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….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: A Pupil, Park Theatre

Jesse Briton’s play examines what success and talent really means, brought perfectly to life in Jessica Daniels production.  Intertwining classical music with an unexpected  friendship, Jesse Briton’s ‘A Pupil’ is a lively and confrontational drama that asks what success and talent really means. The play opens with formerly successful violinist Ye about to take her… Read More

REVIEW: Unexpected Joy, Southwark Playhouse

Bill Russell and Janet Hood’s musical is refreshing and appropriate for 2018 thanks to its four strong female characters and songs that hit the spot emotionally.  Filled with joy, conflict and a sharp sense of humour, Unexpected Joy is the perfect way to help break down barriers in terms of attitudes towards sexuality, race and… Read More