On Your Feet!

Following its American debut in Chicago – and a subsequent Broadway run – back in 2015, the Gloria and Emilio Estefan musical On Your Feet! has congaed across the Atlantic for its West End premiere. The show is playing a limited engagement at the Coliseum before heading out on a nationwide tour. We first meet […]

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#MindTheBard: round-up

Well then. I think it’s safe to say that this particular challenge week didn’t go according to plan! I did do a Shakespeare thing every day, to be fair, and this was the first challenge week to head outside of London for the last couple of shows – so that’s an achievement. I was on […]

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Day 4: Othello: Remixed

“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” The obvious focus for productions of Othello is the race angle, given the title character’s isolation from the rest of the play’s personnel. However, there are plenty of other themes that run through the heart of […]

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Day 2: “By your leave, wax…”

In our age of email, WhatsApp and recorded delivery post, we take the security of messages we send rather lightly. But have you ever considered the lengths people had to go to in the days before the envelope was introduced? Yes, this humble paper contraption only started to be used on a wide scale from […]

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Dark Sublime

The latest play to hit Trafalgar Studios 2 is the debut piece from Michael Dennis. Starring Marina Sirtis (of Star Trek: The Next Generation) and featuring the voice of Mark Gatiss, Dark Sublime is described as “a love-letter to British sci-fi television”, exploring the people that make it and the fandoms that spring from them. Kate […]

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GREY

You have a good life: you’re strong & independent, have a place to live and food to eat. But you feel sad a lot of the time – why is this? It doesn’t make any sense. Koko Brown is back with her new show GREY, following on from last year’s hit one-woman play WHITE. This instalment of the […]

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2019 mid-year update

Once again things started off steadily and sensibly, but then too much interesting sounding stuff (both in & out of London) came up and ended up taking over my diary… I may have again gone down in terms of the amount of shows I’ve seen in six months (103 different shows, 126 individual visits to theatres), but I […]

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