Most popular posts of 2020

Against all odds, Mind the Blog managed to gather very nearly the same amount of hits in 2020 as it did in 2019 – considering the fact that theatres were only open for about a quarter of the year, and that I became too knackered to put many new posts out from the autumn onwards, […]

Read More Most popular posts of 2020

Macbeth (Lazarus Theatre)

“All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” Power and glory loom large in Lazarus Theatre‘s new production of the Scottish Play, with the associated pageantry punctuating the beginning, middle & end. This particular Shakespeare play has proved very popular over recent months, its eventually tyrannical title character and the ensuing civil war clearly striking […]

Read More Macbeth (Lazarus Theatre)

Most popular posts of 2019

In terms of total views, 2018 was a bit of a freak year – so 2019 hasn’t managed to live up to it. However, it has continued on the trajectory that we would have been on had Mind the Blog 2018 not been so ridiculously popular… And, as ever, I’ve been watching the stats page […]

Read More Most popular posts of 2019

Salomé

“Dance for me, Salome, I beseech you.” The final production in this year’s Lazarus Theatre Company residency at Greenwich Theatre (following on from The Tempest and Lord of the Flies) is a new version of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé. Based on the biblical story of Herod, his new wife (and former sister-in-law) Herodias, Jokanaan (John the Baptist), […]

Read More Salomé

Lord of the Flies (2019)

Guest reviewer: Ellen Casey The Lord of the Flies feels like it needs very little introduction; it’s such an iconic, oft-adapted text that when I went to see this particular performance at Greenwich Theatre, there was a gaggle of schoolchildren sitting alongside me in the theatre. Of course there were – they study it in […]

Read More Lord of the Flies (2019)

The Tempest (Lazarus Theatre)

Following a successful 2018 season, with the return of Edward II and new shows Lord of the Flies & A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lazarus Theatre are continuing their Greenwich Theatre residency for another year. Their opening play is a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by artistic director Ricky Dukes. Prospero and her son […]

Read More The Tempest (Lazarus Theatre)