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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 […]

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

Is Traverse the new Proscenium Arch? Yerma & Unfaithful

You don’t see a play using a traverse stage for 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 with […]

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

Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl

For many actors, there’s a role they’ll always be remembered for no matter what else they do. Sean Connery as James Bond, Mark Rylance as Rooster Byron in Jerusalem, Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in Alien.

I suspect, when the day comes to present Sheridan Smith with her lifetime achievement BAFTA, her role as Fanny Brice in […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Review, Theatre|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 […]

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

Hugh Bonneville Triumphs At Chichester

When a public vote chooses Boaty McBoatface as the name for a polar exploration ship, it’s easy to agree with the main character in Ibsen’s An Enemy Of The People (Chichester Festival Theatre) that the majority is ‘stupid’.

Dr Tomas Stockmann starts out believing the people will welcome his revelation that the town’s spa water is […]

By |May 21st, 2016|Review, Theatre|0 Comments