Challenge Week 2018: round-up

It was a busy old week, wasn’t it? I managed to stick to my plan of two blogs a day, and did what I could to start some conversations on social media. I also got as much out of my theatre-related clothing & accessories while I was at it! Linked to the day’s events, where […]

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Day 7: Shakespeare and Remembrance

For my final evening of challenge week I thought it was only right that I head to the Globe, especially as they were putting on a Remembrance-based event to mark the centenary of Armistice Day: Shakespeare and Remembrance (“The harsh and boist’rous tongue of war”). Now, this is more my fault than anything, but I […]

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Day 5: “I’ve got a golden ticket”

Since my first investigation into ticket prices back in 2016, things have continued to spiral almost out of control. With non-West End venue The Other Palace (still technically a studio theatre) charging silly money for a belatedly labelled ‘work-in-progress’ production of Heathers The Musical (and then transferring into a West End venue with a characteristically […]

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Day 4: Throwback Thursday

As it’s Thursday today, the classic Twitter hashtag #tbt is out in full force – and I’ve got a little nostalgic, I have to say. Just for a bit of a change, I thought I’d go right back down memory lane and pick out some of my favourite moments of the past four years – […]

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Day 2: Shakespeare’s Stages

Renowned actor Michael Pennington counts himself as “lucky enough” to have played Hamlet twice, as well as the role of King Lear – and many of you will probably have seen him in one Shakespeare or another at some point. I fondly remember his portrayal of Antigonus in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s The Winter’s […]

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Day 1: Brush up your Shakespeare

If you mention the name William Shakespeare to someone, there’s a good chance the first word that pops into their head will be ‘boring’. (Or ‘who?‘, in the case of a worrying proportion of school children.) This word association likely harks back to school days, being forced into writing essays on one of the Bard’s […]

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Globe 2018: Eyam

When the word ‘plague’ is mentioned, the chances are your first thoughts will be of the Black Death or the Great Plague that afflicted London in 1665. What you may not know is that, in the same year, an outbreak of plague made itself known in the small Derbyshire village of Eyam (pronounced like ‘Ian’ […]

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