Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival (Preview)

It’s that time of year again….Cardiff’s Open Air Theatre Festival! Now granted the last week’s weather hasn’t been exactly summery here (it is Wales after all) but never fear because once again the audience will be completly undercover. So now that you’ve cheered Wales on in the Euros out in the open (ouch, sorry about that…… Continue reading Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival (Preview)

Tom the Tom Jones Musical

I may be a disgrace to my people, I know nothing about Tom Jones. Despite having worked in Pontypridd for a year and living two doors down from a Tom Jones impersonator, what I know about Tom Jones is well, limited. In that sense it was great to hear some of the ‘real’ story behind…… Continue reading Tom the Tom Jones Musical

Footloose (Tour)

Footloose is the best 80s dance film. Better than Dirty Dancing. There. I’ve said it. I stand by it. I love an 80s dance film in general (except Dirty Dancing, I really hate that film) but Footloose is unashamedly my favourite. Added to that an early 00’s pop favourite in Gareth Gates and Footloose is…… Continue reading Footloose (Tour)

Meet Fred: Review

It was time to Meet Fred last night. The latest offering from Hijinx Theatre, Fred is a puppet, except he doesn’t know that at first. He soon does though, much to his shock. What follows is a clever, touching and at times hilarious look at life and the obstacles it throws at us (literally at…… Continue reading Meet Fred: Review

Meet Fred-Hijnx Theatre

I spent my Monday afternoon interviewing a small puppet with a lot of personality. Everyone, meet Fred:Fred’s new show, apty called Meet Fred, is touring with Hijinx theatre company (scroll down for more information)Fred. (Photograph Johnathan Dunn)Fred is a unique character, but with a story which is universal. As director Ben Pettit-Wade says during my…… Continue reading Meet Fred-Hijnx Theatre

Also Recognised Awards from My Theatre Mates

I love an awards list, even more so I love an awards list that recognises talent overlooked elsewhere. Therefore it’s no surprise that I’m happy to share the #AlsoRecognised awards from MyTheatreMates. The Also Recognised Awards were launched last year with ten categories. In addition to Best Musical Direction, these include six that had been dropped…… Continue reading Also Recognised Awards from My Theatre Mates