Hello and welcome to Mind the Blog.
Here you’ll find reviews and features on theatre, concerts, albums, and anything else that’s even tenuously related. When I first started this blog I had intended on it being somewhere for me to have extended rants on the irritating things people did across London, but once I wrote my first piece (of who knows how many) about Sunny Afternoon it became apparent that there would be many more theatre posts to come…
Each year I keep track of the shows I see, as well as introduce a new page for a particular focus for the year – so far this includes Shakespeare and puppets, and Emma Rice. 2019 is the year of Arthur Miller!
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UK Blog Awards 2019
Mind the Blog was nominated in two categories at the UK Blog Awards 2019: Arts & Culture and Social Influencer! Sadly, on this occasion, we didn’t make it through to the next stage. Thank you to everyone who voted for getting us this far!
“Well, it’s nice, sometimes, to think back. Isn’t it?” And so that’s what Harold Pinter does with Betrayal; we begin in the present, where Emma reveals to Jerry that her marriage to Robert is over and that he knows about their affair, before steadily heading back by a few years at a time for each scene, ending the play ten years before when the affair begins. The play was inspired by Pinter’s own seven-year extramarital affair with Joan Bakewell, and made its debut at the National Theatre in 1978. This new production brings the Jamie Lloyd Company’s Pinter at the Pinter season to an end, with Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox in the starring roles. Read more…