Interview With…Linus Karp

We chatted to Linus about his show How To Live A Jellicle Life: Life Lessons From The 2019 Hit Movie Musical ‘Cats’ which will be playing at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre from the 1st June. Hi Linus – could you tell me more about what audiences can expect from How To Live a Jellicle… Read More

REVIEW: The Importance of Being Earnest, Lawrence Batley Theatre/The Dukes

This perky and playful version based on Oscar Wilde’s play is engaging to watch but can feel as though it gets too carried away in places. Reimagining The Importance of Earnest for not only contemporary audiences, but moving it to the North, Yasmeen Khan’s adaptation manages to retain the spirit of the original while adding… Read More

Interview With… Sam Crerar

We chatted to Sam about starring in The Giant Pacific Octopus Maritime School as part of the Written on the Waves Project. Hi Sam, for those who don’t know what The Giant Pacific Octopus Maritime School isabout – could you explain a little more about it? Hi! The Giant Pacific Octopus Maritime School is a… Read More

REVIEW: The Giant Pacific Octopus Maritime School, Written on the Waves

This latest audio drama as part of the Written on the Waves project is an interesting concept but feels as though it needs more time to develop the story more. Taking the idea of having to adapt to a new world and transforming it into a surreal sci-fi adventure, The Giant Octopus Maritime School is… Read More

REVIEW: The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow

This charmingly romantic story brings Mary Bennet out of the shadows and into the spotlight. As a huge Pride and Prejudice fan, I have read numerous different interpretations and continuations of the story that tell it from the perspective of different characters – yet Mary Bennet is always overlooked for being the plain and serious… Read More

Interview With…  Sonali Bhattacharyya

The playwright chatted to us about being part of the Orange Tree Theatre’s Inside/Outside series. Thanks so much for talking to me. Could you tell me more about the play you have written for Inside/Outside? Two Billion Beats is about two teenage sisters, Asha and Bettina, starting tounderstand one another properly for the first time… Read More

Interview With….Melanie Marshall

The actress chatted to us about the upcoming digital production of The Importance of Being Earnest – co-produced by the Lawrence Batley Theatre and The Dukes. How would you say this production of The Importance of Being Earnest is different from otherproductions? The cheeky answer would be to say that “I am in it “… Read More

REVIEW: Talking Gods Festival: Persephone (Online)

This powerful retelling of how Persephone ended up in the Underworld is given a modern twist that makes for compelling viewing. As someone who loves Greek Mythology, to see them reinterpreted for a modern day audience is a really fascinating experience – as captured in Ross McGregor’s compellingly engaging first play of the new digital… Read More

REVIEW: Something Old, Something New Revue, The MTA (Online)

This annual revue show perfectly highlights the skills of all those participating in the course. Sing, dancing and acting are all captured in this slickly put together show, devised around the graduating class of the year but featuring the whole college it is a great opportunity to see what the future of the theatre industry… Read More

REVIEW: Open Mic, Soho Theatre

Over 75 minutes, Rob Drummond presents an entertaining but also bittersweet experience that reflects on the last year. Combining comedy, music, conversation and spoken word pieces, Rob Drummond’s new show is all about connection and reflection over the last year in which people have had to adjust to not seeing friends and family as much… Read More