In times of adversity, creativity doesn’t grind to a complete halt – how else do you think theatre has survived since its birth in Ancient Greece over 2,500 years ago? Instead it adapts to the conditions in which it finds itself, making the most of the options available. In the case of the coronavirus crisis, […]Read More Isolation Ensemble: “Your sense of connection to your fellow actors is still very much present”
“Just remember, kid, you can quicker get back a million dollars that was stole than a word that you gave away.” This Arthur Miller classic began life as a one-act play (first staged on Broadway in September 1955), before being developed into a more substantial two-act play – it premièred at the New Watergate theatre […]Read More A View From The Bridge: “A hugely contentious political issue”
The slightest of delays in getting this one out – but if you were dealing with unco-operative internet, a laptop whose keyboard still won’t work, and a manic month at work to prepare for, you’d be in the same boat. News Tower Theatre in Stoke Newington is celebrating its first anniversary, and will be […]Read More Never Mind The Blog… Here’s Autumn/Winter 2019
After last year’s baptism of fire, I definitely learnt some lessons. Though some of my planning has been slightly last-minute again, I did at least recognise the need to dedicate a significant period of time to just sifting through all of the shows. Yes, I could just use the plentiful ‘top shows to see’ posts […]Read More EFF 2019: preview
Last year, writer and actor Tom Hartwell brought his latest play to the stage at Theatre N16; a solo show about the modern generation entering their thirties, Before 30 made it to my top shows of 2018. It came back for a brief run at Waterloo East Theatre earlier this year, and is now making […]Read More Before 30: “Writing a play is cheaper than therapy”
A couple of weeks ago I was one of the lucky few who was allowed into the Caroline, or Change rehearsal rooms for a sneak peek at how the show is coming along, as it prepares for its West End transfer. (Check out my Instagram stories if you’d like to see and hear a little […]Read More Why should you see Caroline, or Change?
“It’s close to midnight, and something evil’s lurking in the dark…” Yes, it’s that time of year again! Hallowe’en provides a brief respite in the outrageously early Christmas preparations; it’s a great excuse to get out those horror films or some classic gothic literature, but what if you want to get out of the house […]Read More Tricks and treats for Hallowe’en 2018
So it’s been a week since we found out the incredible cast for the UK & Ireland runs of hit musical Come From Away. West End favourite Rachel Tucker returns to lead a company that also includes David Shannon, Clive Carter, Nathanael Campbell, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Emma Salvo, Mary Doherty, Harry Morrison, Robert Hands, Cat […]Read More Why should you see Come From Away?
It honestly doesn’t let up. At all. After an Edinburgh-focused August, and a ‘keep myself busy at all costs’ September (mostly to avoid the hell that is rush hour transport), October has rolled in, bursting at the seams because there is too much to do. And possibly not enough time to fit it all in… […]Read More Never Mind The Blog… Here’s October 2018
First announced back in July, David Morton’s play about Charles Darwin will be settling in at the Natural History Museum at the beginning of next month in a brand new theatre space on site. With casting now confirmed, and rehearsals in full swing, the Dead Puppet Society invited us in for a behind-the-scenes peek last […]Read More The Wider Earth: Behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum