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,...

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...

Why Representation Matters

Representation is a topic that is growing in momentum across the media. Though for the most part that media seems to be of a...

Creative Minds: Mental health on (and off) the stage

In recent years there has been a growing focus on building and maintaining spaces that are open and supportive of mental health issues, and so...

Theatre Review – Broken Fanny

Broken Fanny The Space at Jury’s Inn, Venue 260 (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) Written by: Emma Jerrold Directed by: Blanche McIntyre Produced by: Something for the Weekend Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom Emma...

Theatre Review – John Robertson: The Dark Room

John Robertson: The Dark Room Underbelly, Cowgate, Venue 61 (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) Written and Produced by: John Robertson Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom "You awake to find yourself in a...

Theatre Review – Sonder

Sonder Centrality Theatre The Cockpit, MaryleboneReviewer: Laura Shoebottom One homeless man in a city full of strangers and the impact of one random act of kindness, 'Sonder'...

Theatre Review – Unnatural Selection

Unnatural Selection OPIA Theatre Company Theatre N16, London Written by: OPIA Theatre Company Directed by: OPIA Theatre Company Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom Four women, one competition, one winner. Unnatural Selection follows Nicky,...

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 – 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...