Rotterdam announces UK tour

Last seen in the UK back in June 2017, when it had a limited run at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End, Jon Brittain’s play Rotterdam is now set to embark on a nationwide tour; this announcement from Hartshorn-Hook Productions coincides with this year’s Transgender Awareness Week. The play has previously enjoyed two other […]

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Frances Farmer: Zombie Movie Star

Guest reviewer: Ellen Casey Frances Farmer: Zombie Movie Star is a weird one – and that’s not necessarily a criticism, because it is very much on purpose. Sitting above the Old Red Lion, you receive what is a partial lecture, partial monologue, partial existential crisis from tragic Hollywood starlet Frances Farmer and her musical zombie […]

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Drunk Women Solving Crime

Guest reviewer: Ellen Casey I’ve never been to a live podcast recording before so I had a little trepidation going into Drunk Women Solving Crime, not knowing quite what to expect. Luckily the format, while sounding slightly niche, is universally pretty funny and easy to digest: three funny women sit around a table, drinking gin and […]

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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: “It was Greek to me”

I’ve been noticing a bit of a trend this year for all things Ancient Greek – whether it’s TV programme Troy: Fall of a City on the BBC, stage productions of ancient plays, or shows inspired by myth & legend. Aside from the Tudors, Ancient Greece was my absolute favourite topic. It was great to […]

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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: For the Record

Following an acclaimed run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Toby Thompson brings his current show For the Record to the Pleasance for one night only – it plays as part of the Caledonian Express series of Edinburgh transfers. Thompson is a spoken word & poetry writer and performer, described by Kate Tempest as “the […]

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