Mates blogger: Helen McWilliams


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Helen McWilliams
Helen McWilliams is a Midlands-based reviewer, but is happy travelling anywhere and everywhere to pursue her love of the theatre. Since 2013, she has been combining her passions for writing and theatre in her Entertainment Views site (formerly Break A Leg). She also enjoys interviewing actors, writers and other professionals from the business. Helen tweets at @entsviews.


The latest from Helen on MyTheatreMates

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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Present Laughter’s Rebecca Johnson

In Interviews, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Touring by Helen McWilliamsLeave a Comment

Rebecca Johnson is an actress whose work I was already familiar with, having seen her last Christmas as Mrs Darling in Wendy and Peter Pan at the RSC in Stratford. I rated her performance, then, and she has continued to impress me now that she is starring as Liz Essendine, alongside Samuel West as Garry Essendine, in Noel Coward’s Present Laughter.

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THE FIX – Union Theatre

In Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Helen McWilliamsLeave a Comment

I was already familiar with the original soundtrack to this controversial yet exceptionally current piece of musical theatre; I have also watched clips of other performers playing the main roles. However, in three years of theatre blogging, I have never seen a performance that matches the magic of Lucy Williamson’s genius portrayal of Violet Chandler.

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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Screwed author Kathryn O’Reilly

In Features, Interviews, Opinion, Plays by Helen McWilliamsLeave a Comment

Sometimes we want to hold on to things, people, the past and sometimes things run their course and you have to move on, sometimes you have to get out of situations because if you don’t you’ll be stuck forever and sometimes we just can’t get out of situations. There’s a brilliant quote “people come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime”.


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