The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is finally back open for business after its COVID-enforced closure, and what a way to make its return. The first show back, following on from their outdoor summer run of The Comedy of Errors, is the RSC’s regular new family musical: an adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s The Magician’s Elephant. My first time […]Read More The Magician’s Elephant
The RSC recently opened its rehearsal room doors to give a sneak peek at its brand new musical, The Magician’s Elephant. Adapted from the Kate DiCamillo novel of the same name, it is directed by Sarah Tipple, and features music & lyrics from Marc Teitler and book & lyrics from Nancy Harris. The show is […]Read More Why should you see The Magician’s Elephant?
The slightest of delays in getting this one out – but if you were dealing with unco-operative internet, a laptop whose keyboard still won’t work, and a manic month at work to prepare for, you’d be in the same boat. News Tower Theatre in Stoke Newington is celebrating its first anniversary, and will be […]Read More Never Mind The Blog… Here’s Autumn/Winter 2019
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has absolutely excelled itself with this year’s programme. It’s been something of a celebration of the venue’s ability to become a site-specific performance space, beginning in Neverland for Peter Pan, before heading to The Turn of the Screw’s country house (Bly) and the Forest of Arden in this year’s Shakespeare, […]Read More Little Shop of Horrors
One of the great things about the RSC is that they regularly release mementos of their productions, by way of both DVD and CD. I was glad to see that their recent Twelfth Night (starring Adrian Edmondson and Kara Tointon) became part of this collection, saving several musical performances and songs for eternity. Set around […]Read More Twelfth Night (RSC 2017): Music & Speeches
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 […]Read More The Stage critic search 2016