Could another Rickman or Bowie emerge in modern society?

Both Alan Rickman and David Bowie died recently, taken from us by cancer, both aged 69: but that was not the only thing they...

Emma Rice & The Globe: A recipe that was bound to turn sour

The arts world has been largely critical of the decision for Emma Rice to step down from her post of Artistic Director at Shakespeare's Globe,...

Harry Potter and the Cronos Syndrome

The children of the 1990s, the entitled millennials, were quite a privileged generation, and among their many privileges, from being raised with the internet,...

Theatre Review – John Robertson: The Dark Room

John Robertson: The Dark Room Underbelly, Cowgate, Venue 61 (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) Written and Produced by: John Robertson Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom "You awake to find yourself in a...

Review – Guys and Dolls (UK Tour)

Guys and Dolls a Chichester Festival Theatre Production New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Directed by Gordon Greenberg Reviewer:...

Finding fulfilment as a creative

There are many stories of artists in constant battle with themselves, many suffering periods of depression or even madness, that it has perhaps become...

Theatre Review: Enter Stage Write (Birmingham Rep)

Enter Stage Write Transition Stage Company The Birmingham Repertory Theatre Featuring writing from Stephanie Perry, Lynda Lewis, Abraham Adeyemi, Rebecca de Fargues, and Kevin Powis. Directed by Hannah Jones...

Theatre Review – Broken Fanny

Broken Fanny The Space at Jury’s Inn, Venue 260 (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) Written by: Emma Jerrold Directed by: Blanche McIntyre Produced by: Something for the Weekend Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom Emma...

The Cost of Drama School Training

As I approach the end of my time at Birmingham School of Acting, and the prospect of entering the already overcrowded acting industry, I...

Review – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang West Yorkshire Playhouse Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman Based on the MGM motion picture Directed by James Brining Reviewer:...