#MindTheBard 2020: round-up

And you thought a challenge week sans the theatre wouldn’t happen… It’s not the same, obviously, but I did at least have two live shows and one new to make it feel a bit more like the real thing. If you were keeping an eye on my diary updates and Insta stories you’ll already have […]

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#MindTheBard 2020: Diary

Once again I thought it might be a good idea to keep a diary throughout this week, as it gives an opportunity to keep an eye on what’s been going on during each day – including each #BardFromTheBarn offering, which play has been seen, and maybe even a quote of the day. Make sure you […]

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#MindTheBard 2019: 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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Othello (Essential Classics 2019)

Closing Phil Willmott’s ‘Enemies of the People’ 2019 Essential Classics season is Shakespeare’s classic Othello, following in the footsteps of Arthur Miller’s An Enemy of the People, and new musical, CAN-CAN!. This production marks the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, with events set in the British Raj. With something like Shakespeare there can be a […]

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Mind the Blog ‘on tour’ 2018

I had such a good time travelling around for shows last year that I decided I should keep it up again this year. There may not be any international travel in there, but Mind the Blog has definitely covered a good proportion of Britain at least! With an incredible amount of irritation to be found […]

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