That’s right – now that there are no theatres open, I have time to properly consider the things I’ve missed and catch up on them. So #MissedTheBoat is back! It felt only right to follow on from #ShakespeareSunday with #MarloweMonday, so I dug out my DVD of the Shakespeare’s Globe production of Doctor Faustus from […]
Read More Missed The Boat: Doctor Faustus (2011)
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 […]
Read More Play by Candlelight 2018/19: preview
After bringing the festival spirit to their adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew earlier in the summer, Lazarus Theatre return with another classic: Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II. 1967 was a rather pivotal year, including the Summer of Love and partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. It is the latter that Lazarus […]
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This year I entered The Stage’s critic search, and decided to write about a show I hadn’t already reviewed. I went to the second preview of Jamie Lloyd’s Doctor Faustus and it was an, erm, interesting experience… I enjoyed the show more than I thought I would (I think my expectations were pretty low, if […]
Read More The Stage critic search 2016
If you have been avidly reading my blog since October last year, you should by now have heard of the wonderful theatre company that is Scena Mundi. I first saw them very nearly a year ago (thanks to the Theatre Tourist), in their production of Marlowe’s Edward II at St Bart’s (this made it into […]
Read More Fund Scena Mundi’s stockings!
And I thought it was difficult to pick my top shows of 2014… In 2015 I’ve been to see 55 different shows – but, as you’ve probably figured, a few of those have been seen on multiple occasions! In all, I’m up to a total of 230 shows so far, and am hoping to make […]
Read More My favourite shows of 2015
“That’s what they want: love, and a bit with a dog…” As with so many of my great obsessions, I first saw Shakespeare in Love kind of by accident. Well, the main event that day (that had been planned for a while) was Martin Freeman in Richard III – ever one for a theme, I […]
Read More Giving the people what they want!