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Category Archives: Theatre

‘Open Court’ Season at The Royal Court Theatre

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I love the theatre and go quite often, yet somehow I’d never made it to the legendary Royal Court Theatre – until last night. It’s long been on my To Do list, as I’ve read a lot of great things about the support they give to new writers. My curiosity was peaked further during the [...]

Misterman, by Enda Walsh, Had Me In Awe (no pun intended)

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Last night I saw the most amazing play at the National Theatre. Technically, Misterman, by Enda Walsh, is a one-man show. And that man, Cillian Murphy, is astounding. He plays Thomas Magill, a god-fearing young man living a sheltered life in the quaint Irish town of Innisfree. On the surface, Thomas gets on well with [...]

The Haunting of Cool Hand Luke

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The soundtrack that escorts you through Cool Hand Luke is the beautiful, yet haunting voice of its narrator, Mary, played by Sandra Marvin. Her gospel and spiritual songs set the tone of the heart-wrenching tale that is Cool Hand Luke. More than just a ‘cool-rebel-sticking-it-to-The-Man’ story, Cool Hand Luke shows us the horrors of World [...]

Hundreds and Thousands at Soho Theatre, London

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I watched the opening night of Hundreds and Thousands, from new theatre company Buckle for Dust, on 21st June 2011.  One month, to the day, before my 40th birthday.  Being single, that may not have been the smartest move! Written by Lou Ramsden, the story takes us into the world of a very ordinary woman who [...]

La Soirée: Sexy circus comes to Southbank Big Top

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The Christmas and new year period is the one time that I prefer not to be in the UK. Why travel around the world chasing the sun during our summer, and then stay here when it’s freezing, dark and depressing? Better to hang in there ‘til December and then make good your escape to somewhere [...]

‘Faust’ at the Young Vic, London – So good I saw it twice!

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I loved this gravity-defying production so much, that when I saw the next day, via twitter, that they’d added an extra show, I grabbed myself a ticket. Inspired by Goethe’s Faust, the play examines those big questions of life: What does it mean to be human? Is there a single moment so good that it’s [...]

‘The Aliens’, at Bush Theatre, London – a small but perfectly formed venue. (It’s even smaller than Arcola!)

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By the time we went to see this, the reviews were long out and it wasn’t looking good.  We went along with some trepidation – especially as Rashmi, my mate Almira’s husband and also a long-time friend of mine, was joining the four of us on one of our traditionally girls-only theatre nights.  If it [...]