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...

Theatre Review – You Tweet My Face Space

You Tweet My Face Space Writer/Producer: Tom Hartwell Director: Anne Stoffels  The Bedford, Balham (Theatre N16) Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, meet David. He’s addicted to Facebook and...

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...

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 – 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....

Obituary – Harper Lee – One author; One book; a world inspired.

Harper Lee was never comfortable with the instant and lasting fame that her début novel propelled her into, she even said on radio in...

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 – 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...

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 – 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,...