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. For 2018 I’m covering as much Emma Rice as I possibly can!
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EFF 2018: preview
After feeling like I had all the time in the world, all of a sudden my Edinburgh stint is upon me. After a frantic few weeks trying to put a schedule together, I finally do have some confirmed activities for the week. It’s definitely been an eye-opener for me: some days I’ve found myself stressing over leaving it late to request press tickets, and other days I’m sort of glad I didn’t try to have things set in stone weeks & weeks ago. Frustratingly, planning ahead doesn’t seem to be something the Fringe wants you to do! With whole runs being cancelled, individual performances called off, and not being certain when some shows are happy to receive the press, it seems to be stacked against people who’d like to have things all settled before setting foot on the train… Read more…