Cock

  “But that’s what this is, isn’t it? The ultimate bitch fight.” Watching Mike Bartlett’s play Cock today, it seems strange to think that it was actually written 13 years ago, as it covers themes that are so resonant with life in 2022. Presumably it has had some tweaks over the years, as language and laws […]

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Out of 2021 – Into 2022

I’m slightly more ahead of the game this year than last year, as this is my official follow-up to my ‘favourite things‘, favourite digital shows & favourite in-person shows posts; a round-up of 2021 and a glance ahead to 2022. The main thing dominating the blog in 2021 was motivation – or lack thereof. It’s […]

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Olivier Awards 2019 – nominees

We’ve had the WhatsOnStage Awards, so next on the agenda are the Olivier Awards – I waited optimistically for the 1pm announcement, and my positivity didn’t let me down (for once!). It’s not all perfect, by any stretch of the imagination, but on the whole it’s looking very good indeed. It’s nice that I’ve been […]

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Favourite male performances of 2018

There have been so many brilliant performances this year that I simply couldn’t narrow them down enough – and it also didn’t seem fair to restrict things even further, so I’ve split what would usually be one post into two (favourite female performances to follow). Mind the Advent also promoted a few more performances, just […]

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King Lear

Given the turbulent state of the world in recent times, it’s no wonder that the King Lears keep coming (indeed, a new screen version starring Anthony Hopkins has just been announced) – the latest just so happens to be one of the most hotly anticipated shows of the year. Jonathan Munby’s production sees Sir Ian […]

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The Last Five Years

Jason Robert Brown’s cult hit musical The Last Five Years has made its return to London, opening this week at the St James Theatre in Victoria. It tells the story of Jamie & Cathy’s relationship, two twentysomething New Yorkers who are trying to fit their careers & aspirations around their life together, coming up against […]

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