Modern Māori Quartet

Modern Māori Quartet Thursday 9 June 2016 Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival Review by Ruby Featherstone, age 17 I went to see the Modern Māori Quartet at the Salisbury Playhouse as part of the Salisbury International Arts Festival. The entire Festival was centred on New Zealand which made this act the perfect one to feature…

A Pocketful of Grimms

A Pocketful of Grimms by Story Pocket Theatre Saturday 11 June 2016 Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival Review by Olivia Miller, age 17 Brother Grimms are notorious for their thrilling fairy tales that they wrote in Germany in the 1800s. The ‘Story Pocket Theatre’ company did an excellent interpretation of capturing the Grimms essence in…

Whale Rider

Whale Rider— directed by Niki Caro Saturday 11 June 2016 Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival Review by Daniel Payne, age 17   “I wrote Whale Rider in just 6 weeks after my daughters were born because I wanted them to know their own sovereignty”.— Witi Iheamara, author of the book Whale Rider. In an age…

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Two Gentlemen of Verona by The Globe Wednesday 8 June 2016 Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival Review by Kirstie Stage, age 16 As the perfect picnic weather dwelled upon us, the Shakespearean play ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ was performed in the idyllic setting of Old Wardour Castle from the returning Production Company Shakespeare’s…

An Evening with the Modern Maori Quartet

Modern Maori Quartet Thursday 9 June 2016 Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival Review by Kirstie Stage, age 16 Travelling from New Zealand, onto Singapore next, the traditional Maori songs of yesteryear were revitalised with a fresh twist by the suave crooners at the Salisbury Playhouse. Reminiscing down memory lane, the multi-talented quartet took a new…

Michael Morpurgo with Where My Wellies Take Me

Where My Wellies Take Me – Michael Morpurgo Sunday 5th June 2016 Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival Review by Daniel Payne, age 17 This charming mix of a narrated story, poetry and classic English folk songs made for a captivating take on Michael and Clare Morpurgo’s wonderful story of countryside nostalgia in Where My Wellies…

Ben Miller: The Aliens Are Coming!

Ben Miller: The Aliens Are Coming! Tuesday 31 May 2016 Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival Reviewed by Ewan Mortimer, age 15 The question that has baffled expert astrologists across the world and inspired a culture and fascination with the Universe that we inhabit – Are we alone in the Universe? – was tackled expertly, but…

Ben Miller, The Aliens are Coming

Ben Miller – The Aliens Are Coming! Tuesday 31 May 2016, 7:30pm Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival Reviewed by Olivia Miller, age 17 As a person who doesn’t particularly believe in science, Ben Miller talked with extreme passion about science and all the topics he had discussed in his book ‘The Aliens Are Coming!’, and…

Will Carling and Zinzan Brooke In Conversation

Will Carling: in Conversation with Matthew Stadlen Monday 30 May 2016 Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival Reviewed by Ewan Mortimer, age 17 Will Carling – the former England rugby union captain – was joined by the legendary New Zealand rugby player Zinzan Brooke and interviewed by Telegraph interviewer Matthew Stadlen, who introduced the event with…

A Pocketful of Grimms by Story Pocket Theatre

A Pocketful of Grimms by Story Pocket Theatre Saturday 11 June 2016 Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival Review by Danielle Whelan, age 17 With many productions now having to use excessive sets, large amounts of actors and fancy lights & music to keep an audience of all ages entertained; Story Pocket Theatre prove keeping a…

Beards! Beards! Beards! by Trick of the Light

Beards! Beards! Beards! By Trick of the Light Theatre Wednesday 1 June Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival Review by Indigo Gray, age 14 In the afternoon of Wednesday Godolphin’s Theatre was filled with bright lights, colourful costumes and lots and lots of laughs. The musical play, Beards! Beards! Beards! was performed for the second time…

Wimpy Kid Show

The Wimpy Kid Show with Alastair Watson Friday 3 June 2016 Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival Review by Mark Sanderson, age 14 On Friday 3rd June 2016 I went to watch The Wimpy Kid Show; it lasted about an hour and was for the whole family. My first thoughts were that there would be some…