Invisible Treasure – Ovalhouse – 11/11/2015

In the progressive theatre world, away (usually!) from the bright lights of the West End musicals... 'Interactive theatre' is a term that is cropping up more and more. But precicely what is it? What...

Production Week Diary: Part 5

Nothing beats the unbounded, raw emotion of an opening night. However many were in the crowd and whether they were good, bad or otherwise, you cannot beat the enormity of the feelings that come...

Production Week Diary: Part 3

Heading home after dress rehearsal, I have much less to say. Because I am tired. My feel hurt. My head hurts. But yet... I feel emotionally charged. Wired, geared up. Buzzing, but yet falling over my own feet. Not...

Production Week Diary: Part 2

So the roof didn't fall in around our heads, but it did feel rather as though the world was ending... In the world of the play, that is. At half built stage, the stage space...

Production Week Diary: Part 1

One year in the planning, three months in the making and it all boils down to... PRODUCTION WEEK. The make or break for any production, professional or amateur, are those crucial final few days before...

You Me Bum Bum Train

You may already have noticed it is almost impossible to find out any hard facts about this show, except that tickets are like gold dust owing to its runaway success. I am afraid that...

One Man Two Guvnors – Theatre Royal, Haymarket, December 2012

Is it a gig? Is it a play? Is it a musical..? Just one of the delight’s of the National Theatre’s  One Man Two Guvnors is that it is three nights rolled into one,...

To play needs much work. But when we experience the work as play, then it is not work any more. A play is play. Peter Brook, The Empty Space.

The Power of Theatre

The power of theatre is a unique one, quite unlike any other art form. I am currently working on an assignment in which I am trying to pin down precicely what it offers to...

Jane Eyre in Adaptation, A Critical Analysis

Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre is of course best known in its original form as a novel, but there have been numerous adaptations since its original publication in 1847 and it remains firmly in the...