The Bone People by Keri Hulme

I originally picked up The Bone People as part of the Avatar: The Last Page Turner readathon, this is not normally a book I would have selected, as it is described as a love story which isn’t really my thing. However, being challenged to include indigenous authors in my TBR encouraged me to consider otherContinue reading “The Bone People by Keri Hulme”

Three Kings

After much anticipation, yesterday was the day that I got to sit down in my living room, with my boyfriend and enjoy some live theatre! As part of the Old Vic’s In Camera season the theatre live streamed the production of a new play, Three Kings by Stephen Beresford starring Andrew Scott. As this wasContinue reading “Three Kings”

Summer Reads

I’ve been a bit less focused on my reading over the past few months due to moving, so instead of a monthly wrap up I thought I’d post reviews of the few books I’ve finished since June. The Autobiography of Malcom X by Malcolm X with the Assistance of Alex Haley When George Floyd wasContinue reading “Summer Reads”

Lungs

A few weeks ago I received an email from The Old Vic advertising their live, socially distanced, performance of Lungs, and I immediately set a reminder on my phone to buy tickets on the release date. I’ve been missing the theatre terribly, although I feel very lucky that the National Theatre have been releasing playsContinue reading “Lungs”

Accomplished in April Part 2

As promised here is the second part of my April Wrap Up reviewing the second lots of books I read for Book Roast’s Magical Readathon, if you haven’t read Part 1 you can find it here! Brighton Rock by Graham GreeneSubject: Charms The story begins by following the fate of Charles Hale, a man whoContinue reading “Accomplished in April Part 2”

Accomplished in April – Part 1

Book Total: 8 UPDATE: I have removed my comments regarding Harry Potter following J.K. Rowling’ s transphobic comments as I no longer wish to in anyway endorse her work. So for April I took part in Book Roast’s Magical Readathon. Setting myself a target of 12 books in a month was a bit of aContinue reading “Accomplished in April – Part 1”

Frankenstein

This week’s NT at Home Production was an amazing rendition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller switch between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and The Creature in different performances so you can you can pick which to watch. Last night’s premiere saw Cumberbatch play The Creature and Jonny Lee Miller portrayContinue reading “Frankenstein”

Twelfth Night

The National Theatre recently announced they they will continue their run of streaming previous live performances on YouTube which I’m incredibly happy about! This week’s production was Twelfth Night, which I have neither studied or seen a production of unless you count She’s the Man – the Amanda Bynes film adapted from the play (butContinue reading “Twelfth Night”

Managed in March

Book Total: 2 Better late than never! Here’s my round up of everything I read in March. It was a very odd month for me, as I’m sure it was for everyone else. Adjusting to self-isolating and working from home affected my reading habits just as much as everything else! Brave New World by AldousContinue reading “Managed in March”

One Man, Two Guvnors

In case you hadn’t heard The National Theatre are doing something wonderful in these uncertain times. As we are all unable to visit the theatre at the moment, they have explored their archives and organised the streaming of some of their most popular shows in the last few years. The first showing was last night,Continue reading “One Man, Two Guvnors”