Using the word ‘strong’ to describe women and girls is redundant. Putting up with all the trash that women have to deal with as a result of their gender, on top of everything else life throws at them, makes them strong by default.
David Greig’s triumphant version of Aeschylus arrives in London trailing banners of glory.
Small is beautiful. And that is because two-handers can sometimes reach parts that other, bigger, plays fail to touch. This is certainly the case with Stewart Pringle’s Trestle.
In Amici Dance Theatre Company’s revival of their 2015 show, over fifty performers – professional and amateur, disabled and non-disabled, child, adult and OAP – come together to capture the mood of a down-trodden working class continuously exploited and discarded by those with money and power.
A lovely good news story for the start of the year comes from Liverpool actor Lewis Bray, who set up a modest crowdfunding campaign to raise the last bit of cash to take his one-man show on the road and hit his target in less than 24 hours.
Liverpool theatre group What We Did Next return next week with the North West premiere of the off-Broadway musical Three Sides. Written by Grant Olding – the composer of smash hit One Man, Two Guvnors – it is described as “a rom com for the modern age”.
Penarth pier has seen fashions come and go. Since it was first built in 1898, it’s watched an evolving array of leisure activities find a home in the (now restored) art deco pavilion. In Y Môr, the second production from Splatch Cardiff, its memories resurface, spliced into the lives of current locals.
For the last 18 months or so I’ve found myself singing the same song whenever anyone asks how things are going. Good, but that I need to stop allowing this unpaid circus writing work to be such a drain on my own finite resources of time and money.