Romeo & Juliet 2021

“The searchers of the town, suspecting that we both were in a house where the infectious pestilence did reign, sealed up the doors and would not let us forth.” No matter where you look, quarantine and self-isolation rears its ugly head. I suppose that, thanks to the intermittent outbreaks of plague in Elizabethan England, it’s […]

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The Show Must Go Online: “Very proud of our 50/50 gender split and diverse casting”

People get incredibly excited about casting announcements, but very rarely do they trace things back to the people who put these casts together. The tide now may (finally) be turning, however, as several awards ceremonies now have added prizes for casting – such as BAFTA in both its film and television awards (Shayna Markowitz winning […]

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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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Globe 2020: “This wooden O”

I really enjoyed the last summer season overall (despite now being almost completely sworn off returning to the groundling life – people are just too rude & inconsiderate for me to countenance it as a viable option), and the 2019/20 winter season has just gone above and beyond so far. The Wars of the Roses […]

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End of 2019 report

Well, it’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? The less said about the political landscape the better, except for the fact that it’s probably given James Graham enough material to last a lifetime… I can’t help but wish that I had some play writing ability to lighten the load (and for my own catharsis)! Back […]

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& Juliet

“For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” But does it have to be this way? Anne Hathaway (down from Stratford-upon-Avon on her night off) certainly doesn’t think it should, so instead of sitting back and watching her husband’s latest play she sets about re-writing the ending with […]

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