End of 2019 report

Well, it’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? The less said about the political landscape the better, except for the fact that it’s probably given James Graham enough material to last a lifetime… I can’t help but wish that I had some play writing ability to lighten the load (and for my own catharsis)! Back […]

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Favourite male performances of 2019

As with last year, there were too many brilliant performances to restrict this to one combined list – so once again I’ve split them up into male and female performances. It was a particularly strong field this year, I thought, which makes for quite a cosy male performances subs bench: Oliver Chris (Oberon – A Midsummer […]

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If you’ve always wanted to see a one-man band, then look no further than Andrew Gallo in Richard Marsh’s new play Phoenix. Onstage he is surrounded by quite the selection of instruments: drum machine, keyboard, acoustic & electric guitars, plus an array of pedals. Using these and his vocal cords, Gallo weaves a story of […]

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End of 2018 report

Gone are the days of one show or one venue to rule them all! Obviously I will still happily make repeat visits to shows – or follow them around on tour – if I really enjoy them, but variety has very much been the spice of life in 2018. That covers venue as much as […]

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Edward II

After bringing the festival spirit to their adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew earlier in the summer, Lazarus Theatre return with another classic: Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II. 1967 was a rather pivotal year, including the Summer of Love and partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. It is the latter that Lazarus […]

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Sunny Afternoon touring cast

After what seems like an eternity of waiting, today the touring cast for hit Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon has finally been announced! And to celebrate, SFP have also added several new dates to the already busy schedule: Venue Cymru, Llandudno (14 February – 18 February) Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin (21 March – 25 March) […]

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