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FILM REVIEW: “Sincere connections” – Away (2019)

Since the pandemic took hold whilst I was away in New Zealand, I have not set foot in a UK theatre for the duration of 2020. I've had the opportunity to see, review and...

LOCKDOWN REVIEWS: All By Myself, Dazed New World Fest.

Wherever you are and however you have spent the last few months there have undoubtedly been situations and circumstances that have been changed, and most likely made more challenging, by the Covid-19 pandemic. Whether...

LOCKDOWN REVIEWS: One Duck Down, Dazed New World Fest

At a time when most of us can only dream of sailing away, Faceplant Theatre are back with their award-winning 2018 family show, One Duck Down – a seafaring adventure of epic proportions, you...

LOCKDOWN REVIEWS: Grimm Tales, Unicorn Theatre

As the nights draw in and Halloween draws closer, turn the lights down low, gather around the (virtual) fire and let the Unicorn Theatre’s exceptional cast and creatives spin you a Grimm story… The door...

LOCKDOWN REVIEWS: Bare E-ssentials 5: Far From Home

A lot has changed in the months since lockdown first shut theatre curtains up and down the UK, but Encompass Productions have kept the online party going as they return with their fifth instalment...

LOCKDOWN REVIEWS: Bare E-ssentials 3: with a Vengeance

And they’re back, for round three! (Notably, With a Vengeance’). Far from fizzling out, like the novelty of Zoom meetings or baking your own banana bread, the team at Encompass Productions are making sure...

FILM: Hanging Around in Lockdown

Residents of the South West have been invited to collaborate on 'Hanging Around', a new project the Exeter Northcott Theatre has commissioned as part of 'The Time is Now' series, a creative initiative in...

LOCKDOWN REVIEWS: Bare E-ssentials, 2!

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY THEATRE WEEKLY Live theatre as we know it may still be on standby but at Encompass productions ‘the show must go on’ and they have made a gallant return with the 2nd...

LOCKDOWN REVIEWS: ‘Staged’, BBC One

While live theatre is still on indefinite hold, the BBC have devised a placeholder in the form of 'Staged', starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen. Fueled by metatheatrical winks and nods between razor-sharp observational...

Photography: Ferns in 50mm

The humble fern. How many hundreds have I walked past without a sideways glance? My cousin in Auckland told me when he was a child he thought ferns were unique to New Zealand. They are an...