Tag Archives: Theatre

Patrick Stewart BBC Interview

He’s one of my favourite actors, from Dune all the way to having seen him in The Tempest, Antony & Cleopatra, Macbeth and The Merchant Of Venice at the RSC. Continue reading

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Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem

The play is an exploration of belonging and Englishness – the theme of modern Englishness captured me – soul-less housing estates, disenfranchised youths, bureaucratic council officers – what is England? Byron’s character taps into a sense of mystery and longing for something more interesting than the meaningless of existence that simmers beneath the surface of modern life; it taps into the hunger for mythos rather than the logos that society tells us should be the only concern. Continue reading

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The moment you step off the train, the excitement is palpable and the atmosphere electric. I’m only 4 and a half hours from London, and the language is still English, but Edinburgh during festival season is as rewarding as any other European capital. Continue reading

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Around The Cuts In 8 Plays: Theatre Uncut Reviewed

Theatre with a political aspect is easy to come by. Theatre with a political aspect that is well written is harder to come by. And theatre with a political message that is well-written, well-acted, well-produced and engaging beyond its message, is a rare thing indeed. Continue reading

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