Cratchit

Marley was dead to begin with – and what of it? There’s still work to be done, and Bob Cratchit has to bear the brunt of his remaining master’s foul moods whilst remaining industrious. It’s little wonder he can’t always bring himself to smile, and no surprise that a crafty swig from a hip flask […]

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A Christmas Carol (Goblin Theatre)

Once you reach late November & early December, you don’t have to look far to find several adaptations of a certain Charles Dickens novella – the key is finding an original take on the story. That is certainly the case with Goblin Theatre’s version of A Christmas Carol; performed in the Baroque surroundings of the […]

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Yellowfin

What would you do if all the fish suddenly vanished? It’s a question that would have sounded faintly ridiculous a few years ago, but as climate change grips the world in flash flooding, bush fires, and confusion over what season it actually is, a mass extinction event doesn’t feel that far off. In Marek Horn’s […]

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Play by Candlelight 2021-22: preview

You know things are starting to feel a bit more normal when Shakespeare’s Globe is able to announce their winter season, with a return to the beautiful candlelit surroundings of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Intriguingly, this will be the first time that £5 tickets for productions in this performance space, with 48 standing tickets available in […]

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Bad Nights and Odd Days

The latest production on offer at Greenwich Theatre is Bad Nights and Odd Days: a collection of short plays from Caryl Churchill. It features the works Abortive, Seagulls, Three More Sleepless Nights, and Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen – the latter added following the anthology’s initial announcement. Seagulls sees Valerie facing the loss […]

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Shedding A Skin

“I’m afraid of the skin I’m in.” Quick out of the blocks in Soho Theatre’s re-opening season is Amanda Wilkin’s Verity Bargate Award-winning debut play, Shedding A Skin. The run has socially distanced seating, but for those who can’t attend in person there will be a live-streamed performance on Thursday 15th July. Maya is having […]

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Olivier Awards 2020

Whilst I have enjoyed my break from almost full-time theatregoing over the past few months, one of the cancelled events I was really gutted to miss out on was the Olivier Awards. You may remember that I was part of the dynamic duo covering the 2019 ceremony for BWW (and had previously gone solo for […]

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