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
After feeling like I had all the time in the world, all of a sudden my Edinburgh stint is upon me. After a frantic few weeks trying to put a schedule together, I finally do have some confirmed activities for the week. It’s definitely been an eye-opener for me: some days I’ve found myself stressing […]Read More EFF 2018: preview
Though it may not be the first place you think of when you hear that the Great Yorkshire Fringe is launching its latest programme, Leicester Square Theatre last night played host to some of the selection of comedians who will feature in this year’s 10-day-long event. The MC for the evening was Yorkshire’s own Ian Smith, who […]Read More Great Yorkshire Fringe 2018: launch gala
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