Jeff Carpenter

The 24 Hour Musical

FRANCESCA HILL was blown away by CUMTS’ musical depictions of the apocalypse.

The Snow Queen: The Footlights Pantomime

TOMMY SHANE has had a crisis of faith in his previous reverence for the Footlights after this not-so-awe-inspiring pantomime.

Frimston and Rowett

Frimston and Rowett are swell, just swell in JEFF CARPENTER’s book.

Merrily We Roll Along

JEFF CARPENTER is merrily blown away by this top shelf music.

Matt and Marc’s Shot in the Dark

BASIL FRANCIS is left in the dark by this novelty smoker.

An Improvised Musical

KIKI BETTS-DEAN is reduced to a gibbering toddler of enthusiasm by a play that wasn’t even rehearsed.

CU Show Choir: You Can’t Stop The Beat

JEFF CARPENTER wonders why they won’t smile.

The Ratcatcher

JEFF CARPENTER is fittingly bewitched by the piper’s tunes but otherwise left unenchanted.

A Children’s Guide to the Birth of Christ

AMI JONES is brought right back to her school days. And no, not in a bad way.

Theatre Guide Dog: Week 7

She shall be great, and shall be called THEATRE GUIDE DOG IV, and she shall reign over Cambridge theatre for ever, and of her kingdom there shall be no end. Amen.

Acis and Galatea

JEFF CARPENTER find Acis and Galatea a musical delight, despite its total silliness.

Avenue Q

Cue JEFF CARPENTER’s review to boo, sudbue then eschew Avenue Q so you don’t have to.

Cam Band’s Big Break

Cantab Chris Wilson has reached the semi-finals of national competition ‘Live and Unsigned’, and could perform at the O2 if he makes it to the finals.


JEFF CARPENTER honks for great music and tech, but gags on weaker performances than we’ve come to expect.

Jeff Carpenter’s Dido and Aeneas

JOE BATES finds Jeff Carpenter’s Dido and Aeneas so bad it’s not even so-bad-it’s-funny.

Theatre Guide Dog: Week 4

KIERAN CORCORAN casts puppy love aside to serve the dark lady of Theatre.

Jet Set Go!

JEFF CARPENTER soars on wings of camp musical glory.

The Tab Tail Wags at Lads’ Mags

JEFF CARPENTER does the hard work so you don’t have to- three top lad’s mags thoroughly reviewed for your reading pleasure.

Soundtrack to Your Life

LEO PARKER REES: ‘Very probably talented writers… But they have miles to go before they sleep contentedly on a pillow of my approval.’

Mr Scruff

JEFF CARPENTER is underwhelmed by the ‘wonderful man’ that is Mr Scruff.