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 So for April I took part in Book Roast’s Magical Readathon, which involves revising for your O.W.L.s by reading a book that relates to each subject’s prompt. I attempted to pursue a career in Alchemy, but fell short by 4 books. Setting myself a target of 12 books in a month wasContinue 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: 3 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 byContinue 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”

Endgame

So I’ve been saving this post as I might not be able to write about any new theatre shows for a while with all that’s going on. A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to visit The Old Vic to see a double bill of Rough for Theatre II and Endgame starring AlanContinue reading “Endgame”

Finished in Feb

Book Total: 3 (or 6 if you count The Earthsea Quartet as 4 books) 😂 I’ve always loved reading in the winter months, snuggled up in a duvet with a hot drink and a book is the perfect escape from all of life’s smaller problems in my opinion. I do have to admit though thatContinue reading “Finished in Feb”

The Book of Mormon

It seems apt that my first post in a blog about books and theatre should be reviewing a show about a book. The Book of Mormon first came to the UK in 2013 and I must admit that I dismissed it somewhat, having no real idea what it was about (besides Mormans). In the lastContinue reading “The Book of Mormon”