Saturday, July 22, 2017

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: Travesties (Apollo Theatre)

Travesties By Tom Stoppard Apollo Theatre Reviewer: Andy Millward Travesties is, typically for our greatest artistic import from the then Czechoslovakia via India, Sir Tom Stoppard (aka Tomáš Straussler), a dazzling achievement.  It...

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,...

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...

Theatre Review: Julius Caesar (Donmar at Kings Cross)

Julius Caesar Donmar King's Boulevard, Kings Cross Reviewer: Andy Millward There were many firsts in Phillida Lloyd's adventurous production of Julius Caesar, part of an interesting and contrasting...

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....

Trained Actor, Still In Training – Lesson Three – Self Discipline

For today's lesson, I'll be using a very specific example from my personal experience. When I was at drama school, there was one note I...

Theatre Review: Amadeus (National Theatre)

Amadeus By Peter Shaffer National TheatreReviewer: Andy Millward Taking on a production of the late and great Peter Schaffer‘s masterpiece Amadeus is an act of bravado, not something to be...

Theatre Review – The Mikado (ENO)

The Mikado English National Opera Music by Arthur Sullivan and lyrics by W.S Gilbert  Directed by Jonathan Miller Reviewer: Andy Millward This being a revival of Jonathan Miller‘s famed and oft-repeated 1987 production of Gilbert and Sullivan‘s, The...

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...