Eddie Carbone, our tragic hero, reading the paper. He smells of coffee from the sacks he's been unloading at the docks. A hard-working man providing for his wife Beatrice, and his orphaned niece Catherine who is by now a young woman, ready to fly the nest.

BWW Review: THE BAND, Bristol HippodromeBWW Review: THE BAND, Bristol Hippodrome
April 18, 2018

Pop music and musicals make good bedfellows for two main reasons. Firstly, pop music has a kind of duality - a song can mean entirely different things in different contexts. Secondly, pop music normally has just the right amount of sentimentality. The Band is a demonstration of how to harness both these qualities and bundle them into two hours of entertainment.

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Bristol HippodromeBWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Bristol Hippodrome
April 5, 2018

The song-writing partnership of Carole King and Gerry Goffin was such a formidable force in the sixties that even Lennon and McCartney often spoke about wanting to emulate them. It's with this partnership then, that Beautiful: The Carol King Musical spends most of it's time.

BACK FOR GOOD: From SPRING AWAKENING To Financial DramasBACK FOR GOOD: From SPRING AWAKENING To Financial Dramas
April 2, 2018

In our new series, BroadwayWorld UK writers nominate the shows they'd love to see revived!

BWW Review: THIS HOUSE, Theatre Royal BathBWW Review: THIS HOUSE, Theatre Royal Bath
March 20, 2018

A looming European referendum, a Labour party internally divided and drastic spending cuts. You could be forgiven for thinking that James Graham's This House is set just a few years ago. In fact, we're back in 1974 with a hung parliament and another election seemingly imminent.

BWW Review: CILLA - THE MUSICAL, Bristol HippodromeBWW Review: CILLA - THE MUSICAL, Bristol Hippodrome
March 14, 2018

Charting the rise of Cilla Black's pop career is tough ask for a musical. She may have been an entertainer of superlative quality, but she lacks the back catalogue that is the engine room of similar jukebox style shows.

BWW Review: THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Bristol Old VicBWW Review: THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Bristol Old Vic
March 9, 2018

The Bristol Old Vic has opened it's 'Year of Change' in spectacular fashion in this riveting new translation of Chekhov's final play The Cherry Orchard.

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY, Bristol HippodromeBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY, Bristol Hippodrome
March 6, 2018

Setting a musical in 1960s Baltimore against a backdrop of increasing racial tension between white and black American's doesn't exactly scream feelgood musical. Yet Hairspray manages to achieve a rare thing- a musical with all the schmaltz you could want but with just enough of a message stop you forgetting it.

BWW Review: MACBETH, Tobacco Factory TheatresBWW Review: MACBETH, Tobacco Factory Theatres
February 28, 2018

There were more than a few raised eyebrows when the all new Factory Company from Tobacco Factory Theatres announced it's first play would be a Shakespeare. Having moved the acclaimed Shakespeare at The Tobacco Factory company from their usual Spring slot to accommodate its inaugural season, it seemed strange to then open with a Shakespeare- an area that this theatre seemed to have all sewn up.

BWW Review: THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE, Bristol Old VicBWW Review: THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE, Bristol Old Vic
February 7, 2018

Families are tricky things. They have the capacity to love and frustrate us like no one else. It is little wonder they provide such a rich vein for dramatists. In Andrew Bovell's Things I Know To Be True we're with the Price family who have four grown up children, all at different stages of flying the nest.

Opinion: Time For Drama Schools To Scrap Archaic Audition FeesOpinion: Time For Drama Schools To Scrap Archaic Audition Fees
February 1, 2018

Tim Wright reflects on drama schools charging fees for auditions

Opinion: Young, Scrappy and...Greedy? HAMILTON's Ticket Price IncreaseOpinion: Young, Scrappy and...Greedy? HAMILTON's Ticket Price Increase
January 30, 2018

I loved Hamilton when I saw it. I paid 57.50 for a seat in the middle of the top tier of the newly refurbed Victoria Palace Theatre. It was pretty expensive, but I made my peace with it. The show was everything I wanted it to be.

My West End Touring Wish ListMy West End Touring Wish List
January 15, 2018

Touring West End shows have a dicey history. They used to have a reputation for being the poorer cousin of their London counterparts, featuring chopped-down sets and losing most of their star casts somewhere by the M25.

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL AND OTHER HAPPIER TALES, Bristol Old VicBWW Review: THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL AND OTHER HAPPIER TALES, Bristol Old Vic
December 15, 2017

Created last year under Emma Rice's tenure at Shakespeare's Globe The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales arrives in Bristol after a much heralded run in London.

BWW Review: ALADDIN, Bristol HippodromeBWW Review: ALADDIN, Bristol Hippodrome
December 14, 2017

As the sole pantomime in Bristol, Aladdin (from pantomime giants Qdos Entertainment) has a lot resting on its shoulders for families this festive season. For some, Christmas at the theatre means panto and they're unlikely to feel short changed by this big budget offering.

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Tobacco Factory TheatresBWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Tobacco Factory Theatres
December 6, 2017

Stepping into the Tobacco Factory Theatre this Christmas and you're immediately transported to an eerie forest in rural France for a re-telling of this classic French fairy tale.

BWW Review: UP DOWN MAN, Tobacco Factory TheatreBWW Review: UP DOWN MAN, Tobacco Factory Theatre
November 10, 2017

My name is Matty Butler and I like foxes . We're told the reaction to foxes is often similar to people with Down's syndrome like Matty. Some people think they're cute, some think they shouldn't be there. After the success of previous production Up Down Boy, we're back with Matty and his family but this time Matty is not a boy, but a man. Matty may share many of the best child-like qualities but he's now 29 and wants a boyfriend.

BWW Review: THE TIN DRUM, Bristol Old VicBWW Review: THE TIN DRUM, Bristol Old Vic
November 9, 2017

Kneehigh's latest show The Tin Drum defies categorisation. Part love story, part political thriller. Part play, part musical. It is therefore like most Kneehigh work: anarchic. And I think director Mike Shepherd and writer Carl Grose would consider that a job well done. As Grose writes in one memorable song viva la complexity .



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