Grief works in mysterious ways. How do you cope with loss? With open-ended grief where there has been no closure? Arguably, a missing person has a greater capacity to destroy than the finality of a corpse.
I see a lot of theatre productions, obviously, and whilst I still enjoy seeing new shows, new ideas and a creative piece that is genuinely exciting, I am starting to feel apathetic to much of what I see.
Penelope Skinner’s 2010 play has been revived by New Light Productions, a company that focuses on female writers. We all know we need more focus on female writers, but I don’t think this is the best play to open with.
Mr Stink is a great show for all the family at the theatre which is doing wonderful work around inclusivity to an incredible standard. The show is on until the 5 August, get down there, take your little ones, you will not be disappointed
It was the real red carpet treatment at the press night for the wonderful new children’s show Madagascar The Musical. Wimbledon Theatre does this kind of thing so well and the whole event felt more like we were at an opening in the West End. And this is West End quality, I’d say.
Every performer displays bucket-loads of charisma, musical talent and quite sublime circus skills in The Little Mermiad. Even if you don’t have a child to entertain, you can’t fail to be utterly entranced by this delightful, splashy sisterhood.
There’s a tantalising idea at the heart of this Love, Genius & A Walk. What did Sigmund Freud and Gustav Mahler discuss on their only meeting, a walk in Leiden in 1910, fairly shortly before Mahler died?