I only had tickets to one day of the Coven of Gaia festival this May… and guess which one it rained on! Despite the showers I had an absolutely incredible time at the workshops. One of these days, I will be able to attend a few rituals too!
Lord of the Flies Play Adaptation – Review
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.
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead – Theatre Review
The Belgrade invited me to see Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead this week and I was immediately intrigued.
Blood Brothers at the Belgrade
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.
Disclaimer: Press review
Review: The Shawshank Redemption at the Belgrade Theatre
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…
Disclaimer: Press review. Content warning: SA
Pride and Prejudice (Sort of) Review
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.
Disclaimer: Press review
She’s behind you! Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime Review
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.
Spooky season! Demon Dentist at the Belgrade
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!
SIX the Musical – just see it.
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.
Belgrade Theatre: Nothello Review
I love a modern retelling, deconstruction and adaptation of a classic play, and what better play to tackle than Shakespeare’s Othello?