A visit to Shrewsbury's new theatre was a mixed blessing. Friends P and J and I went to the opera: Rossini's "The Barber Of Seville", a jolly romp with a lot of well known tunes. P and I are old opera hands, J is a newcomer to the art form.
All I can say is: don't go. The performance was rather poor, the singing lacking vigour and musicality, the band was thin and hesitant.
I have one fault to find with the building itself: we saw only one staircase and it took ages to reach the street.