REVIEW: Love and Other Acts of Violence, Donmar Warehouse

This fascinatingly powerful new play from Cordelia Lynn examines the vicious cycle of politics, history and discrimination through the eyes of one couple. One of the things that I love the most about theatre and those who write plays for the stage is the way in which it can bring not only stories to life… Read More

REVIEW: The Theatre Channel: Episode 8: Stephen Schwartz

This special celebrating the work of composer Stephen Schwartz is filled with treats and insights. First things first: it is delightful to have theatres reopening and audiences are able to experience new as well as familiar work in person once again – but equally it is happy news that the Theatre Channel is continuing to… Read More

Interview With…Guy Masterson

The director chatted to Emma Clarendon about bringing The Shark is Broken to the West End. Hi Guy – how does it feel to be finally be bringing The Shark is Broken to the West End? It is always a thrill to work in the West End,but particularly when you have created an original work… Read More

Interview With…Ben Joyce

The actor chatted to us about starring in the West End return of Jersey Boys at the Trafalgar Theatre. Hi Ben – how has it been starring in Jersey Boys? Hello! – well, it’s been an absolute dream come true! I’m having the most amazing experience getting to tell the Four Seasons’ story every night.… Read More

REVIEW: Last Night in Soho, BFI London Film Festival

Edgar Wright’s new film is gripping, thrilling and will linger long in the mind after it’s over. Stylish, bold and utterly unnerving, this latest film from director Edgar Wright is consistently intriguing to watch unfold – as the audience is taken on a dark journey that explores what happens when dreams and ambitions go unfulfilled.… Read More

Interview With…Brian Lawes

Emma Clarendon chatted to director Brian Lawes about his short film Lost Kings, which is being considered for an Oscar in 2022 and will soon be screened as part of the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. Hi Brian – could you tell me a little bit more about what Lost Kings is about? Our film… Read More

REVIEW: Bantú Mama, BFI London Film Festival

This surprisingly heartfelt and thoughtful film draws the audience in through compelling methods. Written and directed by Iván Herrera, you are never quite sure what to expect from his latest film Bantú Mama which although has all the makings of an intense drama through the way it is filmed. But turns out to be a… Read More

Interview With…Julie Drake

We chatted to Julie about Miss Margarida’s Way, playing at the Drayton Arms Theatre until the 9th October. Hi Julie, could you explain what  Roberto Athayde’s play is about? On return from studying abroad, Robert Athayde wrote the play, Miss Margarida’s Way in 1971 as his  response  to the dictatorship in his country,  Brazil ,at… Read More

REVIEW: The Harder They Fall, BFI London Film Festival

This is a gritty and compelling Western film that is compelling to watch from start to finish. With his full length feature debut, director and screenwriter (along with Boaz Yakin) Jeymes Samuel has created a bold and engaging film that certainly challenges what a Western film can be in contrast to the many classic Western… Read More

REVIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong, New Victoria Theatre

Mischief is bringing the laughs to audiences around the country in this new UK tour of the brilliant and cleverly staged production. The Play That Goes Wrong is a rare show in which it is completely delightful to see a production going hopelessly and utterly wrong. Whether it is a troublesome door, the cast being… Read More