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Normal has walked the plank & theatre is in flux

Normal has walked the plank & theatre is in flux

January 2022 As we await the known unknowns of Omicron, one’s sanity becomes an object of speculation among one’s acquaintances.  I am fed up. Jaded. Exhausted. None of this is normal. Normal has walked the plank. Life of Pi I tell you this...

Top 5 Shows of 2021 (according to me)

Top 5 Shows of 2021 (according to me)

2021. The year that tried to one-up 2020. Truly. (I think being a neurotic, worrisome person slightly prepared me for it) An extraordinary year for British theatre. Anyway, for my final blog of the last rollercoaster 12 months, I present...

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Normal has walked the plank & theatre is in flux

Normal has walked the plank & theatre is in flux

January 2022 As we await the known unknowns of Omicron, one’s sanity becomes an object of speculation among one’s acquaintances.  I am fed up. Jaded. Exhausted. None of this is normal. Normal has walked the plank. Life of Pi I tell you this...

Top 5 Shows of 2021 (according to me)

Top 5 Shows of 2021 (according to me)

2021. The year that tried to one-up 2020. Truly. (I think being a neurotic, worrisome person slightly prepared me for it) An extraordinary year for British theatre. Anyway, for my final blog of the last rollercoaster 12 months, I present...

Cabaret, review: the show of a lifetime

Cabaret, review: the show of a lifetime

Stunningly designed by Tom Scutt, London’s Playhouse Theatre is transformed into the Kit Kat Club – and Eddie Redmayne is its emcee – for this jaw dropping – expensive (the lowest price in the top two ticket price bands is £120)- production. Eddie Redmayne and...

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Manchester International Festival 2021 programme announced

Manchester International Festival 2021 programme announced

Manchester International Festival (MIF), returns from 1-18 July with a vibrant programme of original new work from across the spectrum of visual and performing arts and music by artists from over 20 countries. The reasonably amazing lineup includes Angélique Kidjo,...

Look Ahead: Theatre Streaming in March

Look Ahead: Theatre Streaming in March

At last! A roadmap – the prime minister has announced a timeline for when theatres and other live events venues may be able to reopen. All being well, indoor and outdoor theatres will be allowed to reopen with social distancing from May 17. Hmmmmmmmmm. Anyway, here...

Look Ahead: Theatre streaming in February

Look Ahead: Theatre streaming in February

Here is a list of shows that are streaming throughout February – some good stuff, I’m sure you will agree. In all the Seyi Omooba shambles you may have missed that Curve in Leicester’s special concert version of musical The Color Purple musical is being streamed from...

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Normal has walked the plank & theatre is in flux

Normal has walked the plank & theatre is in flux

January 2022 As we await the known unknowns of Omicron, one’s sanity becomes an object of speculation among one’s acquaintances.  I am fed up. Jaded. Exhausted. None of this is normal. Normal has walked the plank. Life of Pi I tell you this...

Cabaret, review: the show of a lifetime

Cabaret, review: the show of a lifetime

Stunningly designed by Tom Scutt, London’s Playhouse Theatre is transformed into the Kit Kat Club – and Eddie Redmayne is its emcee – for this jaw dropping – expensive (the lowest price in the top two ticket price bands is £120)- production. Eddie Redmayne and...

Lancaster Playwriting Award winner announced

Lancaster Playwriting Award winner announced

A ‘spiky and tender’ story about relationships has earned a writer from Liverpool the Lancaster Playwriting Prize 2022, it was announced today (December 6). Joseph Irwin Winner Joseph Irwin, who was selected from 30 entries to win the award, will now...

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Mesmerising Sweeney Todd got me by the throat

Mesmerising Sweeney Todd got me by the throat

Lots to love about Nick Bagnall’s stripped-back Sweeney Todd in Liverpool, including the cast, acting, and absorbing scenes between Sweeney Todd and Mrs Lovett and the decision to set it in a time of Brexhaustion. Everything seems fresh minted.  Bagnall’s wickedly...

Standing at The Sky’s Edge

Standing at The Sky’s Edge

Standing At The Sky’s Edge’s portrayal of high-rise communities in the iconic concrete housing estate could hardly be bettered. It’s an evocative setting. Park Hill was built in the 1950’s as a solution to the city’s social housing. This new musical is all about that...

Young Frankenstein: do we all make our own monsters?

Young Frankenstein: do we all make our own monsters?

The gender roles in Young Frankenstein raise huge questions around our own collusion as audiences and Mel Brooks’ musical comedy starring Ross Noble, Hadley Fraser, Summer Strallen and Lesley Joseph is ruffling feathers. The background is that, in Natasha...

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