Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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:...

Review – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe Birmingham Repertory Theatre By C.S. Lewis Dramatised by Adrian Mitchell Music by Shaun Davey Directed by Tessa Walker   Reviewed by: Mary Moncrieff Long...

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: 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 – Private Lives

Private Lives Presented by Ambassador Theatre Group New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham Written by Noel Coward Directed by Tom Attenborough   Reviewer: Sam Chipman    Private Lives can be described as nothing less than...

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:...

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...

The End of the Triple Threat

In a recent article by ‘American Theatre’, Maggie Gilroy talks about modern musical theatre students in the USA building on their much coveted triple...

The Importance of Music Education in Schools

The Ofsted report into music education in schools in the United Kingdom, published November 2013, reported that good music education “reaches only a minority...

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...