It’s a harrowing evening, made all the more depressing by the knowledge that Cumpton’s poetic script is a narrative woven from true events.
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This is a bloody flashy production, it feels Simon Godwin has thrown everything he can find at it including the kitchen sink, or in this case, hot tub and spa.
I think Shakespeare would certainly have approved and I couldn’t help agreeing that – as a student of mine (who also happened to be there) gushed – “it was brilliant.”
In a world where all our whims and activities are trackable on social media, the need to disappear has never been stronger. Missing people is an increasingly topical issue, and this piece does well to highlight that.
This HMS Pinafore asks us to reflect on a society that has changed considerably, but must keep evolving and continuing to examine itself. Gilbert’s jeering satire of a Victorian society obsessed with class and hierarchy doesn’t seem a million miles away from the problems young people still face in modern Britain.
It is a heart-warming night, Chris bluffs and stutters, clearly enjoying impersonating his father through his famous lines, but personally I preferred it when he spoke plainly as himself.
Helena Payne is starting out on an awfully big adventure to start a theatre company. We asked her to document her journey. Episode 2: Computer says No! Well who knew the internet would catch on? After dropping out of ICT GCSE (because I was completely inept and convinced all electrical machinery hated me as much […]
Helena Payne is starting out on an awfully big adventure to start a theatre company. We asked her to document her journey. Episode 1: I have a cunning plan, m’lord! How do you know when you’re ready to start your own theatre company? The answer I suppose is that it’s different for everybody, but now […]