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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...

LOCKDOWN REVIEWS: The Bitter Pill Podcast

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY THEATRE WEEKLY Painkiller Theatre’s latest project, the Bitter Pill podcast, has been created for us theatre-lovers in our time of need, as lockdown continues to keep theatre doors shut. The company’s offering...

LOCKDOWN REVIEWS: Bare E-ssentials

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON THEATRE WEEKLY Short but enthralling, Encompass Productions are back from a two-year hiatus to beam some high-quality, no-budget new writing into our homes. As the UK lockdown lingers on, Encompass productions have come...

Lockdown Reviews: Fringe in Lockdown

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2020 has, understandably, been cancelled so that doorstop drop of the new programme I look forward to every year, will not be taking place. But whilst the future lives of those...

Lockdown Reviews: ‘The Tale of Little Bevan’

Last week I discovered and blogged about the Nick Hern Books playgroup, this week I wanted to shine a little light on the work of Pentabus. They may be just one of the many...

Lockdown Reviews: Nick Hern Books Playgroup ‘Arlington’

The theatres may be closed for now, but the creativity and ingenuity with which performers, producers and playwrights alike are continuing to entertain and delight us has been a lifeline. Getting your theatre fix...

TOUR AOTEAROA DIARY: PART 1

TOUR AOTEAROA DIARY: PART 1 - THE CRUCIAL GEAR TEST (DAY -3) For those of you who don't know, I flew my mountain bike out here for a reason. The plan - and it is...