May 21, 2019 Children
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  David Cradduck watches the love triangle unravel at Chesil Theatre’s ‘The Children’. Images: Javaid Akhtar Chesil Theatre’s latest production is an emotional and thought provoking three-hander by the playwright Lucy Kirkwood. Still in her mid 30s, she has already penned a string of award winning plays including ‘Tinderbox’ and the equally disturbing ‘Chimerica’, an […]

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Jan 23, 2017 Blood and Ice
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  REVIEW: ‘Blood and Ice’ – Chesil Theatre 21st January 2017 By David Cradduck  ‘Blood and Ice’, as the title might indicate, is no cheery tale. Far from it, the story of Mary Shelley, her poet husband Percy, her flighty, somewhat naïve half sister Claire Claremont and the infamous Lord Byron is a bubbling cauldron of […]

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Jan 25, 2016 39 Steps Chesil Theatre Winchester
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REVIEW: 39 Steps – Chesil Theatre, 23 January 2016 Chesil Theatre had a well-deserved sell-out this week with their latest production, 39 Steps, adapted from John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock’s classic by Patrick Barlow and directed by Flavia Bateson. Anyone old enough to remember listening to Dick Barton, Special Agent on the ‘wireless’ will be very […]

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