Mates blogger: Elaine Chapman


Elaine Chapman is one of over 45 theatre bloggers who are part of the MyTheatreMates collective. This page features Elaine'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.
Elaine Chapman
Elaine Chapman an English graduate from Winchester University. By day a mother and business owner. By night an avid theatregoer enjoying the world of reviewing theatre and films from an audience perspective.
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The latest from Elaine on MyTheatreMates

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‘Brings a new life & dimension to the dangerously charismatic Gray’: THE TRAGEDY OF DORIAN GRAY – Blue Devil Productions (Online review) ★★★★

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Writer and director Ross Dinwiddy’s vision to create a black and white adaptation of Dorian Gray adds a twist to the gothic tale. Moving away from the rich luxury often associated with Wilde, The Tragedy of Dorian Gray offers a deeper depth into the dark soul traded to the devil for eternal youth.

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‘Delightful & informative’: Gilbert & Sullivan’s Improbable New Musical – Brighton Fringe (Online review) ★★★★

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Coily Dart Theatre presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s Improbable New Musical, a brand new production for the Brighton Fringe 2021. This fully audio production tells the little known story of Helen Carte and the important contribution she made to the D’Oyly Carte Legacy.

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‘Brings this macabre masterpiece to life’: THE BLACK CAT – Threedumb Theatre (Online review) ★★★★★

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This week saw the opening night of Threedumb Theatre’s fourth post lockdown production The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe. Set within the old Church and using the outside areas, cameraman David Smith follows the main protagonist performed by Stephen Smith around the building as he tells us the tale of The Black Cat.

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‘The cast brilliantly succeeds in creating the horror’: After The Turn: The Mystery of Bly Manor – Nine Knocks Theatre (Online review) ★★★★

In Edinburgh Festival, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews by Elaine ChapmanLeave a Comment

In After the Turn: The Mystery of Bly Manor, Nine Knocks Theatre company has shown the wealth of talented actors in their company along with their ability to create a powerful and atmospheric performance without actually being on the same stage.


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