REVIEW: SAINT JOAN (Donmar Warehouse) ★★★

Joan of Arc is one of the most documented historical figures from the 15th century and so despite being around more than 1600 years ago, her story has survived and can be accurately told. Bernard Shaw’s 1923 play about ‘The Maid’, Joan of Arc, returns to the West End at the Donmar Warehouse, directed by […]

2016 – Thank You!

With the new year just around the corner, today I am reflecting on the year gone by for me at and all the things I am grateful for. In the run up to Christmas, I ran an online charity auction, raising money for the National Autistic Society to help stage more Relaxed Theatre Performances, […]

My 2016 Theatre Highlights

Last week I took a look back at the shows I said I was looking forward to seeing in 2016 and what I actually thought of them in the end. Now it is time for the obligatory end of year round up of my favourite shows from 2016. It will be unsurprising for you to […]

REVIEW: GREASE (Curve Leicester) ★★★★

Grease is the word at Curve Leicester this Christmas – an automatic, systematic hydromatic production, perfect for all ages and ideal for those wanting a bit of festive fun without having to so much as utter the words “he’s behind you!” It’s a story we all know and love. The naïve, sheltered, innocent Sandy (Jessica […]

Illegal filming at the theatre – do we love or loathe it?

Who’s doesn’t enjoy a lazy afternoon on the sofa, with a cup of tea and a scroll through YouTube? For theatre fans, many of us thrive on being able to watch videos of shows that we love, or would love to see in person but for one reason or another are unable to. This is […]

Edinburgh Fringe hit show THROWBACK returns to Jacksons Lane

Following huge success at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, Throwback returns to Jacksons Lane as part of the London International Mime Festival. With awe-inspiring aerial and acrobatic work, one of the UK’s most exciting young troupes teams up with West End director Paulette Randall and director Simon Pollard to tell stories that are honest, emotional and […]

Sniff sniff, cough cough, ’tis the season to be sick

It always happens doesn’t it. Just before Christmas or another special occasion, you suddenly become struck down with a bug or some other illness that pretty much ruins the occasion. At least with me that’s what happens. A cough, a sniffle, something that you know is bubbling up inside you just waiting for the worst […]

Did I enjoy the shows I was looking forward to seeing in 2016?

At the end of last year I published the ‘Top Ten Shows I’m looking forward to seeing in 2016’. Now that year is over and done with, I thought I would take a look back at what I was looking forward to seeing and see what I actually thought of the shows!   Hand To […]

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