Chicago | ‘Marie Antoinette’

France. Monarchy. Opulence. Chaos. Set in traverse on a gem-shaped catwalk, the kingdom of Queen Marie and King Louis XVI is revised, revamped and turned up to eleven. Portrayed in full glamour, with a bass-heavy French soundtrack, the court of Louis XVI is pompous, extravagant and woefully naïve. Let’s start at the beginning: why this … More Chicago | ‘Marie Antoinette’

‘A Christmas Carol’

Despite the mayhem of the past month or so, there has still been some time for shows, starting with the most recent – ‘A Christmas Carol‘. Christopher Fairbank (who I genuinely didn’t know was still acting, so bonus) plays the shrivel money-grabber, Ebenezer Scrooge. I don’t know if it was because Christmas has been such … More ‘A Christmas Carol’


In a nutshell: Macbeth, the aftermath. Written in 2010, and originally premiered at the Hampstead Theatre with the RSC, Dunsinane returns to its homeland a year prior to the looming Independence Referendum. As a result, I found it incredibly difficult not to watch it as one big political allegory. I’ll say this now: I think … More ‘Dunsinane’