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:...

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....

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...

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...

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....

Review – The Lord of the Flies

The Lord of the Flies Regent’s Park Theatre Ltd At Birmingham Repertory Theatre Novel by William Golding Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams Directed by Timothy Sheader Co-Directed by...

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 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 – 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 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...