Interview (Part I): Francesca Forristal Talks Theatre, Drag & the Importance of Laughing to Learn

My latest gossipy chinwag is with Francesca Forristal, comedy and songwriter, actor and drag artist extraordinaire. Here in Part I Francesca talks about getting into the arts, the importance of broad thinking when it comes to drag artists and why it’s so important to laugh at the difficult subjects in order to truly engage with... Continue Reading →

The Welkin: A Perilous Standoff between Damnation & Defence

Saturday 22nd February 2020 at the National Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Welkin is a fantastic example of past and present colliding. Lucy Kirkwood’s new play offers harsh realities, intelligent light relief and dramatic revelations to leave craters in the stage. Educating and entertaining as much as it interrogates and grips, we are presented with shifting... Continue Reading →

Interview: Esohe Uwadiae Talks All Things Debut Play She Is A Place Called Home

Esohe Uwadiae brings a daring, exploratory new show to this year’s Vault Festival with her debut play She Is A Place Called Home (playing 3rd - 8th March - tickets here). Delving into the universal ground of family, relationships, love and perseverance, her play also seeks to enlighten audiences when it comes to cultures and... Continue Reading →

Amélie The Musical: A Wonderful Staging of Whimsical Beauty

Tuesday 31st December 2019 at The Other Palace, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Let me start by admitting that I didn’t see Amélie the movie (I know...but that rock I was living under was cosy). The very best thing about Amélie The Musical however, is the way in which this fantastic cast deliver Michael Fentiman’s gorgeously whimsical staging... Continue Reading →

Master Harold and the Boys: When the Relatively Ordinary Becomes Catastrophic

Saturday 2nd November 2019 at the National Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Athol Fugard’s Master Harold and the Boys is a pretty excellent creation. It’s fascinating in its approach to plucking the rotten fruit of history and placing it before us while simultaneously providing us with a very recognisable and relatable dynamic. In this instance however, the rather... Continue Reading →

The Son: The Complex Struggle of those who are Helpless

Wednesday 28th August 2019 at the Duke of York’s Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stories without neat and easy conclusions are often the most powerful and such is certainly the case with the Kiln Theatre’s production of Florian Zeller’s The Son. Translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Michael Longhurst, this is an excellent drama but it also... Continue Reading →

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