Playlist Of Musical Theatre Songs Dedicated To Everyone Going Through A Tough 2020

Playlist Of Musical Theatre Songs Dedicated To Everyone Going Through A Tough 2020

What a year 2020 has been. I attempted to summarise all the global events which have happened within the first six months of this year but it’s too many to list. I won’t pretend that we’re all suffering in equal measure as that’s clearly not the case. When you hear about the challenges facing key [...]

Why We Tell The Story: In Conversation with Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu

Why We Tell The Story: In Conversation with Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu

Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, winner of the 2019 JMK Award, is an engaging and ambitious artist. In this interview, Tristan and I talk about his experience with directing ‘Little Baby Jesus’ and the passion and creativity that went into staging one of his all-time favourite plays. Since this interview took place, the world of theatre has changed. [...]

I’ve found all the best musical theatre related content on YouTube so you don’t have to.

I’ve found all the best musical theatre related content on YouTube so you don’t have to.

In my spare time, I can usually either be found at the theatre or writing about it. Now that sadly all of theatreland has gone dark following the covid-19 outbreak, I’ve flocked to YouTube to find some solace there. No, I’m not watching cat videos, or those ones where things blow up. Quite simply I’m [...]

Review | Take Care, VAULT Festival ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Take Care, VAULT Festival ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Sam McLaughlin and Zoe Templeman-Young, inspired by their first-hand experiences of being carers, have devised a stirring piece of verbatim theatre called ‘Take Care’. This seeks to share the unheard voices of those who have caring responsibilities in the UK. The production features real life stories taken from approximately 70 interview sessions, all performed by [...]

Review | The Kite Runner, Richmond Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | The Kite Runner, Richmond Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

'The Kite Runner' centres on Amir (David Ahmad), an Afghan-American, as he recalls a defining moment in his childhood which has shaped his life and the man he’s grown to become. The first question you’d probably like an answer to is whether the stage adaptation is any good compared to the book by Khaled Hosseini. [...]

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Kwame Asiedu

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Kwame Asiedu

My next exciting guest in this series is Kwame Asiedu, a London-based theatremaker. In this interview, we talk about his experience with directing ‘Chicken Burger N Chips’ and why this play is about so much more than knife crime alone. Read on to find out more. Name:  Kwame Asiedu Role: Director of Chicken Burger n Chips [...]

Why We Tell The Story: In Conversation With Zoe Templeman-Young and Sam McLaughlin

Why We Tell The Story: In Conversation With Zoe Templeman-Young and Sam McLaughlin

'Take Care' uses verbatim theatre to share the experiences of carers and the challenges involved in navigating the care system in the UK. The piece features over 20 different real life stories taken from approximately 70 interview sessions.  In this interview, co-writers Zoe and Sam talk us through what inspired them to write this play [...]

Review | Can I Help You?, Omnibus Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Can I Help You?, Omnibus Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

‘Can I Help You?’, by the late playwright Philip Osment, is as equally fascinating as it is strange. It is set on the edge of a cliff where a policeman, Francis (Gabriel Vick), encounters an old Ghanaian woman, Fifi (Susan Aderin). The piece explores a range of themes including childhood trauma, suicide, grief and treatment [...]

Review | V+15, Vault Festival ⋆⋆

Review | V+15, Vault Festival ⋆⋆

V+15, a new play by Nevertheless Theatre Company, has some promising elements and touches on a selection of intriguing ideas. But in its current production, the piece unfortunately didn’t feel as gripping as political dystopian thrillers ought to be. V+15 centres on Alina (Sarita Plowman) and Vincent (Gianbruno Spena). Alina is a writer and a [...]