I love musicals so why didn’t I love La La Land? Let me explain why I think musicals are one of the finest art forms. I love the way the story is enhanced and advanced through song and dance. Music and movement bypass the brain and go straight to the heart. They can give you… Continue reading La La? Nah Nah!
How is it that Ed Balls survives week after week on Strictly Come Dancing when he is clearly the worst dancer? I don’t mean he’s the worst dancer ever on the show- step forward Scott Mills, John Sergeant, Ann Widdecombe and quite a few others. In fact, he can keep time and some of his… Continue reading The Link Between Ed Balls in Strictly & Chichester’s This House
You don’t see a play using a traverse stage for ages and then two come along at once. But Yerma at the Young Vic and Unfaithful at Found111 reminded just how powerful it can be compared to the usual proscenium arch. Just to remind you, a traverse stage runs the full width of the auditorium… Continue reading Is Traverse the new Proscenium Arch? Yerma & Unfaithful
For many actors, there’s a role they’ll always be remembered for no matter what else they do. Sean Connery as James Bond, Mark Rylance as Rooster Byron in Jerusalem, Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in Alien. I suspect, when the day comes to present Sheridan Smith with her lifetime achievement BAFTA, her role as Fanny Brice… Continue reading Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl
‘This production contains themes of an adult nature, scenes of sexual violence, nudity, smoking, haze effects, loud music and bangs, strobe lighting.’ The warning sign about Doctor Faustus at the Duke Of York’s Theatre was possibly the longest I have seen. As far as I can think, only gun shots were missing. All of us… Continue reading Warning! Kit Harington In Doctor Faustus