Something Awful

No, I haven’t replaced a play’s title with a dismissive assessment of its contents… Something Awful is the new piece from writer/director team Tatty Hennessy and Lucy Jane Atkinson, which is inspired by the true crime story of the ‘Slenderman’ and takes its name from the forum on which the story first surfaced. Produced by […]

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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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#MindTheMusicals 2020: round-up

Well that was one way to start the new year… And considering everything else going on around the same time I think I managed to cope rather well, to be honest – if you were following my diary posts and Instagram stories you’ll have a better idea! This time I began my week on a […]

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Once

Beginning life on the tightest of budgets as an indie film in 2007, Once was made into a stage musical that premièred Off-Broadway four years later and has since been produced all over the world. A new production ran at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch back in 2018, and is now heading out on a UK tour […]

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Fame the Musical

Fame began life as a film in 1980, and has since spawned a spin-off TV series, sequels of various kinds, a modern big screen remake, and a stage musical. The most recent production of the show has been touring the UK and has now extended its stay in London, moving from the Peacock Theatre to […]

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#MindTheMusicals 2020: Diary

I’m hoping that my output will be fairly steady as the week progresses – I have a fair few ideas, but it’s mostly motivation that I’m concerned about. So, just to be sure, I’ve decided that writing a little something up here each day is a good way to start! This should also help you […]

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Day 1: Musical choices for 2020

It looks like it’s going to be a bit of a bumper year for musicals, both in London and across the country. The usual big hitters are still around, including the new production of Les Misérables which has recently begun performances at the Sondheim Theatre (formerly Queen’s Theatre), and a few imports will be making their […]

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