Wish list: The Show Must Go Online

This week The Show Must Go Online headed off into new territory, eschewing Shakespeare and anything Shakespeare-related with their latest production: John Lyly’s Gallathea (with a majority LGBTQIA+ cast). The team are clearly keen to continue their exploration of Zoom theatre for the foreseeable (though not at the eye-watering pace of a play a week […]

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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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The Stage critic search 2016

This year I entered The Stage’s critic search, and decided to write about a show I hadn’t already reviewed. I went to the second preview of Jamie Lloyd’s Doctor Faustus and it was an, erm, interesting experience… I enjoyed the show more than I thought I would (I think my expectations were pretty low, if […]

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Fund Scena Mundi’s stockings!

If you have been avidly reading my blog since October last year, you should by now have heard of the wonderful theatre company that is Scena Mundi. I first saw them very nearly a year ago (thanks to the Theatre Tourist), in their production of Marlowe’s Edward II at St Bart’s (this made it into […]

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