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”

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”

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”

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”

Introduction

“Everything starts somewhere, though many physicists disagree. But people have always been dimly aware of the problem with the start of things. They wonder how the snowplough driver gets to work, or how the makers of dictionaries look up the spelling of words.” — Terry Pratchett In a bid to expand my reading base IContinue reading “Introduction”