The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is finally back open for business after its COVID-enforced closure, and what a way to make its return. The first show back, following on from their outdoor summer run of The Comedy of Errors, is the RSC’s regular new family musical: an adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s The Magician’s Elephant. My first time […]Read More The Magician’s Elephant
The RSC recently opened its rehearsal room doors to give a sneak peek at its brand new musical, The Magician’s Elephant. Adapted from the Kate DiCamillo novel of the same name, it is directed by Sarah Tipple, and features music & lyrics from Marc Teitler and book & lyrics from Nancy Harris. The show is […]Read More Why should you see The Magician’s Elephant?
In terms of total views, 2018 was a bit of a freak year – so 2019 hasn’t managed to live up to it. However, it has continued on the trajectory that we would have been on had Mind the Blog 2018 not been so ridiculously popular… And, as ever, I’ve been watching the stats page […]Read More Most popular posts of 2019
Sixteen years ago, theatre fans were told the ‘real’ story of the Wicked Witch of the West when Stephen Schwartz’s musical Wicked flew onto the stage – and now, thanks to Fat Rascal Theatre, another famous villain has got her chance to reveal the truth behind her legend. In Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Ursula the Sea […]Read More Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch
Peter Rabbit is a mischievous little creature; whether he’s disobeying his mother, getting into trouble with Mr McGregor, or losing another jacket, there’s never a dull moment with him around. So no wonder Beatrix Potter is concerned when she can’t find him! With the help of the simple but kindly Jemima Puddle-Duck, she sets out on a […]Read More Day 7: Where Is Peter Rabbit?
During my ‘Puppet‘ year in 2017, I was lucky enough to see Avenue Q at the New World Stages in New York and absolutely loved it – so imagine how thrilled I was to learn (almost a year ago) that the show was going to head out on a UK tour once again! The tour […]Read More Avenue Q
If you think of Charles Darwin, the immediate image that likely comes to mind is that of a white-haired & bearded man who has published On the Origin of Species to acclaim and controversy in the 19th century. What’s less well known is Darwin’s earlier life, in particular his days aboard the HMS Beagle – […]Read More The Wider Earth
Well. Kneehigh and the Lyric Hammersmith have rather stolen my thunder on this one! As I’d planned all of these in advance, I decided I should stick to them – despite now being given the chance to correct my mistake of not knowing of Kneehigh when Dead Dog in a Suitcase was performed back in […]Read More Missed The Boat: Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)
Following on from their traditional outdoor season at the Actor’s Church, which saw productions of The Tempest and The Three Musketeers, Iris Theatre now head out to East London for their autumn show: a new adaptation of Arabian Nights. Nessah Muthy has compiled a selection of the One Thousand and One Nights tales, picking out a range […]Read More Arabian Nights
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