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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Mind the Advent 2018

This year I decided that I should celebrate all my favourite people, places & things from theatre in 2018 – as there has been a considerable amount going on! #MindtheAdvent Day 1: Looking back to my recent adventures on #MTBChallenge18! Including @TheWiderEarth, @oldvictheatre, #MistyThePlay & @The_Globe… https://t.co/qwBIfBuEiY pic.twitter.com/bSDPpNEaH5 — Mind the Blog (@Mind_the_Blog) December 1, […]

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Macbeth (Merely Theatre)

“Something wicked this way comes…” It’s Merely Theatre, as they tour their brand new production of the Scottish Play in rep with Much Ado About Nothing. Macbeth is an incredibly popular Shakespearean choice this year (I’ve now seen four versions already in 2018, with the Globe’s winter season offering still to come), with thoughts of […]

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Hecate

Lady Macbeth is reviled as part of the villainous couple in Shakespeare’s ‘Scottish Play’, but why did she persuade Macbeth to go through with their bloody plan to take Scotland’s crown? Was she simply greedy & ambitious, or were there more sinister forces at work? Little Shakespeare Company proffers an explanation in their new play […]

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Play by Candlelight: preview

Only a handful of this year’s summer season plays have made their way onto the Globe stage so far, but already Michelle Terry is looking indoors to her first winter season as artistic director. “Join us this winter as we explore stories from the past, the ghosts of then, and the storytellers from yesteryear, and […]

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Macbeth (National Theatre)

With the Scottish Play, Rufus Norris makes his return to Shakespeare after a 26-year absence. This particular production is set in the present day, following what looks to have been a particularly brutal & devastating civil war. Darkness has returned and spirits & magic have come up out of the woodwork to influence people’s lives, […]

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