I booked a ticket to see this the moment they went on sale for two reasons; firstly, I wanted to see Richard Madden and Lilly James act together again since I adored Cinderella and another opportunity to see them under Kenneth Branagh’s direction wasn’t to be passed up; secondly, I’d not seen Romeo and Juliet … More Theatre Review: Romeo and Juliet – Garrick (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company)
Wow. Just wow. Both for Benedict and for everyone and everything else in the production. This is Hamlet on the grandest of scales! Benedict managed, unsurprisingly, to give me everything I want in my Hamlet as well as aspects of the character I had no idea could be there. I’m wanting to gush about all … More Theatre: Hamlet at the Barbican – A Reaction
I am pretty much running on empty right now, so this is going to be short, sweet, and to the point. I’m going on a total posting hiatus until October 9th because I just don’t have the time or energy to create any new content until my first exam is done (when I still won’t … More Monthly Musings for August – a very early edition!
Yes, hurrah! Really quite loudly. This is because yesterday, after a rather long silence that I feared meant the worst, I found out that both requests I made back in December in respect of my job have been approved. I am therefore a proudly promoted person with a nice new job title and a respectable … More Words from the Week, otherwise known as the one where I shout hurrah!
Summary (from the ATG website): Jack, a possible paranoid schizophrenic with a Messiah complex, inherits the title of the 14th Earl of Gurney after his father passes away in a bizarre accident. Singularly unsuited to a life in the upper echelons of elite society, Jack finds himself at the centre of a ruthless power struggle … More Theatre Review: The Ruling Class – Trafalgar Studios
And the words are Clickety-clickety-clickety-Woo-Woo!Yes, you guessed it, another train related posting, this time one written on the way home from a day working in London. It should be noted that I had been up since 4am in order to reach London for a spritely 8am, and fell asleep attempting to post it last night, … More Words from the Week
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
Dog is wondering if you spotted the deliberate mistake in the post last week. I however, am hoping you didn’t pick up on the fact that I said she was posing with her stuffed toy and then ended up picking a photo with no toy visible whatsoever. I’d try to tell you that consistency is … More Words from the Week or "I’ve been in my pyjamas all day"
This post is being brought to you by black coffee, the sugar rush provided by licking honey off a teaspoon, and the sheer bloody-minded ignoring of exhaustion. Changing the subject abruptly and completely, the office move has happened. This is, I have decided, a good thing. Not because I wanted to move but because it … More Words from the Week , or “The one where I fall asleep on the keyboard”
Based on the award-winning novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens, directed by Marianne Elliott, and winner of seven 2013 Olivier Awards, this highly acclaimed National Theatre production is currently on its first ever UK tour. Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. … More Theatre Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (UK Tour)