Most popular posts of 2020

Against all odds, Mind the Blog managed to gather very nearly the same amount of hits in 2020 as it did in 2019 – considering the fact that theatres were only open for about a quarter of the year, and that I became too knackered to put many new posts out from the autumn onwards, […]

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The Show Must Go Online: “Imagine the heat Macbeth would get for killing Sir Patrick Stewart!”

Hopefully, by now you’re familiar with the phenomenon that is The Show Must Go Online. The project was put together in a week in response to the COVID-19 crisis, which has seen theatres shut down and left actors & creatives out of work. They are working their way through Shakespeare’s repertoire of 37 plays, in […]

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Scena Mundi: Season 2017

Scena Mundi Theatre Company began in 2014, but the first time I saw them was during their ‘Sad Stories of the Death of Kings’ season as part of their residency at St Bart’s. Unfortunately I missed their Richard II, but I did see Edward II (all 80s hair rock & leather) and was easily drawn […]

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Richard II

The Barbican has been running a season entitled ‘King and Country‘ since 7 November last year – a set of Shakespeare’s history plays charting the tumultuous years that preceded, and set up, the Wars of the Roses (Richard II, Henry IV parts 1 & 2, and Henry V). They have been playing individually in almost […]

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Coming up in 2016…

As I’ve managed to accidentally fall in love with the second Sunny cast (oops), I’ll now be going to that more often than I’d initially anticipated… But that doesn’t mean I’ll be letting everything else fall by the wayside! There are a few things that I want to see more than once, but hopefully there’s […]

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I should’ve seen in 2015…

I may have been to see quite a few shows this year, but believe it or not some have slipped through the net. Possibly not helped by a lot of time & money being spent on Sunny Afternoon, but that obviously wasn’t the sole reason.   Farinelli and the King – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Oh, […]

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