Theatre Review – The Magic Flute, ENO

The Magic Flute English National Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Directed by Simon McBurney Reviewer: Andy Millward This is The Magic Flute (AKA die Zauberflöte) as Mozart could never possibly have envisaged it, one...

Trained Actor, Still In Training – Lesson One – Professionalism

Acting - they say it's like driving a car. First, you learn how to pass your driving test. Then you become a good driver...

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...

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 – 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....

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....

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...

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...

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...
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Theatre Review: The Lady from the Sea (Donmar Warehouse)

The Lady from the Sea Donmar Warehouse by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version by Elinor Cook Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah Reviewer: Tom Baker How long can the truth...