Me, my mouth and I and a discussion about accessible theatre

© BBC Performance Live: Me, my mouth and I is a BBC documentary that was shown on BBC Two and can be seen on iPlayer for the next 5 days. It follows the rehearsal process for Jess Thom’s, (also known as Tourettes Hero) performance of Samuel Beckett’s Not I at Battersea Arts Centre. Whether the play is to your liking or not, the documentary is … Continue reading Me, my mouth and I and a discussion about accessible theatre

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 Dance the Night Away with Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis

After gushing about how an amazing act of kindness allowed me to get to the show in last week’s blog post Believe there is good in the world in today’s post I’m going to gush some more but this time about the man, oops I mean the show itself. As most people that know me will know I am a massive fan of Strictly Come Dancing, it … Continue reading Let’s Dance the Night Away with Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis

Life lessons from Rent the Musical

Last year I declared that I wanted to go to the theatre more, which possibly sounds easy enough however besides all the usual rain on your parade symptoms of chronic illness this wasn’t an easy endeavour for more personal reasons. For those that don’t know before I became unwell theatre was a huge part of my life, it was my passion as well as my … Continue reading Life lessons from Rent the Musical