Interview

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Mike Shepherd, Kneehigh: “I used to walk over the Millennium Bridge full of hope and now it is with a knot in my stomach.”

Mike Shepherd

Mike Shepherd, Artistic Director of Kneehigh Theatre Company has had a remarkable career as a director, performer and as founder of Kneehigh. We are talking on the same day that Emma Rice, former Artistic director and long-time friend and collaborator with Shepherd penned a spirited open letter to the incoming Globe artistic director. Rice offered […]

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Actor Daniel Donskoy: “A Song Goes Round The World is my response to Brexit and my stance on being very, very European in London 2017.”

I am delighted that following a successful run at St James’ Studio in 2016, A Song Goes Round The World opens at Upstairs at The Gatehouse this week; from 25 April and run until 30 April. The show is performed and directed by Daniel Donskoy. Watch and learn, lesser theatre entities. This is how you […]

Review

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‘The Girls’ boasts a solid female cast, inventive design and score and makes for a successful screen-to-stage transfer

The Girls

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s The Girls  Phoenix Theatre, London.   Following a ‘tryout’ last year at The Leeds Grand Theatre and The Lowry in Manchester, ‘The Girls’ boldly finds itself lighting up the West End. Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s new musical – based on the 2003 film Calendar Girls, is a delight to behold. […]

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Beth Iredale’s take on The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

Ms Beth Iredale took a trip to see the popular musical. She did a drawing. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning production is from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and follows a couple of Mormon boys sent on a mission. The Book of Mormon is currently running at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Click HERE to book […]

Guest Blog – Beth Iredale’s ‘Dedication’ sketch review

Sketch Review - Dedication

Beth Iredale took part in the original Young Critics project at Theatre Royal Winchester in 2015. Her drawings are a very impressive critical response in the world of online noise. We went to watch  ‘Dedication‘ directed by Sam Hodges earlier this week at The Nuffield in Southampton. To say Beth is a promising critical voice […]

Blog

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Mike Shepherd, Kneehigh: “I used to walk over the Millennium Bridge full of hope and now it is with a knot in my stomach.”

Mike Shepherd

Mike Shepherd, Artistic Director of Kneehigh Theatre Company has had a remarkable career as a director, performer and as founder of Kneehigh. We are talking on the same day that Emma Rice, former Artistic director and long-time friend and collaborator with Shepherd penned a spirited open letter to the incoming Globe artistic director. Rice offered […]

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Guest Blog: Charley Williams: “I wrote the songs during my illness as self-therapy, little did I know that they would one day be turned into a musical and for a live audience!”

Behind the scenes - When Strawberries are not enough

Charley Williams is someone who has recovered from anorexia after over a decade of struggle and treatment and has used her experiences to explore the impact this has on Hannah, the protagonist of her play and her family and friends. The play When STRAWBERRIES are not enough is powerful, insightful and ultimately uplifting, with great songs […]