Once again I start off with the intention of looking after myself more – it worked for a short while in 2018, but I very quickly slipped back into old habits… I have at least blocked out regular nights off for half of the year already, so fingers crossed I can stick to that. This […]Read More Coming up in 2019…
As you know, Mind the Blog is a Panto-Free Zone – but what if you want to find some alternative festive fare? Whether it’s family fun or something a little more grown-up, we have a selection of seasonal offerings (old and new) that might be of use to you. The Woman in Black – Fortune […]Read More Stocking Fillers: festive offerings 2018
It’s the final month of the year – and Mind the Blog is proud to be a Panto-Free Zone! Not that I can’t see the positives of it – it’s fantastic when you’re a kid (and, presumably, if you’re accompanying children), but it’s just something I can’t get on board with as a child-free adult […]Read More Never Mind The Blog… Here’s December 2018
A couple of weeks ago I was one of the lucky few who was allowed into the Caroline, or Change rehearsal rooms for a sneak peek at how the show is coming along, as it prepares for its West End transfer. (Check out my Instagram stories if you’d like to see and hear a little […]Read More Why should you see Caroline, or Change?
Looking back over my stats, it seems that there’s always a bit of a dip in November – just because it’s my birthday I start slacking! Hopefully that won’t be the case this year, as there is a wide variety of content coming your way. But what can you find to occupy yourselves? Well, if […]Read More Never Mind The Blog… It’s November 2018
“It’s close to midnight, and something evil’s lurking in the dark…” Yes, it’s that time of year again! Hallowe’en provides a brief respite in the outrageously early Christmas preparations; it’s a great excuse to get out those horror films or some classic gothic literature, but what if you want to get out of the house […]Read More Tricks and treats for Hallowe’en 2018
So it’s been a week since we found out the incredible cast for the UK & Ireland runs of hit musical Come From Away. West End favourite Rachel Tucker returns to lead a company that also includes David Shannon, Clive Carter, Nathanael Campbell, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Emma Salvo, Mary Doherty, Harry Morrison, Robert Hands, Cat […]Read More Why should you see Come From Away?
It honestly doesn’t let up. At all. After an Edinburgh-focused August, and a ‘keep myself busy at all costs’ September (mostly to avoid the hell that is rush hour transport), October has rolled in, bursting at the seams because there is too much to do. And possibly not enough time to fit it all in… […]Read More Never Mind The Blog… Here’s October 2018
First announced back in July, David Morton’s play about Charles Darwin will be settling in at the Natural History Museum at the beginning of next month in a brand new theatre space on site. With casting now confirmed, and rehearsals in full swing, the Dead Puppet Society invited us in for a behind-the-scenes peek last […]Read More The Wider Earth: Behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum
Following in the footsteps of productions such as Stick Man, The Gruffalo’s Child, Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and The Scarecrows’ Wedding, Kneehigh’s Mike Shepherd has adapted Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler’s book Zog for the stage. It will feature an original folk score from actor & musician Johnny Flynn (singer-songwriter with The Sussex Wit), […]Read More Zog: UK tour announced