Favourite shows 2021 (digital)

Despite the fact that theatres were once again up and running for about half the year (varying from place to place), there was still a massive appetite for digital productions going into 2021. The digital revolution has been a great step forward for accessibility (I’m pleased to see that a few venues are committing to […]

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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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Most popular posts of 2017

I get rather drawn to the stats page of the blog at times… But it’s always interesting to see the search terms that bring people here – and which posts get the most hits! This time I’ve decided to compile all of the most popular ones in one place, just in case you missed them […]

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Globe Challenge

Sunny Afternoon may be gone (and with it, #SunnyChallenge), but that’s not enough to stop me from finding¬†new challenges. Emma Rice’s brief spell as artistic director at the Globe has been a truly inspiring time for me, and it seems only fitting that I mark it by spending an entire week there. So far this […]

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The Woman in the Moon

Initially performed as a Read Not Dead piece, before a production at the Rose Playhouse, The Dolphin’s Back have begun a limited run of John Lyly’s The Woman in the Moon in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. It has been billed as his “astrological sex comedy”, and a likely source of inspiration for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer […]

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