Saturday, July 22, 2017

Theatre Review – Hamlet (RSC)

Hamlet by William Shakespeare Royal Shakespeare Company Directed by Simon Godwin Reviewer: Andy Millward Denmark has been relocated to somewhere in West Africa, while Old Fortinbras’s Norway is presumably...

Theatre Review – Single Spies

Single Spies by Alan Bennett Presented by Chichester Festival Theatre & Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh Reviewer: Sam Chipman In his book Writing Home Bennett confesses that espionage interests...

Theatre Review- King Lear

King Lear By William Shakespeare A Royal Exchange Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company Co-Production Birmingham Repertory Theatre Directed by Michael Buffong  Reviewer: Mary Moncrieff   O, reason not the need! That...

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...

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...

Dracula – The greatest Gothic story ever told

Dracula could be named the quintessential Gothic horror novel and no soul would hear a word of argument from me. Since the first time I...

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 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...

Casting announced for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

On Monday 21 December 2015, the producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child announced that Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley will...

Review – Dead Dog In A Suitcase

Dead Dog In A Suitcase (And Other Love Songs) Kneehigh Theatre Birmingham Repertory Theatre Written by Carl Grose, Music by Charles Hazelwood Directed by Mike Shepherd Reviewer: Sam Chipman Based...