Crocodile Fever

From the outside, Alannah seems content: her home is in pristine condition, keeping her occupied for the best part of each day. It’s a quiet existence – all the more so with her sister Fianna’s long absence. But is she really happy? And could there be a deadly dark secret ready to burst out of […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Droll

With the sheer volume of theatre available to us these days, it’s hard to imagine that it could ever be outlawed. But at the height of Puritanism, theatre was indeed banned – and from around 1642 you could only find elite actors in plays abroad, and the part-time actors returned to focus on their livelihoods. […]

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The Red

Marcus Brigstocke’s debut play, The Red, was initially commissioned for BBC Radio 4,and it has now headed up to Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a stage run across the whole month. Brigstocke also directs this deeply personal two-hander that looks into what it is to be addicted – and what recovery really means. Benedict is an […]

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EFF 2019: preview

After last year’s baptism of fire, I definitely learnt some lessons. Though some of my planning has been slightly last-minute again, I did at least recognise the need to dedicate a significant period of time to just sifting through all of the shows. Yes, I could just use the plentiful ‘top shows to see’ posts […]

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2019 mid-year update

Once again things started off steadily and sensibly, but then too much interesting sounding stuff (both in & out of London) came up and ended up taking over my diary… I may have again gone down in terms of the amount of shows I’ve seen in six months (103¬†different shows,¬†126¬†individual visits to theatres), but I […]

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Coming up in 2019…

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 […]

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Most popular posts of 2018

I’m always fascinated by the stats page here – in particular, which of my posts end up attracting the most hits! It definitely can take you by surprise at times. So, here are the top 15 most viewed posts from 2018… 15. Section 2 Teamed with No One Is Coming To Save You is Paper […]

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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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