Coming up in 2018…

Well, we’re all still here… The big red button hasn’t been pushed yet and theatre is better than ever! I’m starting as I hope to go on, and making sure I have the odd night off here & there – as much as I like being busy and seeing as much as possible, there were […]

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Most popular posts of 2017

I get rather drawn to the stats page of the blog at times… But it’s always interesting to see the search terms that bring people here – and which posts get the most hits! This time I’ve decided to compile all of the most popular ones in one place, just in case you missed them […]

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Favourite performances of 2017

This year variety has been the thing (though I’ve still managed to stack up certain repeat attendances), so that means I’ve seen a serious amount of performers – some even two or three times… So I’ve had incredible difficulty here. That was part of my reasoning as far as Mind the Advent 2017 was concerned; […]

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The Duchess of Malfi

The first part in their ‘The Face of Decadence’ season, Scena Mundi’s latest offering is a full production of John Webster’s dark, murderous tragedy The Duchess of Malfi. Written c. 1613/14, around the same time as Fletcher & Shakespeare’s The Two Noble Kinsmen, it remained a popular play for the next century – though its violent […]

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FORUM: Venus & Adonis

Scena Mundi Theatre Company‘s first new venture for the year (as part of their SEASON 2017) is their inaugural FORUM event – this one focused on the story of Venus & Adonis. Several poems have been written about it, most famously Ovid (in his Metamorphoses) and Shakespeare. It was the latter’s narrative poem that formed the […]

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Coming up in 2017…

Whilst obviously we all remain hopeful that this year isn’t going to be as bad as last year, it’s probably a good idea to distract ourselves with art and escape into Theatreland. And luckily it seems to be shaping up rather nicely! I already have quite a few nights booked up to keep you interested […]

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Favourite shows of 2016

It has been pretty hard to narrow down my customary top 12, particularly given the sheer number of shows I had to choose from – and how late I was still seeing new shows… There are a few that I’ve had to exclude from the list as it would be cheeky to have shows from […]

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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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