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Review: Amadeus at National Theatre- Bold & Ambitious

Nature abhors a vacuum. Faced with the big space of the Olivier and Lyttleton auditoria, National Theatre designers feel the need to fill them with sets that dominate and slow down the plays. That’s why I haven’t enjoyed my last few visits to the National Theatre’s big auditoria. The Threepenny Opera was well acted and […]

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By |February 21st, 2017|Theatre|0 Comments

La La? Nah Nah!

I love musicals so why didn’t I love La La Land?

Let me explain why I think musicals are one of the finest art forms. I love the way the story is enhanced and advanced through song and dance. Music and movement bypass the brain and go straight to the heart. They can give you a […]

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By |January 26th, 2017|Theatre, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Link Between Ed Balls in Strictly & Chichester’s This House

How is it that Ed Balls survives week after week on Strictly Come Dancing when he is clearly the worst dancer?

I don’t mean he’s the worst dancer ever on the show- step forward Scott Mills, John  Sergeant, Ann Widdecombe and quite a few others. In fact, he can keep time and some of his moves […]

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By |November 5th, 2016|PR, Theatre|0 Comments

Is Traverse the new Proscenium Arch?

You don’t see a play using a traverse stage for a ages and then two come along at once. But Yerma at the Young Vic and Unfaithful at Found111 reminded just how powerful it can be compared to the usual proscenium arch.

Just to remind you, a traverse stage runs the full width of the auditorium […]

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By |October 17th, 2016|Theatre, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Warning! Kit Harington In Doctor Faustus

‘This production contains themes of an adult nature, scenes of sexual violence, nudity, smoking, haze effects, loud music and bangs, strobe lighting.’ The warning sign about Doctor Faustus at the Duke Of York’s Theatre was possibly the longest I have seen. As far as I can think, only gun shots were missing.

All of us working […]

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By |June 10th, 2016|Theatre|0 Comments

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