Theatre Review – Hello Norma Jeane

Hello Norma Jeane Giant Cherry Productions Park Theatre Written by Dylan Costello Directed by Matthew Gould Reviewer: Andy Millward Hello Norma Jeane could have been just a warm and perceptive tale...

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...

Theatre Review – Unreachable

Unreachable The Royal Court Theatre, London Writer: Anthony Neilson Director: Anthony Neilson Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom Matt Smith plays movie director Maxim, winner of the Palme d’Or who is doing everything...

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 – Of Mice And Men

Of Mice And Men Birmingham Repertory Theatre Written by John Steinbeck Directed by Roxanna Silbert Reviewer: Sam Chipman   Of Mice and Men played at Birmingham Rep in October 2014,...

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,...
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Theatre Review: 4.48 Psychosis (Lyric Hammersmith)

4.48 Psychosis Lyric Theatre By Sarah Kane, adapted by Philip Venables Directed by Ted Huffman Reviewer: Tom Baker The text of Sarah Kane’s final play does not specify setting,...

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...

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 – You Tweet My Face Space

You Tweet My Face Space Writer/Producer: Tom Hartwell Director: Anne Stoffels  The Bedford, Balham (Theatre N16) Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, meet David. He’s addicted to Facebook and...