In and Out of Chekhov’s Shorts: The Ups & Downs of Love & Lust

Tuesday 24th September 2019 at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Eliot Giuralarocca adapts Chekhov’s The Chemist’s Wife, At a Summer Villa, The Lady with a Little Dog, The Bear and An Avenger into a beautifully interweaving set of fleeting tales. Each is tied together by lovers lamenting or lovers swooning and there’s a general sense... Continue Reading →

The Night Watch: Passions & Torments in Wartime London

Wednesday 4th September 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Night Watch is one of Sarah Waters’ more complex novels, directed here by Alastair Whatley. It’s a story which toys with chronology to present the incomplete conclusion before backtracking to the introductions leading to those first glimpses of our characters and the dynamics between them.... Continue Reading →

Interview: Emma Rice Talks Musical Production of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers

Emma Rice’s Wise Children are set to return to York Theatre Royal with their second show this September - a musical adaptation of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers. Here Rice talks favourite characters, the worrying status of the arts in schools... and her own time in uniform! Which Malory Towers character were you in your schooldays?... Continue Reading →

Interview: Sarah Waters Talks New Production of The Night Watch

Sarah Waters has seen her work successfully adapted for both stage and screen over the years. The love affair between creatives and her best-selling novels continues with the latest adaptation being the upcoming York Theatre Royal & Original Theatre Company production of The Night Watch. Here Waters talks The Night Watch, her love of theatre and... Continue Reading →

The Geminus: An Unexpected Love Affair

Tuesday 13th August 2019 at the Tristan Bates Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ross Dinwiddy’s The Geminus is a cleanly selective new work based on Joseph Conrad’s story of a ship captain who harbours a fugitive. In Dinwiddy’s story, the captain and an enigmatic sailor clambouring aboard his ship in the dead of night form a connection born... Continue Reading →

10 Days That Shook The World: An Energised Whistle-Stop Tour of Political History

Wednesday 1st August 2019 at 2Northdown Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 10 Days That Shook The World takes the wildly complex subject of the Russian Revolution in hand by focusing on the work of one journalist and his dedication to covering what many wanted covered up. It’s a devised adaptation of the works of John Reed and... Continue Reading →

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Thrilling Production Filled With Inspired Departures

Wednesday 24th July 2019 at the Bridge Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If ever there was a perfect production to introduce a person to the wonders of Shakespeare, it’s this one. It’s rare for a creative team to really bring fresh new dimensions to Shakespeare’s work but with this production there’s budget and vision, and with it... Continue Reading →

Interview: Simon Stewart Talks My Other Self: The Evolution of Shakespeare’s Richard III

All or Nothing Theatre Company are heading to the Camden Fringe with a play which looks at one of Shakespeare’s most villainous characters through a very contemporary lens. The shows plays The Cockpit Theatre 19th - 23rd August and you can find tickets here. Ever a fan of Shakespearean shows, I caught up with writer... Continue Reading →

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