Theatre Review: Two // Theatre Group

As a northern theatre student that finds themself surrounded by southern artists the majority of the time, I cannot tell you how incredibly refreshing it was to watch Two by Jim Cartwright, and directed by Tom Gibson, last week. Focusing on working-class life in a northern pub in the 1980s, Cartwright’s pub is a space […]Read More

Theatre Review: Posh // Theatre Group

Intense, hard-hitting, and anger-inducing, Theatre Group‘s production of Posh, by Laura Wade, succeeded in creating a satirical commentary on the immense privilege that comes with being white, male and upper-class. As the company’s director, George Marlin, stated in his director’s note: “Posh is as relevant and topical in a post-Brexit Britain as it was ten […]Read More

Theatre Review: Random Acts of Malice // Theatre Group

Random Acts of Malice, written by Alan Fraser, and directed by his son, Lewis, was a warm and welcome break from Storm Ciara yesterday evening. As well as the weather performing as pathetic fallacy to the psychological thriller I was sitting down to watch, (and matching the storm taking place in Fraser’s script) the play […]Read More

Theatre News: Lin-Manuel Miranda spills Hamilton film details

Lin-Manuel Miranda has provided Variety magazine with an update on the status of the Hamilton film, in a recent interview. With previous reports stating that Miranda’s pitch had caused a bidding war between a number of studios, including Netflix, he has now revealed that the film will be coming “sooner rather than later”. Variety have […]Read More

Theatre Review: Wright Off // Open Theatre

“’Farce is dead’, I hear you say… When has it ever been more relevant?!” Being in the presence of Wright Off, written and directed by Luke Haywood, on Saturday evening was nothing but an absolute pleasure. Two hours of belly ache from laughing too much, and gasping for breath whilst whispering “WHAT is going on?!” […]Read More

Theatre Review: Before It Rains // Open Theatre

Katherine Chandler’s Before It Rains, performed by Open Theatre in [email protected], was a divine concoction of brave and beautiful storytelling, and contemporary life’s raw happenings. Punctuated with humour and the tense extremities of humankind, this production is, quite simply, the best show that I have seen a society put on stage during my time at […]Read More

Knocking Down Walls & Uniting Under Conflict With Brickin’ It

Why do we divide during conflict? How does division effect people? Why haven’t we learned from our past? These are only three of the questions that Brickin’ It Theatre Company are trying to tackle in their brand-new production, Sides. Celebrating thirty years since the fall of the Berlin wall, Sides is set in Berlin during […]Read More

Theatre Review: Listen, You Can Hear The Sound Of No

Ponder Theatre’s fifty-minute production of Listen, You Can Hear The Sound Of No Hands Clapping is written and directed by Melanie Noa Jehan, who devised her script by adapting John Milton’s Paradise Lost into an “avant-garde history play”. The piece follows six era-defining historical figures, such as Homer and Katherine Parr, who explore well-known works […]Read More

Obituary: The Giant Who Stole All The Tonys, Harold Prince

No single figure in modern, popular theatre has been associated with the amount of ground-breaking theatrical hits that Broadway director and producer Harold Prince has. After passing away at the age ninety-one, working just under seventy years in the industry, he has left us with an unparalleled legacy of political and musical masterworks to enjoy, […]Read More

Bigotry, Austerity and Charlatanism: Who Is Boris Johnson?

As of the 23rd July 2019, Boris Johnson is the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, following Theresa May’s resignation earlier this year. The news emerged during a Summer heatwave, prompting the public to highlight the pathetic fallacy of our current situation: the gates of hell have been opened, and the world is officially […]Read More

“It Will Be Done”: An Update On The Winds of

On Monday, we fans of the A Game of Thrones book series were treated to a rarity: George R. R. Martin wrote a blog post (http://georgerrmartin.com/notablog/2019/05/20/an-ending/) on the final, upcoming books, whilst waving goodbye to the popular television series.   He wrote: “Winter is coming, I told you, long ago… and so it is. THE WINDS […]Read More