Book Review: The Boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charlie Mackesy

My rating: 5 stars Book blurb from Goodreads: A book of hope for uncertain times. Enter the world of Charlie’s four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons. The conversations of the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art … More Book Review: The Boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charlie Mackesy

Theatre Review: Oresteia at Almeida (part of their Greeks season)

Summary from Almeida website: Orestes’ parents are at war. A family drama spanning several decades, a huge, moving, bloody saga, Aeschylus’ greatest and final play asks whether justice can ever be done – and continues to resonate more than two millennia after it was written. I have no idea where to start with this review … More Theatre Review: Oresteia at Almeida (part of their Greeks season)

Theatre Review: To Kill A Mockingbird – Barbican

Another production that is on a very well deserved second run, this version of To Kill A Mockingbird was first seen in the Regent’s Park open air theatre two years ago and has transferred brilliantly onto the Barbican’s main stage. I studied To Kill A Mockingbird for my GCSEs and although I could remember loving … More Theatre Review: To Kill A Mockingbird – Barbican

Film Review – Avengers: Age of Ultron (spoiler free)

Summary from IMDb: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. This is going to be little different from my usual reviews because the first part of this was written before I saw … More Film Review – Avengers: Age of Ultron (spoiler free)

Theatre Review: Hamlet with Maxine Peake – Cinema broadcast 23 March 2015

I’m awfully glad that the Royal Exchange Theatre decided to record this version of Hamlet because it was, without doubt, a truly excellent production. Firstly, Maxine Peake owned the role. She gave us a nuanced Hamlet; clever, cunning, certainly not as mad as appearance would have had everyone else believe but nevertheless one deeply affected … More Theatre Review: Hamlet with Maxine Peake – Cinema broadcast 23 March 2015