Last night I had the great pleasure of seeing Whodunnit (Unrehearsed) at the Park Theatre. Today my mouth feels a whole lot wider from excessive laughing and smiling. That is a thing right? Aching mouth aside, this is a much needed dose of pure silliness.
In this, my latest instalment of A Glimpse Inside, I had the great pleasure of speaking to playwright Paul Stevens about his new play True Colours at the Hope Theatre.
Recently I was lucky enough to catch up with playwright Michael Dennis to talk about his debut full-length play, Dark Sublime, running at the Trafalgar Studios from 25 June 2019 for a six-week.
Recently I was lucky enough to catch up with Michael Black whose latest play Starved will be coming to the Bread and Roses Theatre at the end of the month (30 April to 11 May 2019).
Kieran Hurley has created a masterclass in playwriting with Mouthpiece, and is unafraid to shine a light on the darker aspects of the theatre world.
While still reflecting on International Women’s Day 2019 I am delighted to be able to share the first part of my interview with the generous and inspiring playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm. We talked at length about her play Emilia, which has just had its first preview at the Vaudeville Theatre.
The Greater Game has now sold out its limited run to 24 November 2018 at Waterloo East Theatre. But we still wanted to share highlights from this first of Mate Stephanie Ressort’s three-part interview with the team. Read the full series on View From The Outside…
The Greater Game is a play that understands the importance of paying respect to the source material. It tells the story of real people and it does it in a playful yet compassionate way. Yes it is entertaining, but never at the expense of the real stories it is based on
Trafalgar Studios seems to be mopping up the cream of the crop of smaller space transfers. There is definitely magic in the water there at the moment, as I’m seriously pining to see both of the shows they have on: Dust and Arinze Kene’s Misty.
While I may see less, I still have plenty to say. So I thought I’d start with the shows I’ve seen and loved that have transferred (or are soon transferring) to the West End.
It is well worth making the effort to squeeze in a theatre trip this week, if you can. I’ve been raving about this show to anyone who’ll listen, now it’s your turn. If I did star ratings, I’d definitely give Schism 5 out of 5.
When it comes to booking theatre tickets I’m a bit of a control freak. For my favourite venues, I have definite seating preferences that combine my desire to be as close to the stage as possible and affordable ticket prices.
As an avid theatre-goer who has been forced to scale back her theatre-going, I’m suffering from serious theatre FOMO. I’ve been lucky enough to see some shows on their press nights, but generally my theatre-going has been seriously curtailed.
Katy Brand’s should be rightly proud of her first full-length play, 3Women. Her comedy instincts have served her well and she clearly has a flair for drama which I wish this production had exploited more.
Don’t be fooled by the jokes and parodies, Worth A Flutter play has a lot to say about the damage caused by the way men are taught to treat women.
Nightfall is a beautifully written and realised piece of theatre, well worth catching before it finishes its run at the Bridge Theatre.
Last week I was lucky enough to see the wonderful Harold and Maude at the Charing Cross Theatre.
While I’m having to scale back my theatregoing this year, the quality of the shows I’ve seen recently has made up for the reduction in volume. For anyone looking for inspiration, here are my latest recommendations.
Today is the first day of a new year, and 2018 is the year I will have to scale back my theatre going (it was getting ridiculous to be fair). So I’m going to have to be a lot more selective about what I see.
As a functioning theatre addict I clocked up 145 different shows in 2017. Which is no mean feat as my amateur status means I paid to see all these shows (as this is an unsustainable addiction, 2018 is gearing up to be much quieter).
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