Everyman Festival: Sweet Charity

Last night saw the opening night of show 2 in Everyman’s Festival repertoire, this time musical theatre with Neil Simon’s Sweet Charity.  Set against the backdrop of 1960s New York, Sweet Charity follows the life (and many loves!) of Charity Hope Valentine (Helena-May Harrison). The girl who proclaims her religion in love, doesn’t get offContinue reading “Everyman Festival: Sweet Charity”

Everyman Festival: Blackadder III

Last night the 2015 Everyman festival opened in style with Blackadder III. It’s a tough job opening a festival but Blackadder’s hilarious Regency England adventure was perfect for the first night. Firstly though, a confession: I’ve never seen Blackadder.  I am the turnip head Well I’ve seen bits. And I’ve seen quite a bit of ‘BlackadderContinue reading “Everyman Festival: Blackadder III”

Everyman Festival Preview

I’m really excited that to kick off my new re-vamped theatre review blog I’ve been invited by Everyman Theatre in Cardiff to be one of their bloggers for the summer festival!A lot of people in Cardiff will be familar with the Everyman theatre festival which happens every summer. For those who aren’t every year EverymanContinue reading “Everyman Festival Preview”

Goodbye Hytner thanks for the plays!

So it came to my attention that today is the last day of Nick Hytner’s time at the National Theatre. I’ve not seen nearly as much as I’d like there while he’s been there, hampered by not being closer. However I thought I’d share some highlights. I’ve stuck to those plays I’ve seen live ratherContinue reading “Goodbye Hytner thanks for the plays!”

525, 600 minutes and then some; Rent and me nine years later.

December 22nd, 8pm, Eastern Standard time….wait that’s not quite right. Nine years ago, 22nd December, 8pm (Eastern standard time) I finally saw Rent on Broadway. It’s fair to say that night changed my life, and changed me. A fairly bold statement, but after 4 years and one PhD that is (half) about Rent, I thinkContinue reading “525, 600 minutes and then some; Rent and me nine years later.”