Not the usual way we’d all like to be spending World Theatre Day, but if you do want to mark it in some form then there are plenty of creative options available. News The National Theatre is due to begin a series of NT Live streaming events on YouTube; they will take place every […]Read More Never Mind The Blog… Here’s World Theatre Day 2020
Before this, I’ve taken on Shakespeare, puppetry and Emma Rice; thanks to an early pattern in theatre scheduling, I decided this year had to focus on Arthur Miller. I started off really enthusiastically – it definitely helped that I was rather spoilt for choice in terms of productions of Arthur Miller’s plays in the first […]Read More Arthur Miller 2019: a summary
Superheroes and musicians seem to be the go-to subjects for films at the moment; after the success of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody over the winter, we now have Rocketman gracing the screens. Written by Lee Hall (best known for Billy Elliot and also responsible for the stage adaptation of Shakespeare in Love, amongst others) and directed […]Read More Rocketman
I think it’s safe to assume that nearly all of you reading this right now had one thing on your minds last night: the Olivier Awards. Whether you were at home listening to the radio/refreshing Twitter, at a viewing party, or inside the Royal Albert Hall itself in one capacity or another, there was certainly […]Read More Day 1: Olivier Awards reactions (musicals)
There have been so many brilliant performances this year that I simply couldn’t narrow them down enough – and it also didn’t seem fair to restrict things even further, so I’ve split what would usually be one post into two (favourite male performances came earlier). Mind the Advent also promoted a few more performances, just […]Read More Favourite female performances of 2018
Following not one, but two recent acclaimed runs (first at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre in 2017, followed by a limited engagement at Hampstead Theatre earlier this year), Michael Longhurst’s production of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s musical Caroline, or Change now makes its mark on London’s West End, taking up residence at the Playhouse Theatre until next spring. […]Read More Caroline, or Change
What a difference, er, 16 years makes… Despite the show spending over a decade at the Dominion Theatre, I never managed to make it to see We Will Rock You in the height of my original Queen obsession – it actually closed just four months before I moved to London. I did, however, buy the […]Read More Missed The Boat: We Will Rock You
A couple of weeks ago I was one of the lucky few who was allowed into the Caroline, or Change rehearsal rooms for a sneak peek at how the show is coming along, as it prepares for its West End transfer. (Check out my Instagram stories if you’d like to see and hear a little […]Read More Why should you see Caroline, or Change?