2019

Texts

  1. Stories for Kids who Dare to be Different – Ben Brooks ★★★½ (January)
  2. New World Fairy Tales – Cassandra Parkin ★★★★ (January)
  3. How I Lose You – Kate McNaughton ★★★ (January)
  4. Tangleweed and Brine – Dierdre Sullivan ★★★★ (January)
  5. Meet Me at the Museum – Anne Youngson ★★★★ (January)
  6. In Our Mad and Furious City – Guy Gunaratne ★★★½ (January)
  7. The Tall Man – Phoebe Locke ★★★ (January)
  8. New Boy – Tracy Chevalier ★★★½ (January)
  9. The Cost of Living – Deborah Levy ★★★ (January)
  10. The Blue Salt Road – Joanne M. Harris ★★★ (January)
  11. The Binding – Bridget Collins ★★★½ (February)
  12. Lullaby – Leïla Slimani ★★★½ (February)
  13. Little – Edward Carey ★★★★ (February)
  14. The Familiars – Stacey Halls ★★★ (February)
  15. Hag-Seed – Margaret Atwood ★★★½ (March)
  16. Mr Salary – Sally Rooney ★★★ (March)
  17. I Am, I Am, I Am – Maggie O’Farrell ★★★★ (March)
  18. The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas ★★★★ (March)

Films

  1. The Favourite ★★★★½ (January)
  2. Mary Queen of Scots ★★★ (January)
  3. Benjamin ★★★★ (March)

Theatre

  1. English National Ballet’s Manon – London Coliseum ★★★★ (January)
  2. Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – Sadler’s Wells ★★★★½ (January)
  3. Gagglebabble’s Jessie’s Tattoo Club – Bristol Old Vic Ferment ★★★½ (January)
  4. FullRogue’s Wild Swimming – Bristol Old Vic Ferment ★★★★ (January)
  5. Wardrobe Ensemble’s The Pelican Daughters – Bristol Old Vic Ferment ★★★½ (January)
  6. Aspects of Love – Southwark Playhouse ★★★½ (February)
  7. Come From Away – Phoenix Theatre ★★★★½ (February)
  8. Wise Children’s Wise Children – Bristol Old Vic ★★★½ (February)
  9. Insane Root’s Concert in the Caves – Redcliffe Caves ★★★½ (February)
  10. Blue Door – Ustinov Studio Theatre Royal Bath ★★★½ (February)
  11. Princess and the Hustler – Weston Studio Bristol Old Vic ★★★½ (February)
  12. Ian McKellen on Stage – Bristol Old Vic ★★★★ (February)
  13. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Tobacco Factory Theatre ★★★½ (February)
  14. Kinky Boots UK Tour – Bristol Hippodrome ★★★½ (February)
  15. Richard III – Bristol Old Vic ★★★ (March)
  16. Noughts and Crosses – Bristol Old Vic ★★★ (March)
  17. Emilia – Vaudeville Theatre ★★★★ (March)
  18. Waitress – Adelphi Theatre ★★★½ (March)

Visits

  1. London – Coliseum & Sadler’s Wells (January 2019)
  2. London – Southwark Playhouse & Phoenix Theatre (February 2019)
  3. Prague (March 2019)
  4. London – Vaudeville Theatre & Adelphi Theatre (March 2019)