The life of an extraordinary man living through an extraordinary age is too large for one play, and here the latter two novels of Robert Harris’ Cicero trilogy are adapted into two separate plays (Conspirator and Dictator).
In choosing to restore rather than rejuvenate, Opera North has created a genuinely fascinating and faithful window into a bygone era. In doing so, however, they’ve chosen to celebrate the show as an antiquity, rather than drawing on its more timeless qualities.
I Am of Ireland, a new play from Seamus Finnegan, aims to explore what it is to be Irish in 2018. Perhaps the timing couldn’t be any more apt, with the Irish attempting to deal once again with a divisive political decision that was out of their control.
Set in my home turf Newham, it’s nice to see the area being portrayed with a bit of heart that doesn’t revolve around violent crime. Although, Shadow Kingdoms does centre around the act of criminal damage (to the officials anyway) – graffiti art to others.
She’s glam, she’s fun and 55 years young. Jane McDonald is the singer and presenter that everyone wants to be friends with and we got to catch up with her ahead of her sold-out show taking place at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre on
Sunday 17 June.