Olivier Awards 2020 – nominees

Just like last year, my initial reaction has been largely positive (unlike pretty much anything to do with this year’s WhatsOnStage Awards). It’s never going to be perfect, by any means, but some of my top priority shows have got some recognition – and there have even been a selection of lovely surprises too. That […]

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Favourite shows 2019

Whilst I didn’t see as many shows as last year, I don’t think I had quite such a good run of shows in 2018 as I have this year – so making this list was no mean feat. As usual, there were some which were ineligible for the list as I’d seen them last year; […]

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Call Me Fury

Arthur Miller’s account of the Salem witch trials in The Crucible isn’t exactly known for its historical accuracy – so much so that he tried to pre-empt any criticism of that nature by writing a lengthy introduction to the play (referenced in The Yard’s production of the play earlier this year). But enough’s enough. In a […]

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Sirens

Meet Xoe, Pia & Lou – also known as the Sirens! I’m sure you’ve all heard about the seductive, man-eating bird-women from Greek mythology, who lured sailors to their deaths with their beautiful & hypnotic singing voices, right? The original femmes fatales. But what if that was all a complete pile of bullshit? That’s right, it […]

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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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Favourite shows of 2018

As I ended up seeing more different shows than last year (and almost as many in total, thanks to some repeat visits), I decided enough was enough – it’s finally time to branch out from the weird top 12 idea. Beginning with a short list of around 40 (admittedly this doesn’t sound very short), I […]

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Mind the Advent 2018

This year I decided that I should celebrate all my favourite people, places & things from theatre in 2018 – as there has been a considerable amount going on! #MindtheAdvent Day 1: Looking back to my recent adventures on #MTBChallenge18! Including @TheWiderEarth, @oldvictheatre, #MistyThePlay & @The_Globe… https://t.co/qwBIfBuEiY pic.twitter.com/bSDPpNEaH5 — Mind the Blog (@Mind_the_Blog) December 1, […]

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