REVIEW: The Seth Concert Series with Keala Settle

This latest concert from Seth Rudetsky was an emotionally charged performance from The Greatest Showman star. Featuring a refreshingly diverse collection of songs and plenty of reflective moments, this latest in The Seth Concert Series felt particularly poignant and effortless in way it captured Settle’s musical style as well as her personality. From discussing her… Read More

REVIEW: Ant & Dec: Once Upon a Tyne

This warmly entertaining and engaging book celebrating the duo’s 30 year career is certainly a tonic to read. From Byker Grove to I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, it is hard to believe that Ant and Dec have been gracing our screens for thirty years. To mark the occasion, they have released this… Read More

REVIEW: Enola Holmes, Netflix

This new Holmes adventure focusing on Sherlock’s younger sister is filled with plenty of mysteries and puzzles to be solved.  Based on Nancy Springer’s series of young adult novels focusing on the aspiring detective, what starts off as Enola simply looking for her mother who has disappeared turns into something more dangerous as she attempts… Read More

REVIEW: The Seth Concert Series With Beth Leavel

The star of The Prom and 42nd Street joined Seth Rudetsky for a fun-filled concert. There is no denying the versatility of Beth Leavel’s career having started out in 42nd Street, she then went on to appear in Young Frankenstein, Mamma Mia! and most recently The Prom. The fact that she has appeared in some… Read More

REVIEW: Carla Bruni by Carla Bruni

The singer’s brand new album is classy and elegant. This sixth studio album from the former First Lady of France has plenty to recommend it with its understated charm and reflective qualities. But it also feels that due to its delicate nature, some of the the songs can feel as they are trying too hard… Read More

REVIEW: Cicada, BFI London Film Festival

This powerful new film written and directed by Matthew Fifer is a compelling love story with dark undertones. It is rare to find a romantic drama film that effectively explores the two central character’s lives away from each other as well as their developing relationship – but with Cicada this is exactly what the audience… Read More

Interview With… Pete Murimi

Emma Clarendon chatted to the director about his debut film feature I Am Samuel playing as part of the BFI London Film Festival. Thank you so much for talking to me. Could you explain for those who don’t know what I am Samuel is about? I Am Samuel is a film about love. It’s a… Read More

Interview With…Mary Higgins

Mary Higgins chatted to Emma Clarendon about her and Ell Potter’s new audio play called Lem N Ginge: The Princess of Kakos, narrated by the Olivier Award-winning Sharon D. Clarke. Thanks for talking to me. Could you tell me more about Lem N Ginge: The Princess of Kakos? Hello! Yes. I’m Mary, co-creator of Lem N Ginge with… Read More

REVIEW: We Were Having a Perfectly Nice Time, Omnibus Theatre

Pedro Leandro’s short play is sharp and pacy – but is in need of further development. Sharply funny and cynical, Pedro Leandro’s play certainly captures the audience’s attention – but at 25 minutes long it is too short to really get a grasp on exactly what is happening. Starring straightforward at the audience- with no… Read More

Interview With….Pepa Duarte

The playwright and performer chats to Emma Clarendon about bringing her play Eating Myself to the Golden Goose Theatre in November. Hi Pepa thanks for talking to me. Could you tell me more about what Eating Myself is about? Hi! Yes, Eating Myself is a show about the relationship of women with food and how… Read More