‘Monkey Bars’

People don’t listen to children. That’s an hour long show in one sentence; I’ve saved you over a tenner. Children’s words through the mouths of adults is nothing revolutionary; it’s what you do with those words that should be. Monkey Bars wasn’t. Sadly, for some people it will be a revelation to realise that children…

‘Dragon’

Who was the clever person who didn’t read the sign correctly, which clearly stated: “1 hour 15 minutes. No interval” ? Who, instead, thought it said “1 hour 15 minutes. Interval” and thought she had missed how long the second half would be? So who, then, at what transpired to be ten minutes before the…

‘Crime and Punishment’

So. An adaptation of a Dostoyevsky novel. Tough gig. As the opportunity has never arisen, I have not read any of his work, but I am lead to believe this particular text is quite dense in its content. Therefore, I am not analysing how well they transposed the text to stage; I am solely concentrating…

Theatre’s Double Standard

I am doing a Masters in Playwriting. Ergo, I must also go and see plays. So I look down the list of plays to book, and click on the many theatre sites to get my tickets through and – hang on, what’s this? “Unemployed/Student Standby* £10 tickets on the day of the performance after midday”.…

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Warning: this post contains the words of a person who had a blip at the weekend and started to worry about stuff that actually kinda isn’t really worth worrying about. Like my use of English in the previous sentence. So before we get started, here’s a picture of a cloudy rainbow taken some time back…