Review Round Up: The Sense of an Ending

Jim Broadbent stars in this adaptation of Julian Barnes’s Man Booker Prize winning novel. But does Ritesh Batra’ film impress critics? The Guardian: *** “Jim Broadbent gives an engaging and sympathetic performance” The Daily Mail: **** “directed with an attractively light touch by Ritesh Batra.” Irish Independent: *** “The film ends up occupying an awkward… Read More

REVIEW: Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon The True Queen, Alison Weir

Alison Weir creates a sympathetic Katherine of Aragon in this detailed portrait of her ultimately tragic life. Apparently based on new research into the life of Katherine of Aragon, this first novel in Alison Weir’s new series Six Tudor Queens is refreshing and offers a strong female personality that reveals just how strong Henry VIII’s… Read More

NEWS: Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood to Present Michael Morpurgo Exhibition

The V&A’s Museum of Childhood will present an exhibition dedicated to author Michael Morpurgo this Summer.  Running from the 22nd July until the 25th February 2018, Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories will examine the author’s life and career in this new and free exhibition. At the centre of the exhibition, the museum announced that Joey,… Read More

Theatre Shows You Need to Book for on World Book Day!

On World Book Day, there are plenty of ways to celebrate – including a trip to the theatre. Here are just a few shows in London that are based on books…. Matilda the Musical, Cambridge Theatre: based on Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book, Matilda tells the story of a little girl who is neglected by her… Read More

NEWS: Cast Announced for UK Tour of Sally Cookson’s Jane Eyre

Touring the UK from April, casting for the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic’s co-production of Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel has been confirmed.  As 2017 marks the 170th anniversary since Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel was originally published, this touring production will visit venues across the UK from April with Nadia Clifford taking the central role of… Read More