Frankenstein: Showcasing the Dramatic Power of Puppetry

Thursday 2nd February, 2017, at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loosely liken this production from Blackeyed Theatre to watching the metamorphosis of a butterfly, with the first act being the caterpillar to chrysalis and the second being the transformed butterfly. It's very apt for this analogy to have come to mind of course; Frankenstein does follow... Continue Reading →

In Defence of Positive Reviews

A friend of mine asked me recently 'Do you ever write bad reviews? You seem to like most of what you see?' It's a valid question; scanning my back-catalogue (on OnStage and AlwaysTimeForTheatre.Wordpress.com) shows far more praise than criticism, but there are of course very good reasons for this. Reason 1: Appreciation of the Hardworking... Continue Reading →

The Boy with Tape on His Face: The Comic Brilliance of a Verbal Embargo

Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. Tuesday, 18th October, 2016. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'The Boy with Tape on His Face', or Sam Wills as his nearest and dearest likely still address him, is a whirlwind of clever, creative, comic fun. As the name suggests, he stands before his audience with his mouth taped. For most, this would mean game over,... Continue Reading →

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