Website Review: Seatplan

Finding theatre for theatre nerds is relatively easy; we’re plugged into sources that tell us what’s on when, who is in it and how much we’re likely to pay. We also have our favourite theatres, actors on our radar and directors we’re unlikely to miss. However, as a non-London resident I often find I miss…… Continue reading Website Review: Seatplan

DAVID MERCATALI TALKS TO EMILY GARSIDE (Sherman Theatre)

“David Mercatali has been at Sherman Theatre for a few months now and will soon be making his directorial debut with the theatre. It’s not however his Sherman debut. While at University in Cardiff Mercatali found himself directing Death of a Salesman in the Sherman Studio for Cardiff University’s Act One drama society. From what was from…… Continue reading DAVID MERCATALI TALKS TO EMILY GARSIDE (Sherman Theatre)

Five women who shaped me #IWD

It’s International Women’s Day. And while there are always various political debates about it I do think it’s as good a day as any to celebrate the women who inspire us. I try to vary my lists or posts year on year, so this year I’m going with Women who have shaped my life in…… Continue reading Five women who shaped me #IWD

Why Elliott & Harper is the company I’ve been waiting for

As the first production from Elliott & Harper opens its doors for previews tonight, it’s worth pausing to think what this new production company means and why indeed we need more like it. Something of a ‘power house’ company formed of Marianne Elliott and Chris Harper. Both coming from the National Theatre- as Director and…… Continue reading Why Elliott & Harper is the company I’ve been waiting for

A Kind of Painful Progress; Angels in America and Me.

  First published on my research blog 25th August 2017    Almost a week ago now, Prior Walter bid the Lyttleton theatre ‘More Life’ one last time. Twenty-four years earlier it had opened next door in the Cottesloe. And some 14 or so years earlier they Angel first crashed into my life. Since then it’s…… Continue reading A Kind of Painful Progress; Angels in America and Me.