Half A Sixpence: Bloggers’ Press Night

Half A Sixpence marks six months on the West End stage, and myself and a number of bloggers were invited along to help celebrate what a triumph, what a triumph (it is)! We were lucky enough to be given an exclusive behind the scenes look at the show, including a banjo lesson, Q&A with the cast, and more… There was definitely a buzz of excitement and laughter as we … Continue reading Half A Sixpence: Bloggers’ Press Night

Casting: Miss Saigon UK & Ireland Tour

Principal casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Miss Saigon. Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical will perform at the Curve Leicester, where it will play from Saturday 1 July – Saturday 22 July 2017.  Red Concepcion (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Normal Heart) will play ‘The Engineer’, Sooha Kim (Miss Saigon, London) ‘Kim’, Ashley Gilmour (Miss Saigon, London) ‘Chris’, … Continue reading Casting: Miss Saigon UK & Ireland Tour

Rose Theatre Kingston – Alice in Wonderland Auditions

It’s only four months into the year, but planning for Christmas Pantos is already underway! The Rose Theatre Kingston has announced that their winter show will be Alice in Wonderland, adapted and directed by Ciaran McConville. Based on the much loved stories of Lewis Carroll, audiences will step through the Looking Glass with Alice this Christmas and join her in this glorious adventure. And this year, you could … Continue reading Rose Theatre Kingston – Alice in Wonderland Auditions

Review: The Weatherman (Basic Space) ****

Taking on big issues can seem a daunting task. Why are you telling this story? Who should be speaking it? How do you tread the thin line between being pertinent and being preachy? Such is an issue faced by Quirk in their green show: The Weatherman. But they needn’t worry. Like your carbon footprint, this show will leave a mark. It’s indelible and a highly personal and enjoyable experience. For as … Continue reading Review: The Weatherman (Basic Space) ****

Review: The Inevitable Disappearance of Edward J. Neverwhere ****

Edward J. Neverwhere is not real. But his story is. Exploring the power of memory, The Inevitable Disappearance of Edward J. Neverwhere immerses audiences in a world of pure imagination. But in a show that relies on telling not showing, audiences may need to use their imagination to make sense of a somewhat convoluted narrative. Created by his childhood friend, he may be imagined but everything he feels is … Continue reading Review: The Inevitable Disappearance of Edward J. Neverwhere ****

Review: A Lost Art (Basic Space) ***

Letters capture a unique and single moment in time. A Lost Art takes these snapshots from the past and breathes new life into them. But not in speech: through dance. What results is vibrant and vibrant storytelling, but one which has lacks the intimacy of its inspiration. From dance based theatre company Palms Down, A Lost Art invites audiences to rediscover the art of writing. Escape into an … Continue reading Review: A Lost Art (Basic Space) ***

Review: Orwell’s Voice (Basic Space) *****

The voice is a powerful tool. At its loudest, it can rouse and rally; in silence, it still speaks. In writing, it records the past, informs the present, and speaks to the future. In Orwell’s Voice, Callum Berridge explores the power of that writer’s voice and his own. Performative and enduring, I have never seen anything like this on stage. Despite being one of the … Continue reading Review: Orwell’s Voice (Basic Space) *****

Review: DRINKS *** (Basic Space)

Immersive theatre is continuing to grow in popularity over the last few years: audiences are invited into an expansive world, with a whole host of characters and experiences to be explored. In some cases, these world provide an escape from hum-drum reality into fantasy. DRINKS creates a world not unlike our own, as Three Pegs Productions explores the challenges facing young people in London today. Sharp, short … Continue reading Review: DRINKS *** (Basic Space)

Interview: Matthew Seager & Stephanie Withers (In Other Words)

Earlier this month, I saw in other words at the Hope Theatre, a beautiful show which marries music and memory. Writer and actor Matthew Seager and Producer Stephanie Withers took the time to talk to me about the themes in the show and performing in this intimate space. How would you describe the show? Matthew Seager: Primarily it’s a love story about the power of … Continue reading Interview: Matthew Seager & Stephanie Withers (In Other Words)

Review: Glaucoma *** (Basic Space Festival)

There is a blindness… A show which takes on one big issue faces a challenge. A show which takes on multiple issues, an even bigger one. A show which takes on how we ourselves take on these issues, the biggest. Ambitious and articulate, CapaTaro Theatre’s Glaucoma perhaps takes on too much. People are blind to the problems before them: homelessness, environmentalism, consumerism. The list goes … Continue reading Review: Glaucoma *** (Basic Space Festival)