Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Are we producing too many drama school graduates?

The U.K has some of the finest and most reputable drama schools in the world including RADA and the Central School of Speech and Drama, not...

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...

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...

Theatre Review – See Bob Run

See Bob Run The Bread and Roses Theatre, Clapham Written by Daniel MacIvor Directed by Scott Le Crass Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom See Bob Run by Daniel MacIvor follows Bob...

Creative Minds: Mental health on (and off) the stage

In recent years there has been a growing focus on building and maintaining spaces that are open and supportive of mental health issues, and so...

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...

The Small Stagey Boy: To Be, or Not To Be

Welcome to a new regular series for The Daily Spectacle. This is a sister series to my Mindfulness 101 series which will soon be restarting....

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 – 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:...

Theatre Review – Uncle Vanya (Almeida Theatre)

Uncle Vanya Almeida Theatre by Chekhov Directed by Robert Icke Reviewer: Andy Millward Uncle Vanya is serious and weighty stuff, literally and metaphorically; it is ominous, the lull before the storm....