Review: ‘Game of Thrones’

I was introduced to the TV series Game of Thrones by a friend this weekend and I think it may be the perfect escapism from my hectic student life right now! I am aware...

Production Week Diary: Part 4

So although last night was technically a 2nd dress rehearsal (after the calamity of last night the director felt we needed another one) I refuse to call it one, because you know what they...

The Place of the Arts in the Olympics

The Olympics are the world’s greatest showcase for sport, this is without contention. Hundreds of nations, thousands of contestants and billions of pounds making it the largest event of it’s and indeed any kind,...

EdFringe: “A gift to character comedy” – Hunch – Assembly Roxy

The world, and the fringe, has been crying out for a superhero like Hunch. A superhero destined to set you on the path to greatness, to the greatest decision you have made all day....

Post Performance

What to do? Time to start planning... for the next one! But the imprint of a character is not something you can remove as easily from you psyche as the costume from your back. The character still...

“Startlingly honest” – Things I Know to be True – OSO

Has there, or can there ever be such a thing as a ‘normal’, quiet family life? Andrew Bovell’s 2016 Australian-British play tears right to the heart of the family unit in this suburban drama...

New book! Ever since I found out in the first year of my course that Tolkein had reworked Medieval literture and devoured his Orfeo and Gaiwen the Green Knight, I had wanted to explore this...

“Catty, eye-rolling… teenage rebellion” – 17 – Vault Festival

Ah, how it felt to be just 17… Given the chance would you do it again? How about with the technology we have now? Social media offers us tools to connect – but these...

Tall Ships Adventure

Stavros S Niarchos, a beautiful tall ship I recently helped crew in a voyage sailing across the Irish Sea.

Cats – London Palladium – 28/12/15

Although I am too young to have been around for the 1980s hey-day, if you are to any degree knowledgeable about musical theatre it is impossible to be ignorant of the legend that is Cats. My Mum...