I’ve given some thought to the various actors and actresses on stage and screen who have ‘made’ 2016 for me, and these choices are from my heart and my head.
If the line “Laughter through tears is my favourite emotion” makes you nod your head, then you must see the play from which it comes: Robert Harling‘s Steel Magnolias, now revived at the Hope Theatre.
I have found the epitome of fringe theatre in Steel Magnolias. Staged beautifully and intimately at the Hope Theatre, I felt like I was sitting in Truvy’s salon with a window into the lives of these six larger-than-life characters.
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.