If I could, I’d dance instead of walk.

A quick mention of something I definitely should have typed about before: the International Dance Festival Birmingham! It finishes tomorrow so there still might be something you can catch a look at. The city has been taken over by dance. I had the fortune of seeing ‘In a Landscape’. Here is the brief summary as…

Lace Market Theatre and the Bard

To coincide with all things Shakespeare (and today being his registered day of birth) read below for a Nottingham secret and piece of TV that must be seen. On Saturday, I had the good fortune of booking tickets to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the 400th anniversary of his death day. (Unknown to me.)…

The Glasgow International Chronicles: Part II

Glasgow International continued!… This one shall just be a quickie. I had the opportunity to see a tech rehearsal of The Citizens Theatre’s production of This Restless House: Part 1. As the website says: AGAMEMNON’S RETURN Part 1 of Zinnie Harris’ adaptation of the Greek tragedy The Oresteia A father’s horrifying sacrifice of his daughter…

Review: The Glass Menagerie (PLAY)

This is a very quick note to mention a very good play. The Glass Menagerie is currently playing at the Nottingham Playhouse in (you’ve guessed it) Nottingham. Ticket prices range from £10.50 to £28 – I managed to grab a ticket for £11.50 so it all depends on dates etc. This play is the first…

Review: Austentatious (PLAY)

Austentatious: a fantastic, improvised Jane Austen novel. Something everyone should go and see. Something that you could see over and over again, as it is different every time. As you enter the theatre, you are given a sheet to write out your own, none existent Austen title. Our party suggested the fine story: The Mystery…

Review: Until the Lions (DANCE)

I’ve never been to see contemporary dance before this. Never ever. And, I didn’t choose to go, it just so happened that I was taken. Sometimes, (and I believe I had forgotten this) it’s good to go and see something you might not have bought tickets for otherwise. Step outside what you know you do…

Big Brother is watching you.

1984. A book I probably shouldn’t admit to having never read. But I went to see the play anyway. And it was amazing. And now I need to read the book. The acting was fantastic, backed up by some very clever staging. The bleak one room set for the majority of the play really added…

Review: Everyman (PLAY)

So I had the luck of seeing this play at the beginning of last month. (Like, right at the beginning. I think I saw this on the 1st.) And it only cost me £15. (A bargain.) Now at this price, I thought that I would be sat quite far back (in fact, I thought I…

Review: The Audience (PLAY)

After a brief absence we are back in business with an onslaught of posts! The first being a play that I saw on Monday. The Audience starring Kristin Scott Thomas in its second rival on the West End. We paid the princely sum of £25 for a seat in the Grand Circle (a.k.a the Balcony…

Review: Romeo and Juliet – Rose Theatre (PLAY)

Romeo and Juliet. Infamous for their love. A story that we all know. The one that Shakespeare is probably most famed for. This love story has been retold for over 400 years, and due to such familiarity, it poses a tricky task. Yes, it is probably a safe bet in terms of drawing in various…