Director’s Notes: 10 Tips for Time-Stretched, Cash-Strapped Performances

Few people are in any doubt that a great deal of theatre takes place in London, but it a very select and special few that get up and go to work as 'theatre makers', full time,...

Yo Ho Ho-ing All The Way Home: Peter Pan – Hampton Hill Theatre

Though they may act like it sometimes, deep down, no child (or adult!) really wants to grow up, so what musical production more fitting to stage with the younger ones than Peter Pan? The...

“Myth and Magic… Breathtaking” – Islander – Summerhall – EdFringe

“There is a whale...”   When Eilidh finds a beached whale whilst roaming the shoreline of her home in the remote Scottish Isles, she hears it sing and her life is forever changed. Then, stranger still,...

In Production with: /Sylvia

I was recently invited on board with Ja? Theatre Company as producer for their inaugural production, /Sylvia. Ja? Theatre Company is a newly established theatre company founded by Dutch director Anne Mulleners and Norwegian Actor/...

The Globe Shakespeare Walk – 22-23/04/2016

This weekend, in recognition of  'Shakespeare400' (400 years since Ol’ Will’s death) London was treated to not one, not two but all thirty-seven Shakespeare plays - for free! Because after all, though the bard...

EdFringe: “Gender-bending, time-melding, quick-stepping” – Grace – Gilded Ballon

Wrapped up in a cocoon of characters like a theatrical Russian doll, we discover the enigma that is Grace. Grace is not comedy, not cabaret, not theatre, it is all of these components, threaded...

“Post-apocalyptic… but no crashes or bangs” – Landscape (1989) – Zoo – EdFringe

In discussing a play about endings, it feels important I start at the beginning. A brazen blast of the Oregon state song, sung softly at first with increasing fervour. But the pomp and ceremony...

(Back) In The Rehearsal Room with: Not Your Average Collective

Nobody is average, so why should theatre be? Such is the philosophy of Not Your Average Collective, a newly founded theatre company made up of Brit and Canadian duo Elisha Grace and Alex Franks. I first looked...

“Intelligent questions… having some fun with it” – 00 – Pleasance – EdFringe

The end of the world seems to edge a few degrees closer every year (or indeed every morning when you scroll through your newsfeed), but there was a time on the eve of the...

EdFringe: “Pressingly immediate” – Electrolyte – Pleasance Queen Dome

Trying to condense my feelings about Electrolyte is like trying to keep a lid on a pan of boiling water. The bubbles keep popping to the surface and much as I try to keep...