Category Archives: Theatre

Reviews, opinions, and a variety of stuff for people interested in the theatre

A Tale of Two Pantos


Today’s blog is brought to you by Jane E. It was the best of pantos, it was the worst of pantos… Well, worst is a bit harsh. Let’s just say not my cup of Rosie Lee. Ever since I was … Continue reading

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Lee Mead at Leeds City Varieties


It’s OK, I live here… A couple of weeks ago Geri invited me to write a review for her blog. This week she’s has invited me to do it again, while she recuperates from illness. Mwah ha ha!! The Power! … Continue reading

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Rocks Brum


Today I’m handing my blog over to best friend, editor, and fellow theatre fan, Jane. She and I spent the weekend in Birmingham. One of the things we did was go to the B’ham Hippodrome to see Chitty Chitty Bang … Continue reading

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Managing Expectations: Cumberbatch’s Hamlet, O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show


This above all, to thine own self be true. Last week I saw two spectacular stage shows. Both of them came with baggage. Both of them met outrageous expectations with unabashed glee. I’ve seen a lot of Hamlets over the … Continue reading

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Words, Words, Words


Hamlet:    Words, words, words Polonius:  What is the matter, my lord? Hamlet:     Between who? Polonius:  I mean, the matters that you read, my lord… HAMLET Act II, Sc ii I’m off to see Hamlet next week, so … Continue reading

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How to Tell a Writer from a Plumber


Recently, an unusual topic trended on twitter. It was 10 Things Not to Say to a Writer and offered a wide selection of the daft things people say to writers all the time. Such as: Are you a real writer? … Continue reading

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Preserving Our Old Theatres


Last December 19th some 76 people were reported injured, seven of them seriously, when the ceiling collapsed at London’s Apollo Theatre. There was a full house that night as 720 patrons gathered for a performance of the award winning The … Continue reading

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