As a British kid, I bet you likely read Lord of the Flies in school. Of course, when I was younger, I didn’t really understand it – why were the kids so chaotic? Why would they do the things they did? After seeing the play, it got me so gripped that after innumerable years since I’ve read the novel… I FINALLY GOT IT.
The Belgrade invited me to see Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead this week and I was immediately intrigued.
Never more poignant than in the current economic climate, as entrenched class structures continue to ensure that people who are poor, stay poor; Blood Brothers is absolutely one to watch this year.
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It’s really difficult to adapt films to the stage when the way in which a story is told really benefits from a cinematic edge. Some things you just can’t do with a full stage performance – there are certain ways that a close-up of a sideways glance, set design and ‘show and don’t tell’ narration can create more palpable tension in film…
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Once again an astounding show is put on at the Belgrade Theatre as we launch into their Spring schedule. Pride and Prejudice (Sort Of) is not to be missed.
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There’s something incredibly British about pantomime that I adore. There’s nothing else quite like it anywhere in the world (to my knowledge). There’s also no better traditional panto than the one at the Belgrade. This year was Jack and the Beanstalk – a classic, of course.
Starting off the spookiest week of the year with a trip to see Demon Dentist at the Belgrade, with a special guest blogger, Sam, who came to see the play with me!
The costumes were amazing, the choreography was brilliant (THE POWER POSES!)… Just go and see SIX immediately! It’s sold out in my home-town (I know because I immediately tried to get tickets to go again) but everyone should see it on tour.
I have adored the cult classic that is Rocky Horror Picture Show since I was a teenager. I always find myself returning to the songs – so iconic! So of course when I found out that my local theatre were running Rocky Horror as part of their autumn line-up, I jumped at the chance to get involved!
I have to admit something to you… I never once considered when reading the synopsis of Bugsy Malone before I saw it earlier this week, that it was played almost entirely by 9 to 15 year olds! I am completely new to the story and just saw “prohibition era New York” and thought… yep… I’m there!