Vault Festival 2018: preview

It’s that time of year again: the annual VAULT Festival is nearly upon us, and looks set to be bigger & better than ever! There’s a lot to love about what goes on at this event, with an incredible range of theatre, comedy, music & refreshments on offer every day for eight weeks. If you’ve […]

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“Oh, for a muse of fire that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention!”

You might be forgiven for thinking that only certain Shakespeare plays are allowed to be produced in any given 12-month period – for example, last year I saw five different Twelfth Nights, and this year are at least three Macbeths already on my radar… Michelle Terry couldn’t really come up with anything out of the […]

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Globe 2018: “Who’s there?”

Ever since Emma Rice’s shocking and premature resignation prior to her final two seasons at Shakespeare’s Globe, there has been suspense and anticipation over what will happen next. Michelle Terry was named as Rice’s successor in July, and this morning announced an extensive inaugural summer season. The Globe also teased its new branding, with both […]

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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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Worst shows of 2017

Inevitably you remember the awful shows more, as they stick out in a sea of good and brilliant productions. Obviously when you see around 200 different shows you’re bound to come across a few duff ones, but I’m pleased to say that nearly all of the bad shows I saw can be found in this […]

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Tomorrow Creeps: preview

Next in line for GOLEM! Theatre, following Macbeths and this summer’s I Know You Of Old, will be a new play called Tomorrow Creeps. Its name is taken from one of Macbeth’s late soliloquies, and is written by company co-founder David Fairs – with a little help from a certain William Shakespeare! “The Fallen Tyrant […]

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Twelfth Night (RSC 2017)

Following in the footsteps of Emma Rice’s production of the same play in her final summer season at the Globe, director Christopher Luscombe moves from Nell Gwynn’s 17th century setting to a Belle Époque version of Twelfth Night. This production delights in the work of the Aesthetic Movement, as well as bringing a subcontinental flavour […]

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