Home, I’m Darling review

Home, I’m Darling is a new play by Laura Wade co-produced by Theatr Clwyd and the National Theatre which recently had its world première at Theatr Clwyd in Mold before it transfers to London’s National Theatre. It’s directed by Clwyd’s Artistic Director Tamara Harvey who’s at the helm of a star-studded cast, including Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Humans) and Richard Harrington (Hinterland, Poldark). With … Continue reading Home, I’m Darling review

The Assassination of Katie Hopkins review

©Theatr Clwyd Rating: Venue: Theatr Clwyd When we think of musical theatre for most it still invokes images of light entertainment and an easy watch but with this new musical The Assassination of Katie Hopkins by Chris Bush and Matt Winkworth those stereotypes get completely turned on their head. Don’t leave your thinking cap at home because you’re going to need it. Bush and Winkworth … Continue reading The Assassination of Katie Hopkins review

Beautiful: The Carole King musical review

Rating:  Location: Liverpool Empire When it comes to music my taste is firmly in the past. I grew up listening to Motown and Soul on long car journies and Rock and Roll pantos. So when I first heard about Beautiful The Carole King Musical it automatically went onto my want to see list, however, I knew that it would probably be a while until I … Continue reading Beautiful: The Carole King musical review

Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis The Magic of Hollywood review

Another year, another Pasha Kovalev tour, another year of jaw-dropping talent, smiles and laughter. In fact, I swear each year Pasha and Anya’s tour reminds me just how dirty my laugh can be but hey laughter is always appreciated. The Magic of Hollywood is a magical journey of dance through the eras, from old Hollywood to modern day. Following our leading man, Pasha and our … Continue reading Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis The Magic of Hollywood review

The Kite Runner: a review of Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse’s co-production

The Kite Runner is one of those books that has been on my to be read pile for a long while (along with other Khaled Hosseini’s novels) having heard that they’re must-reads but for whatever reason, I’ve never got round to actually reading them. When I saw that this adaptation by Matthew Spangler was touring to my local theatre (Theatr Clwyd) I first thought that … Continue reading The Kite Runner: a review of Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse’s co-production

Can immersive theatre be accessible? My review of Theatr Clwyd and Guild of Misrule’s co-production of The Great Gatsby

When I heard that my local theatre (Theatr Clwyd) was doing a production of The Great Gatsby I got really excited but then as I read more and found out that this Alexander Wright adaptation was going to be an immersive version staged in promenade (where the action takes place from space to space and the audience move with it) as well as that it … Continue reading Can immersive theatre be accessible? My review of Theatr Clwyd and Guild of Misrule’s co-production of The Great Gatsby

Let’s talk about: loneliness

Loneliness is a funny old entity. One which we commonly associate with a lack of social contact or no social contact whatsoever. Of being Alone. And yet the reality is there are times when loneliness can strike when you are not alone but surrounded by people. It’s a horrible feeling to have to feel all alone in a sea of people. To feel so disconnected from … Continue reading Let’s talk about: loneliness

Some practical tips for getting through #NaNoWriMo

  A little bit of a different post today but as it’s over the halfway point of NaNoWriMo now and I’m mostly to be found squirrelled away with my laptop I thought that I’d share some practical tips about how to help you through NaNoWriMo if you’re attempting it too. Similarly, if you frequently write a lot, be it for work or school or for … Continue reading Some practical tips for getting through #NaNoWriMo

30 from 30 (Thirty things I’ve learnt from turning thirty)

On my final day of being 30, I thought it would be a fun idea to reflect on some of the things I’ve learnt thus far or the things that have really been reaffirmed in this past year. Age is just a freaking number! Being in your thirties is nothing to freak out about. Heck, it can even be enjoyable. You still won’t feel like … Continue reading 30 from 30 (Thirty things I’ve learnt from turning thirty)