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 – 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 – Flare Path

Flare Path The Original Theatre and Birdsong Productions Ltd Birmingham Repertory Theatre By Terence Rattigan Directed by Justin Audibert Reviewer: Mary Moncrieff Set in a lovely little hotel lounge, The...

Wuthering Heights – a twisted romance

Call me strange. Call me weird. Call me twisted. I have always found stories with darker themes, tones and events to be much more...

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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Book Review: After Kathy Acker – A Biography by Chris Kraus

Kathy Acker, a writer perhaps better known by reputation than from her actual writing, was in many ways a pioneer of the kind of...

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...

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley’s Promethean Tale

Who is the monster? This question, above all others, is what Mary Shelley's popular Gothic tale poses to us. Frankenstein is a novel inspired by the...

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...

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,...