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...

The Holocaust – Depravity Committed Under the Cover of Science

A note to the reader: click on this link and begin reading as the violin begins to weep Ever since I was old enough to...

Could another Rickman or Bowie emerge in modern society?

Both Alan Rickman and David Bowie died recently, taken from us by cancer, both aged 69: but that was not the only thing they...

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 – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang West Yorkshire Playhouse Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman Based on the MGM motion picture Directed by James Brining Reviewer:...

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...

Review – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe Birmingham Repertory Theatre By C.S. Lewis Dramatised by Adrian Mitchell Music by Shaun Davey Directed by Tessa Walker   Reviewed by: Mary Moncrieff Long...

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:...

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...

Trained Actor, Still in Training – Lesson Two – Keep Playing

I'm pretty certain that every drama school comes equipped with that eccentric teacher who's main objective is to get you to 'keep playing'. In...