Mates blogger: Caroline Hanks-Farmer


Caroline Hanks-Farmer is one of over 45 theatre bloggers who are part of the MyTheatreMates collective. This page features Caroline's posts on MyTheatreMates. Take a look at our full list of theatre bloggers and our aggregated feed of all our Mates' posts. We’re always looking for new theatre bloggers. Could that be you? Learn about how to join us.
Caroline Hanks-Farmer
Having been a performer for many years, Caroline knows first hand how much the support of a good audience is valued, appreciated and needed. She is passionate about all performing art, but has a particular interest in new writing and Off-West End productions. Having reviewed for other publications, she set up her website, Carn’s Theatre Passion, to provide more exposure for these areas, as well as news, views, interviews and information on all stage-related matters.
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THE TEMPEST – Hope Theatre

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Not only can Shakespeare be considered to be England’s greatest playwright, he is probably the most prolific when it comes to performances of his work. The plays are amazingly flexible in the many ways they can be stage and the latest production of “The Tempest” at The Hope Theatre by the Thick as Thieves Production company is a lovely case in point.

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AS IS – West End

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Sometimes as a reviewer, you sit in a theatre space and you just feel this is going to be an incredibly important piece of theatre. As Is is one of those such occurrences. Written by William M. Hoffman and directed by Andrew Keates, this is billed as “the first AIDS play”.

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EDWARD II – St Bartholomew the Great

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Now I’m no republican, but the problem with a hereditary monarchy is that you never really know who you will get ruling you. They could be good or evil, sensible or mad, a statesman/woman or just a state, it’s all a bit of a lottery. This then is the central theme to Christopher Marlowe’s play “Edward II” or to give it its full title “The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical Fall of Proud Mortimer.”

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NEWS: Denise Van Outen, Michael Xavier, Kimberley Walsh and Kerry Hall lead Cadogan Hall Sweet Charity concert

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Cadogan Hall presents the concert version of Sweet Charity with musical theatre stars Denise Van Outen (as Charity), Michael Xavier, Kimberley Walsh and Kerry Ellis. The soloists are joined by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Arts Ed Chorale, under musical director Richard Balcombe. The creative team is completed by stage director Paul Foster and choreographer Matt Flint.

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NEWS: Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales has summer season in Leicester Square

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Award-winning company Scamp Theatre will bring several of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved children’s books to the London stage in 2015, including the world stage premiere of their most recent book The Scarecrows’ Wedding. Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales will also play a Summer Season at Leicester Square Theatre.

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NEWS: Original ‘Secret’ Theatre returns to Londonwith Secret Island

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After an underground three month sold-out immersive production of SE7EN DEADLY SINS, the original “secret” theatre company returns with a new production on a secret island in East London. This latest production looks to challenge social and political extremes that face East Londoners. Cross the bridge, join the masquerade and immerse yourself in another world!


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