The Long Now is a timely reminder to support the arts, especially fringe theatre, as we emerge from a dry spell for live performance. I do hope that this timeless production will return in some form as it really was the perfect reintroduction to the theatrical world.
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We needn’t search further than Nod At The Fox’s production of Breaking Up With Reality. Not only does this audio drama give us a sense of what it would sound like, but also the soothing soundscapes and intense narration allow us to know what it would feel like, look like and be like.
If you are wondering what a ‘musical monologue’ is – look no further. Hollow is a charming twenty-minute musical journey.
It is not often that we see the messy workings of entertainment law and intellectual property that lurk behind the glossy exterior of the music industry.
A beautiful selection of Zoom conversations about what it means to be a black woman navigating the messy and complicated world of interracial love…
If you are thinking of experimenting with this strange new medium and want to worry about global warming instead of a pandemic for a change, read on for what I thought back in October.
In the treasure hunt for the most magical theatres in the country, Amber Massie-Blomfield provides a compilation of bite-sized chunks of captivating theatrical history…
This week is National Mental Health Awareness Week and never before has it seemed so needed. Locked away from the distractions of normality, we have been faced with our own four walls for weeks on end, with only social media keeping us connected to those we miss, and those we don’t…
Five minutes ago, I finished watching Cyprus Avenue and I am bursting to write something, anything, down.
I couldn’t think of a play more apt to raise awareness of the health crisis we now find ourselves in. Tiger Country is a blunt and beautiful portrayal of the real lives in an NHS hospital.
“Close your eyes and let the music set you free” – The Phantom of the Opera Last week I was reminded of my first theatre memory. I was eight and my parents took me to see The Phantom of the Opera for a Saturday matinee. I don’t remember the performance itself, but what I do recall is sitting in the dress …
If you, like me at the moment, feel you are missing out on some of the familiar repetitiveness of life, this is thirty minutes you need to watch.
I wonder how the defiantly independent Jane Eyre would have coped with the prospect of self-isolation, a reality which had 62,000 people tuning in to watch her journey of romance, betrayal and self-discovery.
Just as Hollywood produced slickly sweet, happiness-filled films during the Great Depression, this was the National’s attempt at lifting the nation’s spirits during the darkest times most of us have ever known – and it was a great success.